As part of its near 30-year commitment to the Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that it is among the first manufacturers with qualifying products in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT, the global registry for greener electronics. Governments, businesses, and individuals worldwide use EPEAT to assist them in choosing devices that can help reduce their environmental impact. Additionally, all eight models in Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5200 and imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4000 Series of multifunction devices have received an EPEAT Gold rating, the highest level of registration.
“Canon’s commitment to Kyosei is more than a philosophy; it is ingrained in everything we do. Similarly, Canon handles research and development with two simultaneous objectives in mind: maximizing each product’s performance while minimizing its environmental impact,” said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. “We are extremely proud to be among the first companies in the digital imaging category to secure EPEAT registration and look forward to expanding on our great heritage of developing products that can help our customers achieve their own environmental goals.”
To be added to the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33 required environmental performance criteria. Products may achieve higher ratings by meeting some or all of 26 additional optional criteria. Gold qualification signifies that a product meets all required criteria and at least 75 percent of optional criteria. The rating criteria were developed during a four-year stakeholder consensus process that involved hundreds of representatives from the environmental, research, governmental and manufacturing sectors.
EPEAT rates products on a lifecycle basis, and considers, among other things, their absence of toxic substances, their use of recycled and recyclable materials, and their design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging.
“Canon’s strategic decision to participate in this important expansion of the EPEAT registry shows the company’s dedication to environmental leadership,” said Robert Frisbee, EPEAT CEO. “We are pleased to welcome Canon as one of the first manufacturers in the imaging equipment category of the registry.”
The following Canon office systems have been registered in the U.S. for the launch of EPEAT’s imaging equipment category:
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5255 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5250 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5240 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5235 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4051 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4045 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4035 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE 4025 (EPEAT Gold rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2230 (EPEAT Silver rating)
• imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2225 (EPEAT Silver rating)
According to EPEAT, since 2006, purchasers choosing EPEAT-registered electronics over products that don’t meet EPEAT’s registration criteria have helped to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 11 million U.S. vehicles’ annual impact, avoid more than 394,000 metric tons of hazardous waste and reduce solid waste by nearly 167,000 metric tons – equivalent to nearly 86,000 U.S. households’ annual waste.