'Kyosei' is the Japanese word for living and working together for the common good and it's the driving principle behind our commitment to sustainability and environmental protection.
With the Circular Economy, we’ve been moving away from the more linear production models of the past and into a future-forward system that considers how every single product and material is designed, created, reused, repaired and recycled.
Continue scrolling to discover more and learn about how the Circular Economy is making a difference for today and tomorrow.
A lot goes on inside our humble toner cartridges. Scroll down to reveal some of the elements we recycle to help us reduce waste.
Closed loop recycling
Open loop recycling
By recovering, reusing and recycling parts from used toner cartridges, we were able to reduce our reliance on new raw materials by more than 285,000 tonnes between 1990 and 2018.
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We operate five recycling plants globally, including two in Europe, helping to reduce waste through the recycling of used parts, products, and consumables
By making products more compact and lightweight, we’ve been able to reduce our consumption of raw materials annually by an average 2.8% (2008–2020)
Since 2008, we’ve taken 40,220 tonnes of plastics from used products for recycling as raw materials – another 31,938 tonnes of products and parts were reused directly
By the end of 2020, we had collected a total of 435,000 tonnes of used toner cartridges from 23 different countries and regions around the world
We have been collecting and recycling used ink cartridges since 1996, and our collection programme is now running in 35 countries and regions around the world
We provide 42,000 refurbished spare parts to business customers annually and regularly maintain and service their devices throughout its lifecycle
Discover some of the people, places and products playing their part in making sure our Circular Economy is always moving in the right direction.
Canon has five sites conducting recycling in four regions around the world. We are continuing initiatives aimed at circulating resources within the same regions where they are consumed.
The beauty of remanufactured devices is that, unlike refurbished or second-hand products, the process of stripping down and rebuilding with a mix of cleaned old and new parts, along with rigorous testing, means that the devices look and feel brand new.
We constantly strive to improve sustainability at every stage of our manufacturing processes, while supporting our customers as they reduce their environmental impact too.
We believe in introducing products and technologies that improve lifestyles, enhance communities and protect the global environment.
We have a service and support centre in Giessen, Germany, where a wide range of our products are given a second life.
We collect used devices and break them down into parts, which are washed and cleaned. We then replace any parts that show wear or deterioration so that, when a remanufactured device is shipped, it is guaranteed to offer the same level of quality as a new product.
Our corporate philosophy ‘Kyosei’ (living and working together for the common good) means that the principles of sustainability and responsibility have been etched into our values from day one.
Our EQ80 range of remanufactured MFPs embodies our Kyosei philosophy by helping us reduce the environmental impacts of our business – and our customers’ businesses – by boosting the circular economy.