Canon Conferred Two Accolades at the Sustainability & CSR Awards

Julia Cheah, Human Resources and General Affairs Director of Canon Marketing says the company has done various environmental and social initiatives over the past 35 years in Malaysia

Canon Conferred Two Accolades at the Sustainability & CSR Awards
From left: Lee Seng Chee, CSR Malaysia Co-Chairman and Managing Editor; Dato’ Ramlan Harun, SG of the Ministry of Rural Development; Julia Cheah; and Dato' R. Rajendran, CSR Malaysia Chairman

SHAH ALAM, September 2022 - Canon Marketing Malaysia has once again been awarded with 'Company of The Year’ for the fifth consecutive year since 2018 and brought back its first ever 'Long-Standing Excellence in Sustainability', in recognition of Canon's well-established commitment to CSR and sustainability initiatives.

The prestigious awards acknowledge the company's dedication in carrying out valuable CSR initiatives that have a positive impact on the lives of local communities, and its proactive involvement in sustainability efforts in the endeavour of a better Malaysia. This marks yet another notable achievement for Canon, the global leader in the market for photographic and digital imaging solutions.

The Sustainability & CSR Malaysia Awards 2022 is organised by CSR Malaysia, a publication and social initiative under the auspices of the Pertubuhan Amal Tanggungjawab Kemapanan Dan Korporat Malaysia (a national body for Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility). YBhg Dato’ Ramlan Bin Harun, Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development, officiated the event held at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur on 18 August 2022.

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"I’m greatly humbled by Canon’s double-award win, which has only been possible thanks to the dedication and commitment of all our employees. Balancing business growth with commitment to the environment is a key attribute to Canon's success today, as well as the cornerstone of all our future activities and policies.

"We have done various environmental and social initiatives over the past 35 years since our establishment in Malaysia, and are constantly strengthening our company policies in terms of governance. We aspire to work hand-in-hand with local communities to create avenues of positive impact nationwide”, says Julia Cheah, Human Resources and General Affairs Director of Canon Marketing Malaysia.

This event honours organisations who have taken the initiatives to conduct Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes to create positive socio-economic impact in Malaysia. These programmes range from supporting underrepresented communities to preserving environmental efforts. A distinguished panel of judges assessed the award winners based on several criteria; such as the alignment of the company's practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) benchmarked by the United Nations and the impact of the CSR activity.

As a global leader in digital imaging solutions, Canon has always endeavoured to use ‘Imaging for Good’. The company received the two awards this year based on Canon’s CSR activities conducted in 2021. One Canon One Tree is the company’s annual tree planting event to contribute to a greener environment. Since 2016, more than 8,000 trees have been planted including 511 trees planted as a food source for the endangered Malayan Tapir.