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Kyocera soars in sustainability with 100% renewable energy-driven production plants


KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.’s President, Hironori Ando, has announced that in April 2023, the company achieved 100% renewable energy at two main production sites for multifunction products and printers. The two production plants are located in Vietnam and China.

KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Company Co., Ltd. operates as a multifunction plant that combines R&D functions with the production of multifunction machines and printers, while KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. operates as a production base for multifunction machines, printers, and OPC* drums.

By switching all previous electricity used at these two locations to electricity with Environmental Value Certificates**, the organisation has achieved 100% renewable energy.

KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Company Co., Ltd

KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Company Co., Ltd

KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

In addition, Kyocera Document Solutions aims to reach 100% renewable energy at all production plants by using a combination of energy-saving production facilities, installations of renewable energy, and solar power generation facilities at all other production sites, including those in Japan.

To promote self-procurement of green energy, we will also gradually expand our solar power generation facilities. As a result, it is estimated that all production sites will be able to provide approximately 8.5GkWh of electricity per year by 2026.

Solar panels installed at the Kyocera Document Solutions Tamaki Plant

Solar panels installed at the Kyocera Document Solutions Tamaki Plant

Our company has set long-term environmental targets based on the goals of the Paris Agreement, which establishes an international framework for combating global warming. One of these targets is to achieve 100% renewable energy at all Group sites by 2030 through the implementation of concrete measures such as installing solar power generation facilities and obtaining environmental value certificates.

In order to contribute to the progress and development of humanity and society, we will continue to support the sustainable development of our customers' businesses by defining LIVING TOGETHER as the axis of all corporate activities at Kyocera.

*Organic Photo Conductor

**I-REC Certificates (International Renewable Energy Certificates), TIGR Certificates (World Renewable Energy Certificates)

About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2022, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.8 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #665 on Forbes magazine’s 2022 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

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