Corporate Social Responsibility - Canon Thailand

Giving back to the community

Canon believes in being socially responsible and we are actively involved in various projects. These projects include reaching out to the less fortunate and being an active patron of sports, as well as a leading supporter of environmental conservation efforts.

Clean Energy for Green World

Canon has a philosophy known as Kyosei that calls for "a living and working together for the common good". It is Canon's policy to conduct business while conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Our campaign to preserve the environment, "Clean Energy for Green World".

Earth Hour 2010

Canon supports Earth Hour 2010: A global campaign for the earth.

Canon Marketing (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. officially was one of the partners of Earth Hour Campaign to switch off the light for one hour providing support on photo printing under 'Witness Shots on Climate Change' photo exhibition and Canon cameras as prizes of 'Before and After Landmark Switch off' photo contest. Canon staffs were also encouraged to participate in Earth Hour by turning off their home light on the set date (In 2010, the date was set on Saturday March 27, 2010). This received an overwhelming response with staff voluntarily pledging their support.

Earth Hour, organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), provides a united global opportunity for every individual, business, and community to acknowledge that climate change affects us all to take responsibility in working towards sustainable future, since everyone can make a big difference in saving energy. It has done a lot to raise awareness of climate change issues through a lot of activities in order to invite people around the globe to switch off light for one hour once a year.

Bangkok, Thailand, has joined the campaign to switch off the light for one hour since 2008 and keep going continually. This year, apart from Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Pathumthani, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Nakhonratchasima and Phuket has also joined the campaign.

Canon supports The Traditional Thai Puppet Performance (Joe Louis)

Canon also actively pursues the kyosei philosophy in other avenues. For example, it supports Thailand's cultural heritage --The Traditional Thai Puppet performance ("Joe Louis"). Since the beginning of 2010, Canon has been one of the supporters of the theatrical puppetry to help reviving and assuring the survival of the art of traditional Thai puppetry. This unusual performing art is also unique and exotic in that each puppet requires the synchronized efforts of three puppeteers in its manipulation, all of whom appear on stage with the puppet, and each of whom is a dancer in his or her own right.

Canon Volunteer

At least once or twice a year, Canon staff volunteered to help develop libraries and school buildings in rural areas where students were supposed to have learning materials and high-quality books for the better quality of their lives.

The voluntary activities of Canon staff vary from developing schools' libraries and surroundings, contributing to the better environment through the forestation program in honoring His Majesty the King at the Huay Sai Development Study Center as well as keeping the balance in marine biology, growing mangroves in order to rehabilitate the swamp forest , releasing sea turtles in the Sea turtle Releasing Program at the Sea Turtles Conservation Center, Royal Thai Navy Sattaheep, Chontburi and building clay house for orphans from Bann Nok Kamin Foundation.

Regional CSR activities