Canon Cameras Hong Kong Ltd. donates to THF.

Canon Cameras Hong Kong Ltd., was extremely generous again in 2010, be becoming the first ever corporate sponsor of The Hummingfish Foundation.  Canon donated $50,000hkd worth of camera equipment to The Hummingfish Foundation as gift prizes for the inaugural Timor-Leste Dive Photo Competition, which Daniel J. Groshong planed and organized in 2010 (Read more about the Timor-Leste Dive Photo Competition).

Daniel J. Groshong (left) receives $50,000hkd worth of Canon camera equipment from Canon Hong Kong. Canon donated the equipment to The Hummingfish Foundation, which in turn gave it away as prizes in the Timor-Leste Dive Photo Competition 2010.

Canon Cameras Hong Kong Ltd., has been a supporter of the concept behind The Hummingfish Foundation since then became the first official sponsor of the Timor-Leste Land of Discovery book in 2005.

Canon Cameras is an organization that understands the power of photographs better then most.  The executives at Canon Hong Kong understood the concept of “adding value to nature” through the power of visuals instantly, when we first discussed the concept with them some years ago.

We can’t thank Canon Cameras Hong Kong Ltd., enough for all that they have done.

Some interesting information about Canon.
Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan’s first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera in 1934, called the Kwanon. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan’s first plain-paper copier NP-110 in 1970 and the world’s first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. With over 70 years of experience in imaging products manufacturing, Canon’s global revenue currently stands at US$34.9 billion (as of 31 December 2009). The extensive resources it devotes to research and development has made Canon one of the U.S. imaging industry’s top technology patent-holders, and the only manufacturer across the globe to offer both input and output device solutions to the world’s various imaging needs.

Established in 1971, Canon Hongkong Company Limited (CHK) is responsible for sales, marketing and services of all Canon product lines in Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Taiwan, the Philippines and Mongolia, including its digital cameras, digital video camcorders, printers, copiers, scanners, projectors and other imaging merchandise. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy, kyosei, which in essence motivates the company with its staff to proactively strive for harmonious coexistence with other citizens through participation in various social, charitable and environmental activities. From year 2005, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service has awarded CHK the Caring Company Logo in recognizing CHK’s continuous efforts contributed to the local community. Furthermore, CHK also endeavours to adopt internationally recognized management systems, having become certified in conformance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in 2003, 2004 and 2005 respectively. CHK is certified to COPC-2000 CSP Standard in 2006.

Being a responsible manufacturer, Canon leads to be the first in global to set up its own Canon Toner Cartridge Recycle Factory located in Japan, China, U.S. and France since 1990 to make sure all collected toner cartridges are utilize as reused parts in new products. Up to second half year of 2009, Canon has reduced the use of new resources by 150,000 tons and CO2 emission by 370,000 tons. Likewise, CHK from 2008 has established Ink Cartridge Collection boxes placed in voluntary schools, shopping malls, computer Centers and commercial buildings. All used cartridges collected will be delivered to factory for decomposition and recycling as materials of other products..

To contact Canon Cameras Hong Kong Ltd., please see their website…
http://www.canon.com.hk/en/corporate/home/index.do

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