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Canon India Promotes a Gender-balanced World, Celebrates International Women's Day Across the Country

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(Eds: Disclaimer: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PR Newswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for the same.) NEW DELHI, March 8, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- Continues to support workforce diversity and a balanced future for all its employees Canon India, one of the leading imaging organizations, considers its employees its biggest asset. The organization makes dedicated efforts to ensure gender equality within the organization and its internal committee of WE signifying 'Women Empowerment' constantly focuses towards ensuring fair and balanced opportunities and pay for all its employees, irrespective of their gender, nationality, caste, or diversity of any form. (Logo: https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/538728/Canon_India_Logo.jpg) On the occasion of International Women's Day, the organization spread this message amongst its followers on social media, with a digital campaign 'WE at Canon India Balance for Better'. The digital campaign is an endeavor by the organization to salute the spirit of women and encourage fair and equal practices, across the world. Especially curated digital film brings together Canon India leaders including Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Ms. Shikha Rai, Vice President HR and Mr. Gary Lee, Vice President & CFO. The global campaign 'Balance for Better' urges the world to remove all gender biases and work together towards a balanced world. Through its campaign, Canon India integrates this imperative message and encourages its audience to work towards the cause. Speaking about the significance of its women workforce, on this International Women's Day, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India, said, "At Canon, we are guided by our corporate philosophy of 'Kyosei', which means living and working together for the common good. We care for our employees and they are the pillars of our success story. Bringing in employees with different backgrounds and unique skillsets allows us to be increasingly innovative and more progressive in our approach to business challenges. We are proud to lead a culture of equal advancement and empowerment of women, especially during this notable moment in women's history. Our commitment to gender equality and the advancement of women is fundamental to how we live our values. Proactively supporting and investing in our female staff, and ensuring they feel empowered, valued and respected, will always be a priority for us. Through such endeavors, we want people who work for Canon and those related with it to take pride in their association with us." Woman leader at the organization and a role model to many, Ms. Shikha Rai, Vice President, HR, Canon India, said, "At Canon India, fair, transparent, equitable practices with no prejudices and biases support our vision of being an organization respected for promoting diversity and inclusion. International Women's Day is a reminder to question stereotypes, to provide equal opportunities and to be the change agents. It is for each one of us to take that one bold step and champion a cause that brings us closer to equality. Gender sensitization workshops, post maternity transition support by way of flexibility in office timing and part time options, day care support to young parents, reviewing of process of recruitments and appraisals are some of our key endeavors in this space. At Canon, we have zero tolerance to any kind of discrimination or harassment. We have the Internal Committee and the Discipline Committee for redressal of any complaints. We have policies, guidelines and practices that promote diversity and ensure a fair, transparent, safe and motivating environment to all. We are proud to launch our commitment towards 'Balance for Better' with our own rendition of 'WE at Canon' (Women Empowerment at Canon)." This Womens's Day, WE at Canon is looking forward to make its women staff feel special. The senior management doing a 'Good Morning walk' and wishing them, inspirational books and videos, sharing stories by staff of 'the woman who has made a difference in their life' and encouraging women staff to take the preventive health check sponsored by the company are few initiatives lined up. Link to the video: https://youtu.be/mvTF1yDlfjo About Canon Group Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the 'Kyosei' philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197,776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017) About Canon India Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging product and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as 'Image Square' across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India's service reach extends to over 582 towns covering 17,978 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 270 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 235 Printer repair centres, 187 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of February 13, 2019) In sync with its corporate tagline- 'Delighting You Always', reinforced by World class technology, Canon offers an extended product portfolio, including copier MFDs, Managed Document Services, Fax-Machines, Printers, Document and Cheque Scanners, All-in-ones, Digital Cameras, DSLR's, Cinematic Imaging Products, Camcorders, Cable ID Printers and Card printers catering to the multiple market segments of consumer, SME, B2B, Commercial, Government & PSUs. In 2017, the imaging leader recorded a double-digit growth. Source: Canon India PWR PWR

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