“It is commercial, not ‘save the planet’.”
David English, Restore, Redhill
Sustainability Tour of Canon HQ, Reigate
Part of the Utilise Plus events and grant funding programme.
3rd September 2019, 09:30 to 12:30, Canon HQ, Reigate, Surrey.
Join us for a Sustainability Tour of Canon‘s UK headquarters in Reigate, Surrey, held in partnership with Surrey County Council. Canon works according to the philosophy of ‘Kyosei,’ a Japanese word meaning ‘living and working together for the common good.’ They put this into practice with their sustainability policy, targeting the social, economic and environmental aspects of it simultaneously. By 2020, they aim to double the number of remanufactured and refurbished hardware sold, survey 100% of their suppliers on their sustainability performance and deliver a 15% reduction in carbon emissions, to name a few. Hear from Bob Pickles, Head of Corporate and Government Affairs, on their progress and see their impressive headquarters on a behind-the-scenes tour. In addition to this, we’ll get a photography demo from one of Canon’s Ambassadors!
This event is part of the Utilise Plus programme and is fully-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As such, only those from eligible organisations can attend. Utilise Plus supports small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to improve their resource efficiency. To book your place, use the form below. Please note, we will only accept one attendee per organisation. Additional bookings will be added to a waiting list and notified should any places become available.
Organisations eligible for support through Utilise Plus must:
- Be a SME that employs fewer than 250 people.
- Have a turnover of less than €50 million per annum (£45.1m1) or balance sheet total of less than €43 million per annum (£38.8m1).
- Be eligible to receive State Aid.2 This event has a State Aid value of £14.49 (€16.05).
- Not be owned by a group or company that does not meet the above three criteria.3
- Be registered with Companies House / Charities Commission or demonstrate that they are engaged in ‘economic activity’ – usually some form of trading. Unincorporated associations and sole traders are eligible, provided they can show evidence of this.
1 European Commission monthly exchange rate January 2019: €1 = £0.90273. You are responsible for calculating the exchange rate and assessing your eligibility at the time of your application.
2 SMEs able to receive State Aid up to a value of €200,000 in any three year rolling period. Find out more about State Aid.
3 For organisations with a more complex structure, a case-by-case analysis is required, so please get in touch if you think this applies to you.