Canon U.S.A. Pioneers EPEAT® Imaging Equipment Product Registration with Selected Digital Multifunction Devices

  Canon U.S.A. Pioneers EPEAT® Imaging Equipment Product Registration with
  Selected Digital Multifunction Devices

  Eight of Canon’s imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs Receive EPEAT Gold Rating in New
                      Digital Imaging Equipment Category

Business Wire

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- January 29, 2013

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, today 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.*

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2011† and was one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. received the PCMag.com
Readers' Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and
printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service
and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated
to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep
apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS
news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About EPEAT

EPEAT is the definitive global registry for greener electronics. The registry
includes the most products from the broadest range of manufacturers and spans
the widest array of countries. EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria
for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent
verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered
products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant
environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus
process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit
organization based in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at EPEAT.net.

* The environmental benefits of purchasing EPEAT-registered products were
calculated using the Electronics Environmental Benefits Calculator, developed
under a grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, based on sales data
provided by participating manufacturers.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

EPEAT is not owned, controlled or operated by the U.S. EPA. None of EPEAT, the
Green Electronics Council or the U.S. EPA endorses or approves Canon’s
products.

Contact:

Editorial Contact:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Michael Maloney, 516-328-5613
mmaloney@cusa.canon.com
or
Canon U.S.A. Website:
http://www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-OK-CANON
 
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