Canon believe in living and working together for the common good. That has been our corporate philosophy since 1988. We call it Kyosei.
Kyosei is the Japanese word for “living and working together for the common good”. It’s about taking care of the society and being part of the community, and running our business in a sustainable way. It lies at the heart of our brand, business and sponsorship activities. Check out our Nordic Kyosei activities.
Ronald McDonald Houses in Sweden want to make life more easy for seriously sick children and their families. The house is located next to the hospital and is the home for some families during a hard time in life. Canon support Ronald McDonald Houses with print solutions that make it easier to focus on their core purpose.More about Ronald McDonald
Canon Norway have a cooperation with Hallagerbakken skole all year around, supporting the school with print solutions and office equipment loan. The partnership has focus on themes from the schools nature & environment activity plan.More about Hallagerbakken skole
Canon sponsor the Danish Cancer Society in the yearly event, Canon Pro Golf Series, which we hold in favor of the Danish Cancer Society. All the money we are raising during that event is going to the Danish Cancer Society.
My Dream Now help young people to look forward with the vision that all young people should know their value in society and find their own way to future employment and dreams. Canon support contribute with guidance for the young people in different ways and activities.More about My Dream Now
Canon Norway has over years collaborated with The Church City Mission is an inclusive, nonprofit organization, which works in towns and cities across Norway, among people who face challenges in life for various reasons. Although they operate nationally, we have one Canon Business Center that has an expanded partnership with them.
Financial support is involved, but they show a personal commitment, such as collections of used clothes and other activities. In 2020, employees with families put on lots of warm clothes and gave them away before the cold set in.
The organization Refugees Welcome to Norway - Søndre Nordstrand, is a subgroup of Refugees Welcome to Norway and Refugees Welcome Oslo. The group was started at Holmlia in the autumn of 2015 and now consists of volunteers with the goal of helping refugees who come to the districts. Their main focus is to collect clothes, equipment for the home, toys and other things a person may need in a new everyday life. They also contribute other things in relation to Norwegian language teaching and integration. At our head office in Oslo, we collect equipment that can be useful.More about Refugees Welcome to Norway
Instead of a Christmas present from Canon Norway 2020, our employees chose to give the money to the Petter Uteligger Foundation.
In 2014, Petter Nyquist went out into the streets of Oslo and lived there for 3 months - without money and other belongings than the clothes he was wearing.
The result was a documentary and a foundation, based on volunteering, where they make a significant difference, by creating some highlights for people who are, or have had a drug addiction.
It can be anything from haircuts to activities that bring joy.
The program’s primary social goal is to provide young people with quality education (SDG 4) on visual storytelling. Educating young people on how to get their voices heard, in a world, full of stories and images, showing them how to create an impactful story. Collaboration is done e.g. with local schools, UNDP and photographers.Finland Young People Programme Video from year 2017
All Canon employees in Finland can use one workday yearly for volunteering. In 2018 a group of employees worked at the warehouse of Hope – Yhdessä & Yhteisesti Ry. Hope Ry is an organization runned by volonteers that want to create equal opportunities on everyday life for children in Finland. They distribute garment and donations to families in need and support hobbies and leisure experiences for children and young people.More about Hope
Canon employees joined the Company Marathon to support employees health aswell as kids health in Finland. The entry fees from the marathon are supporting the action called ‘Lasten liike’ which is creating the possibility for free after school activities for kids. At the moment there is over 200 after school classes in 50 cities around Finland.