Goal 11 : Sustainable cities and communitiesWe work hard to solve a range of community-based issues using the insight of our people and the capabilities of our technologies.
Goal 12 : Responsible consumption and productionWe promote sustainable consumption and production patterns through various efforts in green procurement and resource circulation.
Goal 13 : Climate actionWe continue to improve our energy efficiency, while reducing CO2 emissions throughout the lifecycle of our products and solutions.
Goal 15 : Life on landTo achieve a society in balance with nature, we take measures to conserve biodiversity and procure sustainable wood products.
Goal 17 : Goals-based collaborationBy strengthening communication with all our stakeholders, we contribute to a more harmonious coexistence with society and the vitalization of our local community.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Canon Medical Systems
Issued: January 4, 2018
Canon Medical Systems’s environmental strategy has four major goals, as shown below. The basic idea behind the strategy is to produce products and provide services using fewer resources (raw materials/ energy) to reduce costs and increase economic benefits for customers.
*1 EU Ecodesign Directive: Directive aiming to establish a framework for ecological design requirements applied to energy-related products.
*2 POPs Treaty: The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) specifies requirements related to POPs, which have high persistence in the environment, high bioaccumulation, high toxicity to humans and other organisms, and long-range transport potential, aiming to eliminate or restrict the production and use of POPs, reduce POPs emissions, and secure proper management of waste containing POPs.
*3 EU REACH Regulation: Comprehensive regulation for registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals.
*4 EU RoHS Directive: Directive adopted by the European Parliament and the Council concerning the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment sold in member states of the Council of the European Union.
*5 EU WEEE Directive: Directive adopted by the European Parliament and the Council concerning the collection and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
*6 Production site: Headquarters of Canon Medical Systems located in Japan.
* IEC60601-1-9: International Electrical Standard of requirements for environmentally conscious design to ensure compliance of medical devices with environmental regulations in different countries.
*1 JIRA: Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association Japan Medical Imaging and Radiological Systems Industries Association
*2 DITTA: International Congress of Diagnostic Imaging and Therapy Systems Trade Association
*3 U Eco-design Directive: Directive aiming to establish a framework for ecological design requirements applied to energy-related products
*4 COCIR: European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
*5 CRM: Critical Raw Materials
* IEC63077: International standard regarding the refurbishment of used products specified by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The standard was issued in November 2019 and referred to as "Good refurbishment practices for medical imaging equipment".
* Industry-leading eco-conscious products: An internal designation for products that, at the time of release, achieved excellent environmental performance in terms of "prevention of climate change," "efficient use of resources," and "management of chemical substances."
(in thousand yen)
|Category||Details of Key Activities||Investment||Investment|
|1 Business area cost||a.Pollution prevention cost||Air, water, and soil pollution prevention.||14,881||204,554||23,095||161,702|
|Energy conservation and mitigation of climate change.||189,673||23,052|
|c.Resource conservation cost||Efficient use of resources and reduction, separation, and recycling of waste.||0||115,555|
|2 Administration cost||Environmental education, environmental management system, tree planting, information disclosure, environmental advertising, and personnel.||0||111,473|
|3 Social activity cost||Contributions to organizations, sponsorships, and memberships.||0||0|
|4 Environmental remediation cost||Soil remediation.||0||0|
|5 Other||Other environmental protection-related costs.||0||0|
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