Canon at the Games
From 28th July to the 8th of August, 6,500 athletes and officials from 72 nations and territories competed in 19 sports and eight para-sports across 15 competition venues in the UK.
As part of the Canon Group, Canon Medical Systems provided exceptional image-quality technologies to support the Games as ‘Official Imaging Supporter’. From cameras to print hardware and diagnostic imaging, every system provided enhanced the clarity of imaging at the multi-sport event.
Canon Professional Services gave photographers and broadcasters behind-the-scenes support in capturing every moment of the action.
Dedicated on-site printing services helped the event organisers and venues to deliver an exciting fan and spectator experience.
Onsite cutting-edge medical imaging services also supported athletes’ performance during the Games; MRI, Ultrasound, and X-ray imaging.
How we supported at The Games
Our Mission: Sustainability
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games had an aim to be the first edition with a carbon-neutral legacy. To support this, Canon Medical off-set the carbon emitted across the entire lifecycle of our equipment provided, as well as the carbon generated by our community at the three onsite Polyclinics. This included the creation of our equipment, transportation to the sites, installation, running and removal of equipment, as well as its onward journey to its next destination.
In addition, all employee travel and accommodation throughout the Games formed part of Canon’s carbon-offsetting calculations, with a total offsetting amount of 132.6 tCO2e (tonne CO2 equivalent), through our India wind turbine project. Our support of this project aligns with the UN’s seventh Sustainable Development Goal: Affordable and Clean Energy for All.