Canon USA Receives its 10th Energy Star Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 6, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, today announced that is has received the 2008 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Product Labeling. The award will be presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) on April 1, 2008 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.



The award recognizes the Company's commitment to consistently labeling ENERGY STAR-qualified office products with the highest possible degree of accuracy. ENERGY STAR is the joint effort of the EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For general information, visit: www.energystar.gov.


"Demonstrating our commitment to preserve and conserve the planet's limited resources for future generations, Canon continues to be at the forefront of sustainable development. As an organization, we are guided by the corporate philosophy of Kyosei – all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future," said Joe Adachi, president and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., "Embracing this philosophy, we will continue to make decisions about the production and consumption of our energy resources that will shape the future of our planet."



Canon has a strong optical and imaging heritage. This heritage has allowed Canon to develop original and advanced energy efficient technologies, and it has introduced more than 150 products that incorporate these technologies. An ENERGY STAR partner since 1993, this is the Company's 10th ENERGY STAR Award.


Further underscoring its commitment to the environment, all of its facilities in Canon U.S.A. and Canon Canada headquarters received ISO 14001 Certification under Canon's Global ISO 14001 Certification Initiative in October 2007. The ISO 14001 Standard is an internationally accepted specification for environmental management systems created by the International Organization for Standardization to help organizations minimize how their operations affect the environment and comply with related laws, regulations and requirements.


Canon U.S.A. protects future generations by helping to preserve nature's most valuable resources through the support of a wide range of environmental and community programs. For further information, please view the The 2007 Canon Sustainability Report (pdf).



About ENERGY STAR


ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy joined EPA in this effort and today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 50 different kinds of products. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR designation prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the government.



About Canon U.S.A., Inc.


Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2007†, with global revenues of $39.3 billion, is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2007 BusinessWeek list of "Top 100 Brands." 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/pressroom.



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† IFI Patent Intelligence Press Release, January 2008