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Canon South Africa

Since 2015, Climate Neutral Group has assisted Canon South Africa to become a carbon neutral business by buying carbon offsets, hereby offsetting its carbon footprint.

After gaining insights into Canon’s carbon footprint (measure), the company has spent a lot of time and energy on improving its resource and energy efficiency through various optimisation programmes (reduce). Finally, Canon South Africa decided to purchase carbon offsets from a local carbon offset project, The Wonderbag.

The company currently offsets 15% of its annual carbon footprint through one of our offsetting projects, The Wonderbag. This is over and above putting various measures in place to reduce its carbon footprint. The company has also pledged to increase the percentage of its offsetting activities on an annual basis.


Canon South Africa offsets its carbon emissions through the Wonderbag offsetting project. This initiative reduces people’s fuel cost (wood, charcoal,  etc) by some 40%, curbing carbon emissions, fighting climate change, and improving the quality of life of people in vulnerable communities.

Globally, Canon has applied its environmental sustainability policy to save costs by making its printing and transport operations more efficient and reducing its waste output.