Operational Excellence

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Caring by Nature has been at the heart of our activities since the company’s foundation in 1877. We act as a responsible corporate citizen in societies in which we conduct our business. We comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as with Canon Group environmental assurance policies. In addition our employees are actively engaging themselves in various programs to bring the excellence on their daily activities.

Renewable Energy

All of the electrical power purchased by our three production facilities is from renewable sources. We set targets on CO2 emissions and actively pursue applying renewable energy for our heating systems. For example Océ-Technologies in Venlo apply several geothermal systems used for heating and cooling. Océ Printing System in Poing is connected to a district heating system based on geothermal energy as well. Equally important, as parts of our Environmental Management System, we set targets for energy reduction in our sites.

Waste and hazardous substances

We are fully aware of our impact on the local environment. That is why we strictly regulate the usage of hazardous substances and chemicals in accordance with local rules and regulations as well as Canon Group rules. We set targets on reducing our waste and establish partnerships with local businesses so that our waste materials can be reused as a valuable feedstock for a new business process. By doing so, we improve on our resource efficiency while contributing to a circular economy.

Sustainable Supply Chains

Procurement

We apply the Canon Green Procurement Standard that provides a guideline for environmentally conscious procurement. By doing so, we ensure to only buy environmentally safe materials and product from trustworthy suppliers.

Conflict Minerals

Canon is working together with business partners and industry entities to identify the history of minerals used in its products with the aim of avoiding the use of conflict minerals that fund armed groups. As a Canon Group company, we support and cooperate with this effort.

Green Logistics

We constantly put effort in reducing product size and weight in order to increase transportation load efficiency. We reuse packaging of our products when feasible. In 2015 we introduced train shipments to China as an alternative to ocean transport, reducing our CO2 transport emissions significantly.

Excellence programs

We promote our employees to take part in various programs to improve quality and environmental performance in their daily activities. All our employees participate in an Environmental Awareness Training program. Every year we celebrate the most successful initiatives in terms of environmental and quality perspective. We communicate these initiatives with all Océ employees in order to inspire them to engage in our sustainability activities to bring out their best.

ISO Certifications

Océ-Technologies B.V. was ISO 14001 certified in 1997 and Océ Printing Systems GmbH & Co KG in 1999. In 2015 both were included in the Canon Group ISO 14001 certificate. Additionally both sites apply a certified Quality Management System according ISO 9001. In 2016, Océ Display Graphics Systems was included in the Canon Group ISO 14001 certificate.

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Vancouver, Canada
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