We are committed towards improving the quality of lives of people in the communities in
which we operate. We wish to be a company which is respected by people for its
commitment towards social causes.
We aim to achieve this by keeping in mind our corporate philosophy, kyosei, which means living and working together for common good. We would volunteer resources and time to the extent possible towards various social causes.
As a responsible company, we stand committed to the causes of Environment, Eye Care and Education. We would also support employees to contribute and share their time and skills towards the causes they feel passionate about.
Previous CSR Activities
As a responsible business, Canon India takes pride in being socially inclined and focuses on sustained and effective CSR projects. The three core areas that Canon India supports are Eye Care, Education and Environment. The CSR policy aligns with the corporate philosophy of Kyosei, which means living and working together for common good. Our employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and skills and enjoy the experience of giving back to the communities in which their work.
Adopt a Village
To make a long term and sustainable impact in the core areas supported by iCare, CSR at Canon India has adopted a village to develop and strengthen Eye Care facilities and Education in the community.
Ferozpur Namak village is situated in Mewat district, Haryana. The implementing partner for the project is CAF India with direct support in the village from NGO SARD and ICARE Hospital in Noida.
As part of the project, Canon India is supporting the local government school at village Ferozpur Namak. The objective of the education project is to improve enrolment of children in the school and deliver quality education. The school engages 1500 children up to class 10, with only 9 teachers. The school suffers from low attendance and enrolment rates. This project includes establishment of a learning centre with education aids, toys, a library and organizing teacher’s training in the school. Canon is also supporting infrastructural development of the school like constructing toilets for girls, improve source of drinking water through pipelines, taps, installing ceiling fans in all classrooms and providing benches for the children.
The project also includes establishment of a physical vision centre at Ferozpur Namak. The vision centre is the primary eye health centre providing comprehensive eye checkups to all sections of community. The services also include conducting eye camps in neighbouring villages, eye screening camps and checkups of patients visiting the centre, providing medicines and spectacles and conducting surgeries in the base hospital in Noida. Close interaction with the community is developed so that with their active participation promotion of eye health education, childhood blindness screening and awareness creation among the villagers can be achieved.
The project also aims to support the school and vision centre with tree plantation and rain water harvesting in the school to solve the water problems for the students. This will also help towards an all round development.
Employee engagement activities are regularly organized at the village government school and the vision centre to support the three core areas, and build a personal connect between the employees and the community. In the past, activities like a friendly cricket match between our employees and the school children, painting the vision centre by our employees, collection of books and spectacles for the library and vision centre have been organized. Regular visits by the senior management and employees are also encouraged by the management.