Melville, NY—Sustainability is the future, which is why Canon USA Inc. is celebrating the tenth year that its enterprise division has supported the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation program.
Since 2009, the company’s enterprise division has contributed to the planting of more than 500,000 trees in the U.S. Moreover, this year’s efforts count toward the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative. Through the initiative, the Arbor Day Foundation seeks to plant 100 million trees worldwide by 2022.
“We understand the vital importance of replenishing and maintaining our forests and are committed through our philosophy of Kyosei to promoting environmental responsibility to our employees, partners and also customers,” said Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon USA Inc. “It’s an honor to continue into our 10th year of supporting the Arbor Day Foundation, which we believe can help drive positive environmental impact in 2019 and beyond.”
The Arbor Day Foundation implements reforestation initiatives across the country to rebuild forests that are in desperate need of regrowth. Furthermore, via this program, Canon contributes to the planting of one tree for every eligible imageRunner Advance solution sold between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, up to a maximum of 50,000 trees. In addition, Canon’s imageRunner solutions allow administrators to enable settings that help users save energy and paper.
This year, active replanting efforts are taking place all over the nation. Canon’s aid for 2019 will support reforestation efforts for the Superior National Forest (MN); habitat restoration for rare species in the Upper Altamaha Watershed (GA); and also restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem in the Big Thicket National Preserve (TX).
“Canon’s long-standing support is invaluable to our forest revitalization efforts across the nation,” said Dan Lambe, president, Arbor Day Foundation. “The Foundation appreciates Canon’s continued corporate support to address one of the world’s most challenging environmental issues.”
The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization. Its mission is to inspire people to plant, nurture as well as celebrate trees.