Canon offers products that are registered in accordance with the recently established Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (IEEE 1680.2 or EPEAT) for Imaging Equipment.
This new sustainability tool provides third-party verification of the positive environmental aspects related to the purchase and use of imaging equipment. 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.
With EPEAT, both institutional and commercial customers will be able to easily identify and select environmentally preferable products.
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. 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. To view a list of some of the criteria that Canon products have met, please visit:
EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.
For a complete list of Canon office systems that are registered in EPEAT and to learn more about the registry, visit EPEAT.net.
See Canon's Press Release:
Canon EPEAT Flyer:
Did you know?
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.*
* 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.
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.