Green Procurement

Green Procurement

Guided by its corporate philosophy of “Kyosei”, Canon continues to be active in conducting global environmental conservation activities.  One of these activities is Green Procurement, in which the procurement and purchasing of environment-friendly materials, parts, and products is prioritized when necessary resources are produced and purchased.

Canon recognizes Green Procurement as one of the most important factors for our environment.  Canon began issuing “Global Canon Green Procurement Standards” and the “Global Canon Green Procurement Guide” as early as 1997, and has since promoted various environmental strategies in all areas of corporate activity together with suppliers.

  1. Canon Products require Green Procurement Compliance
  2. Independent Business Products may require RoHS Compliance

Suppliers must complete all green procurement requirements and be approved prior to any award of business. 

*For instructions on how to complete the necessary forms, please refer to the "Canon Green Procurement Standards Version 11 (Supplier Environmental Evaluation) Form Entry Procedure."

Eight steps are necessary to comply with our Green Procurement requirements:

Step 1
Canon Virginia (CVI) suppliers are required to review the Green Procurement Standards Version 11.0 and updated List of Use-Restricted Substances, which is necessary to complete the Self-Evaluation, Questionnaire, and Action Item List and Check Sheet, if applicable.
 
Step 2
CVI suppliers must complete the Self Evaluation Version 11.0, and then after naming it "SupplierNameSelfEval11.0.doc," email the completed file to the appropriate purchasing agent.
 
Step 3
CVI suppliers must complete the Questionnaire Version 11.0 and then after naming it "SupplierNameQuestionnaire11.0.doc," email the completed file to the appropriate purchasing agent.
 
Step 4

CVI suppliers must complete the Guidelines for the Management of Chemical Substances in Products (Version 3) Action Item List and Check Sheet - Canon Version 1.5, and then after naming it "SuppliersNameActionItemListCheckSheet.xls," email the completed file to the appropriate purchasing agent. The Action Item List and Check Sheet consists of one tab with instructions and explanations at the top. 

*Note to Distributor/Trading Company Suppliers:

Depending upon your style of business, there are areas of the Action Item List and Check Sheet that may be optional. Please refer to the following guide for information on how to classify your style of business, and how to fill out the evidence column of the Action Item List and Check Sheet according to that classification: Canon Verification Points for Distributor/Trading Company Evaluations.

 
Step 5

CVI suppliers are required to review the following informational guidelines to complete the Green Procurement Survey Tool Version 4.31, (Step 6 below) and if applicable the Additional Survey Sheet Version 5.02  (Step 7 below).

  1. Survey Response Tools Version 4.3 Operation Manual
  2. Material Composition Survey And Response Manual Version 4.3
  3. Survey Form Entry Manual Ver. 7.0

Reminder: If the content flag is Y for a particular substance group, supplier must input Intended Use Classification(s), Purpose of Use, Application Area, and Maximum Content Rate (ppm). Even if the content flag is N, the supplier must continue to input Total Content (mg) amount as follows: content of chemical substances per survey unit in mg. If no content is present, enter 0.00. If the content is greater than 0.00, supplier must input Intended Use Classification(s), Purpose of Use, Application Area, and Maximum Content Rate (ppm).  For each intended use classification, corresponding items are assigned based on whether the content flag is Y or N. Select the intended use classification that is consistent with the content flag. There is a list of applicable use classifications and their relationship to the Y/N content flag on Pages 9– 16 of the Material Composition Survey And Response Manual Version 4.3.

 
Step 6

CVI suppliers are requested obtain the JGPSSI Green Procurement Survey Tool Version 4.31 (Excel Format) from their purchasing agent.  When the form is completed it should be saved and renamed “SupplierNameSurveyTool4.31.xls."

NOTE: The JGPSSI Green Procurement Survey Tool Version 4.31 is only required for Step 7 and Step 8-Part 2.

*Applicable parts will be listed on the JGPSSI Green Procurement Survey Tool Version 4.31.  Please respond only for those parts listed.

 

 
Step 7

Chemical and Resin Only

Required forms: Green Procurement Survey Tool Ver.4.31 and Canon Additional Survey Sheet Ver. 5.02.

CVI suppliers are requested to obtain the Canon Additional Survey Sheet Ver 5.02 (Excel Format) in addition to the Survey Response Tool above from their purchasing agent. For instructions on the Additional Survey Sheet Version 5.02, please refer to the Survey Form Entry Manual, Version 7.0 pages 22-28, located under Step 5.

Rename this file "SupplierNameAdditionalSurveyToolVer5.02xls." The header and item entry portions are very similar to the Survey Response Tool. However, supplemental survey information about compliance with laws when chemical or resin materials are used must be completed.

 
Step 8 Part 1

For Packing Only: For Pack Parts

Required forms: Canon Original Packaging Survey Sheet Version 6.03 only

Examples: Parts such as Box, Bag, Stretch Film, Pallets, End Caps, etc.

CVI packaging suppliers are requested to obtain the Canon Original Packaging Survey Sheet (Excel Format) from their purchasing agent and rename it "SupplierNameCanonPackagingSurveyVer6.03.xls". For instructions on the CVI Packaging Packet, please refer to the Survey Form Entry Manual, Version 7.0 located under Step 5, pages 15-20.

 
Step 8 Part 2

For Packaging Only: For user - disposed items

Required forms: JGPSSI Green Procurement Survey Tool Ver.4.31 and Additional Survey Sheet Ver. 5.02

Examples: Orange Parts (Pull Tab, P-Caps, Drum Cover), Toner Seals

CVI Packaging suppliers are requested to obtain the Additional Survey Sheet Ver. 5.02 (Excel Format) from their purchasing agent and rename it "SupplierNameAdditionalSurveySheetVer5.02.xls". For instructions on the Additional Survey Sheet Version 5.02, please refer to the Survey Form Entry Manual, Version 7.0 located under Step 5 - pages 21-28.