Canon is recognized as the world's leading imaging technology company, a leader in printer technology and a top worldwide patent holder. Canon products include full-color as well as black and white copiers; printers; micrographics and image filing systems; facsimile machines; calculators; cameras and lenses; camcorders; semiconductor, broadcast and optical equipment, and other specialized industrial products.
As a global technology leader, Canon achieved $24 billion in worldwide sales in 1998.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. employs more than 11,000 people at more than 30 facilities throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
As a concerned corporate citizen, Canon instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which supports various environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has collected more than 25 million Canon toner cartridges for recycling and reuse as part of its "recycling in the workplace" effort. The Clean Earth Campaign has also supported leading environmental organizations and initiatives to help achieve its other goals of supporting programs that help preserve and protect the environment, enable people to enjoy the environment, and educate people as to its importance.
Among organizations supported by Canon U.S.A. through its Clean Earth Campaign are The Nature Conservancy, the National Park Foundation and the National Wildlife Federation.