A bit about us
There are over 190,000 of us in 256 countries and we all work together to be a world-leading provider of innovative imaging and information technology solutions.
Canon in numbers
Founded in 1937
As Precision Optical Industry, Co. Ltd.
Canon employees worldwide.
Subsidiaries and affiliated companies.
Canon started the world's first toner cartridge recycling programme.
We've been one of the top 3 patent holders for the last 30 years.
Over 30,000 days
We provide over 30,000 days of training and development per year.
A global group
The Canon Group is made up of over 256 subsidiaries and affiliated companies across the globe. Click below to find out more about our subsidiaries and brands.
IRIS Group SA
We’re always looking
We’re constantly exploring new ways to innovate and grow our business because our customers expect the exceptional from us. Our vision inspires us to improve the way we work – so we can achieve great things, together.
Guided by our Kyosei culture and values, our vision is focused on strengthening our products and improving the way we deliver innovation. As part of our constant drive for the exceptional, we’re working to maximise growth in emerging markets and we’re diversifying our business – which will open up a world of opportunities.
Our focus on innovation
As the world’s leading imaging brand, we’re committed to driving advanced technologies and celebrating innovation. It’s why we’ve been ranked as one of the top companies in terms of patent generation, and it’s this passion for innovation and betterment that will continue to help us succeed.
What we value
We want to help people realise the power of imaging and information, and everything we do is designed to inspire and encourage people to confidently explore and embrace their vision.
Our Kyosei philosophy
Our corporate philosophy, Kyosei, is a Japanese concept that means living and working together for the common good. It brings to life our commitment to sustainability, how we work together, and our desire to create an environment for everyone to thrive and grow.
Supporting our communities
We’re committed to supporting worthy causes and events. Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes are a vital part of our company’s values and philosophy and we established the Canon CARE scheme to better contribute to all charitable initiatives.
We’re team players
We know that our success is dependent on our people – we need exceptional talent in order to deliver exceptional results. At Canon, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to share, contribute and collaborate so we can achieve great things together.
Environmental conservation is central to our corporate philosophy, Kyosei. This commitment ensures we’re embracing technologies aimed at creating sustainable societies, like our ISO14000 environmental management system and various recycling plans.