Canon Virginia Earns R2 Certification

Company says it is the first manufacturer in the United States to be certified to this standard.

April 22, 2013
Recycling Today Staff
Certification Electronics
Canon Virginia Inc. (CVI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. Inc., has reported that it has achieved certification to the Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) Standard, making it the first original equipment manufacturer to achieve certification to the standard. The certification is a result of independent audits of its Newport News, Va., facilities, which confirm the operations meet the R2 Standard, a set of best management practices governing the environmental, health, safety and security aspects of the electronics recycling industry.
CVI says that while electronic manufacturers typically employ third-party recyclers, the majority of the recycling at CVI’s facility is done on site. CVI says this practice helps reduce the environmental footprint of its products and is an example of the company’s dedication to maximizing efficiency and environmental practices. 
“Achieving R2 certification is a major accomplishment and supports our commitment to the environment,” says Toru Nishizawa, president and CEO of Canon Virginia. “We work very hard to ensure the recycling side of our business complements Canon’s research and development efforts to help minimize the environmental impact of our products. As an OEM, Canon is combining manufacturing and recycling under one roof to strengthen our profile and offer a unique business value to our customers and society."