Being a responsible and
sustainable business is in our DNA

We're a responsible business choice with the measures we have in place to ensure effective governance around product and chemical safety, ethical and sustainable procurement practices and compliance with regulation.

We are committed to managing human rights and preventing modern slavery in our supply chains.

Responsible business

Respecting Human Rights

To ensure consistent fair practice in areas including human rights, labour, and the environment, we report our annual sustainability performance to the UN Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate sustainability Initiative and The Responsible Business Alliance, the leading industry coalition dedicated to corporate social responsibility in global supply chains.


In the EMEA region we are proud signatories of the UN Global Compact, and all Canon Group companies are members of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).
  • Partnerships including the United Nations Global Compact

  • Memberships including the Responsible Business Alliance

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Compliance & Policy

Our Sustainability strategy is built on the foundations of robust and effective compliance and certification activities. We have also developed policies to ensure continuous improvement of our management of social and environmental impacts.

Please find below links to all our regulatory and compliance documents.

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