KYOCERA Corporation is celebrating the 27th anniversary of its Environmental Charter, based on the concept of ‘Coexistence’ to help the organisation’s efforts to ‘do the right thing as a human being.’
KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe recently attained the ISO 14001:2015 certification which demonstrates an environmental approach in all of the organisation’s operations. The company is also still continually innovating its ECOSYS product range to drive further sustainability, even after 25 years.
Promoting environmental responsibility among customers is also an aim of its ongoing initiatives, as KYOCERA strongly believes that a sustainable approach does not end at the moment of consumption. To this end, the company’s Toner Take Back service recycles over 600,000 kilograms of used toners each year, building upon the company’s investment in producing simplified toner cartridges which require fewer components and consume less energy in production.
Takuya Marubayashi, President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe said, “at KYOCERA, ensuring that all of our activities are sustainable and environmentally friendly is a real commitment, as well as an essential business practice,” explains.
“Sustainability is not just a mere buzz word for KYOCERA, it is a way of living. All of our employees embrace that approach and, from our experience, so do our partners, dealers and customers. It is part of what sets us apart as an organisation and as a family.”
As a group, KYOCERA constantly looks to do more to help all of its subsidiaries to become more sustainable. In fact, by 2020, the KYOCERA Corporation aims to utilise its solar power generation systems to generate a carbon benefit which is three times greater than the carbon footprint for global operations. Since 2013, this figure has already reached the ability to break even.