'One Canon One Tree' To Build A Greener Community in MBSA

Canon Marketing Malaysia, Canon Opto Malaysia  and Canon MailCom Malaysia donated RM25,000 to  Yg. Bhg Dato' Haji Haris Bin Kasim,  Mayor of Shah Alam, 

Canon team making a greener community 

Group photo at Taman Tasik Shah Alam, Seksyen 17 

Team work in contributing to a sustainable environment

A total of 2,000 trees were planted in Taman Tasik Shah Alam to help green the city.  The effort was a collaboration between Canon group of companies  (CanonMarketing Malaysia, Canon MailCom Malaysia and Canon Opto Malaysia) under the "One Canon One Tree"  Programme and Shah Alam City Council (MBSA).  The "One Canon One Tree" is an initiative  aimed at reducing carbon footprint, raising awareness and cultivating a sense of responsibility in conserving the envrionment within the community and to achieve a garden city for the community.  The  event was graced by Yg. Bhg. Dato' Haji Haris Bin Kasim, the Mayor of Shah Alam where Canon presented a cheque for RM25,000 to MBSA to further show its support with its green initiatives.  The evet was attended by 300 particiapnts including employees and families of the Canon group of companies. 

Bringing Kyosei Philosophy to Zoo Negara

Canon Marketing Malaysia team at Zoo Negara

Mr. Andrew Koh,  President & CEO painting the Ape Centre

Canon Marketing Malaysia team cleaning the Wallaby & Javen Deer area                                                                                                    

Cleaning in progress 

Malaysia's National Day falls on 31st August and in the spirit of nationalism and camaraderie, 150 CMM staff and their families stepped up to do their bit to protect and preserve one of the nation's most treasured wildlife conservation sites, that is Zoo Negara (National Zoo). CMM's show of support came essentially in response to recent media highlights on the plea for corporations and individuals to come forward in aid of Zoo Negara's struggles in preserving the nation's wildlife tourist site. The National Zoo has been needing more visitors and help to cover its operational cost and expansion in recent times.

Led by CMM President & CEO, Mr. Andrew Koh , partcipants joined in the "Green", "Glow" and "Wildlife Enrichment" activities. "Green" preservation activities saw the cleaning and washing of the Javen Deer and Wallaby enclosure in helping to improve the animals' well-being, while "Glow" activities involved painting the Ape Centre as well as other different areas at Zoo Negara for a much-needed facelift. On the other hand, the "Wildlife Enrichment" activity provided valuable experience for all especially children who got cloaser look into the diet, care and habits of the animals and the importance of conservation and creating a sustainabe ecosystem for future generation.

An Educational Trip to Kidzania For Children From Poor Communities 

Staff and volunteers from CMM and Taylor's Community  with children from PPR Lembah Pantai

A participant learning the ropes of professional photography


A kid trying to snap a photo 


In collaboration with Taylor's Community, Taylor's Education Group's CSR arm, and Canon Marketing Malaysia brought 30 children from low income community to Kidzania. The project  was aimed to expose the underprivileged children to more opportunities, instil confidence and self-motivation, build god character as well as  gain important soft skills to help them get ahead in life. 

Results from the impact measurement study done by Taylor's Commmunity showed that 94% of the children gained new ambitions on that day, through role-play of different occupations. 

National Camera Day Celebration

Canon Marketing Malaysia together with children from Rumah Hope,  Shelter Home and Rumah Amal Telaga Kasih

In conjunction with National Camera Day on 29th June, Canon Marketing Malaysia make it possible for children from orphanages to gain photography skills and capture precios moments through the lens of Canon cameras.  38 children from Rumah Hope, Shelter Home and Rumah Amal Telaga Kasih were thought the fundamental of photography by Canon (Malaysia) EOS Youth Ambassadors. Armed with a unit of the mirrorless camera each, their skills were put to the test as they ventured around the grounds of Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC), capturing elements of nature and portrait. They were then assigned to print their photos using a variety of Canon printers and frame them up.  Using their creativity the children decorated the photo frames and teams with the top 3 most creative and inspiring photos took home prizes.

Canon takes pride in not only spreading the love of photography to everyone but also made storyteling easier for people from all walks of life regardless of their background.

Children taking photos of nature 

Printing out their favourite photos 

Decorating photo frame

Gesture of Solidarity for Northern Flood Victims


Mr Andrew Koh, President & CEO of Canon Marketing Malaysia (third from right) handing over the cheques to Malaysian Red Crescent together with representatives from Canon group of companies

The Canon companies in Malaysia came together to contribute a total of RM115,000 in aid of flood relief operations in the northern states of Malaysia by the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC). On November 14, a cheque presentation ceremony was conducted at the Malaysian Red Crescent's national headquarters in Kuala Lumpur. The Canon companies involved consisted of Canon Opto (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Canon Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, and Toshiba Medical Systems Manufacturing Asia Sdn Bhd.

Canon Marketing Malaysia President & CEO, Mr Andrew Koh, mentioned that Canon is driven by its corporate philosophy of 'Kyosei', and would like to help Malaysians in flooded areas who are facing difficulties and severe damage caused by the flood. 

Love our Community: Supporting Underprivileged Communities

In conjunction with Canon Marketing Malaysia's 30th Anniversary, we supported the poor, needy and underprivileged communities via the Food Aid Foundation and various homes in need of necessities.

Canon staff were invited to donate the items required by each of the communities. The collection yielded food staples such as rice, cereal, malt chocolate drink, biscuits, cooking oil and canned foods, as well as toiletries and cleaning essentials, as requested by the communities.

21 April A large collection of dried foods were contributed to the Food Aid Foundation, an NGO which channels food donations to welfare homes, poor families and soup kitchens
30 April Provisions and food items were donated to Hope Place in Kuching
25 June Kota Kinabalu branch donated dry food contributions to the Holy Family Residence at Kampung Pulak, Papar
15 July Handover of essential groceries and toiletries by Canon and FOV to 72 families in the orang asli settlement at Ulu Slim, Perak
21 September Second round of contribution to Food Aid Foundation comprising donations of rice, beehoon, cooking oil, Milo, canned food, cereal 3-in-1 and sugar
14 December Final round of contribution to Food Aid Foundation to replenish the food necessities for the poor and needy

Handover of the dried food items to Food Aid Foundation

Food and cleaning essentials donated by Canon Marketing Malaysia Head Office staff

Children from Trinity Children's Home expressed their gratitude for Canon's contributions

Orang asli villagers in Perak receiving the items contributed by Canon and FOV

Contribution of Digital Cameras to Living Hope


Head of Corporate Communication Department, Mr Patrick Lim, handing over the cameras to Living Hope founder, Dr. Peggy Wong

In support of Living Hope's charitable efforts, Canon Marketing Malaysia sponsored 10 units of IXUS compact cameras (demo units) to assist them in their daily activities. Living Hope provides food and basic necessities to the poor, needy and marginalized children living in Malaysia. The cameras will be utilized for the reporting of the conditions in rural areas where Living Hope volunteers are based.

Spreading Love at Rumah Seri Kenangan, Johor Bahru

On August 12, Canon's Johor Bahru branch visited Rumah Seri Kenangan, a home for the elderly, hardcore poor and handicapped, located in Johor Bahru. The visit was organized by the Staff Recreation Club to hand over dried food stuff contributed by the staff as part of the Love Community project.

About seventeen staff members took time off from their Saturday to visit the home. Besides having a tour around the premises, they also spoke to the caretaker as well as the old folks to understand their situation and needs. Cik Wan Zalina, Head of Rumah Seri Kenangan, was delighted with our presence and kindness.

Canon Marketing Malaysia Johor Bahru staff handing over the provisions to Rumah Seri Kenangan

Speaking to and cheering up the old folks

KDU Students Awarded Canon Seeding Fund for 2nd Consecutive Year


Group photo with KDU University College management, lecturers and students at the award presentation

On July 13, 2017, three fortunate and deserving KDU University College students were selected to receive the Canon Seeding Fund financial support for the second consecutive year. Each of the three students received RM5,600 with a grand total of RM16,800. The Canon Seeding Fund was created for providing students equal opportunity for education. It is a result of the Academic Initiative Partnership between Canon Marketing Malaysia and KDU, a smart collaboration for exchange and sharing of knowledge and resources.