CSR & Environment

The Latest Environmental Report

Objectives and Main Results for CY2017

CSR Report 2018 (PDF)

Corporate Social Responsibility

The importance of education as a means of improving patient care is an integral value of Canon Medical Systems. We are committed to providing comprehensive educational programs and supporting educational institutions that share the same value of developing and nurturing clinical excellence. We support diagnostic imaging programs across Canada by providing medical equipment on a non-profit basis. It is with great pride that we continually help institutions to provide high quality education and innovative technologies.

An Aquilion 64 CT scanner was donated to The Michener Institute of Education to allow the students receive advanced training and learn the imaging protocols that are in current clinical use. This investment with The Michener Institute is a testament of our respect for educational institutions as we align our shared visions of healthcare innovation through education. Due to the size of the equipment and limited space in the building, the 4,000-lb Aquilion 64 scanner was craned through a window on the building’s 11th floor. The project also overcame poor weather conditions and involved a variety of infrastructure changes. It took strong project coordination and teamwork and we are extremely pleased to support such a partnership to benefit the future healthcare providers and enhance medical development.

In our annual customer service survey last year, Canon Medical Systems provided respondents with the opportunity to select one of two charities for a donation as a thank you. The charities supported through this initiative were the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Alzheimer Society of Canada. As we continuously strive to serve our customers with the best service and support possible, it is equally important that we make this same effort for the members and future well-being of our community.

Canon Medical Systems Corporation aims to make a positive contribution as a member of society with a respect for life. We give the utmost priority to life and safety, and contribute to solving social issues around the world through business activities.

Social Activities

Our planet is irreplaceable. Our philosophy is to
practice environmentally-sustainable manufacturing.

Based on our environmental policies, we have developed targets and promotion plans, which are mainly engaged in cutting carbon dioxide emissions, reducing waste generation, minimizing water usage, conserving biodiversity, and improving the environmental performance of our products. We are committed to developing sustainable products.

Social Activities

Environment

As a corporate citizen of planet earth, Canon Medical Systems Corporation is contributing to healthcare while working to achieve a sustainable environment. Everything we do is for people, for society, and for the Earth. The Canon Medical Systems group incorporates environmentally conscious designs in all our products to minimize environmental impact. This is the responsibility and commitment of the Canon Medical Systems group, which is expanding its business worldwide. Based on this philosophy, and to the extent technically and economically feasible, we promote environmental activities in accordance with the Canon Group Environmental Charter and the Canon Medical Systems Group Standards of Conduct.

In Canada, Canon Medical Systems Canada has obtained the ISO14001 certification. This achievement signifies our environmental leadership as it is the world’s most recognized environmental management system benchmark. Canon Medical Systems Canada strives to continuously improve upon the environmental performance of all business processes, including sales, distribution, servicing and disposal by committing to the following environmental objectives:




  • Prevent pollution and use resources efficiently
    • Divert Waste from Landfill
    • Reduce energy consumption by increasing fleet vehicle fuel efficiency
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable environmental laws Product end of life
    • Product end of life management
  • Promoting biodiversity conservation activities in cooperation with communities
    • Improve the biodiversity of local ecosystems through the participation in annual conservation and stewardship projects
  • Providing environmentally conscious products
    • Reduction of CO2 emissions during system use
    • Reduction of materials used in systems
    • Management of chemical substances in systems
In addition to that, Canon Medical Systems Canada is proud to participate in earth month every year by organizing an annual environmental event for its employees.

This year our team members spent their lunch hour cleaning up the grounds of our headquarters in Markham, ON. About 40kg of waste and recyclables were collected and disposed correctly during the spring litter clean-up.

Environment Activities

Our planet is irreplaceable. Our philosophy is to practice environmentally-sustainable manufacturing.

Based on our environmental policies, we have developed targets and promotion plans, which are mainly engaged in cutting carbon dioxide emissions, reducing waste generation, minimizing water usage, conserving biodiversity, and improving the environmental performance of our products. We are committed to developing sustainable products.

Environment Activities