Canon contributes to the conservation and restoration of ecosystems for environmental sustainability.
Activities include installing birdhouses made of natural materials and planting trees to increase green space,
aiming to restore the community forest
Canon Marketing (Thailand) Company Limited, led by Mr. Hiroshi Yokota, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Mr. Phongthep Prasertvoranan, Director of Corporate Communications, together with the Company’s volunteer staff, in collaboration with faculty members and students from the Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus, recently organized the 29th Canon Volunteer activity.
Riding on the concept, We Save the World, Canon Volunteers continue to promote environmental conservation activities and enhance the protection of ecosystems. As part of this, 24 birdhouses made of natural materials were installed on trees in the community forest. Together, the volunteers also planted 100 nagkesar trees (Sarapee in Thai) to create a larger green environment and provide a suitable and safe habitat for wild birds. The event was held recently at Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom Province.
The installation of birdhouses, which are made of natural materials, is part of the Canon Bird Branch Project initiated and founded by Canon Inc., Japan. The project highlights the natural cycle of life through activities focusing on the conservation of wild bird species in various areas across the globe.
Canon Marketing (Thailand) Company Limited has been continuing this effort by working with volunteers to create birdhouses, recycling used pallets from its warehousing operations. 24 birdhouses have been installed, affixed to the trunks with cordage which can be loosened as the trees grow.
To install the birdhouses, Canon has collaborated with the Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University Kamphaeng Saen Campus in Nakhon Pathom Province. The faculty is responsible for providing practical knowledge and helps in preparing the venue for the activity. At this initial stage, the birdhouses have been installed in the university’s park with Banyan trees, a space with an open and unobstructed landscape far from high-rise buildings and local communities. Located near a marsh, it is also considered to have a rich source of food for natural inhabitants.
In addition to the installation of birdhouses, the volunteer staff planted 100 nagkesar trees (Sarapee in Thai). Apart from adding more green space to the community forest, the trees are considered one of the strongest perennial plants that give shade and multiple benefits, from contributing to the restoration of ecosystems to creating a safe, long-term haven for birds and other animals.
All of these form parts of the socially responsible initiatives that reflect Canon’s corporate culture which concentrates on living and working together for the public interest and can be achieved through sustainable business operations in every process. Additionally, Canon Group always focuses on sustainability in every stage of business operations: from design, production, transportation, sales, and service, to reuse and recycling, to ensure that negative environmental impacts across all its operating sites be minimized.