Canon Virginia subsidiary becomes the first ever OEM to achieve R2 certification
NEW YORK : The leader in digital imaging solutions-Canon USA Inc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary-Canon Virginia Inc (CVI) has become the first OEM to receive R2 certification.
While many recycling companies are awarded with R2 certification, CVI is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve the distinction. The certification follows an independent audit of CVI’s facilities in Newport News, Va by authorities. The authorities confirmed that the Canon’s facilities met all the standards of R2 certification.
In contrast to the normal practice of most electronic manufacturing companies, Canon does not use the services of third-party recyclers. The majority of the recycling at the CVI facility is done on site. This practice helps to reduce the carbon footprint and thereby ensures environmental safety and health standards. The company sources say that the CVI facility is a classic example of their efforts to combine manufacturing and recycling under one roof.
The R2 audit involves a seven-step process that evaluates over 50 areas of operational performance. The certification ensures the highest levels of compliance in environmental practices, procedures and data security and implements strict recycling and material disposal regulations. R2-a US Environmental Protection Agency recognized accreditation standard, is the leading standard for the electronics recycling industry setting a high bar for practices that protect the environment, human health, safety and the security of the recycling process.
By becoming R2 certified, Canon has proved that it cares about the environment, health and safety of workers both domestically and abroad and has a system of accountability for electronic equipment. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. The company adheres to highest industry standards and best practices. It is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013.