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 (Canon Marketing 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 environment 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 event was attended by 300 participants including employees and families of the Canon group of companies.
Malaysia's National Day falls on 31st August and in the spirit of nationalism and camaraderie, 150 Canon Marketing Malaysia 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). Canon Marketing Malaysia'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 Canon Marketing Malaysia 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.