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Working towards a sustainable world

We aim “to do what is right as a human being”, a concept we include in all decision making.
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Innovation to protect our planet

Kyocera is committed to a more sustainable future.

Less waste, long-life, low cost

Our ECOSYS printers create less waste and have the lowest cost per print against comparable devices. We were the first to develop a cartridge-free system for laser printers and we focus our innovative thinking on reducing environmental impact (Ecology), minimising running costs (Economy), and ensure effortless integration with information networks (Systems).

See the light

Kyocera views solar as crucial for the future of our society. We are innovating to reduce our planet’s dependence on conventional energy sources, with ideas such as floating solar power plants to solar ventilation in the Toyota Prius.

We practice what we preach

We purify water used in our factories so that it’s cleaner when we’ve finished with it than the water in the public water supply. We work hard to make our factories and offices ‘green’, with rooftop solar power systems and ‘green curtains’ planted to grow over windows and outer walls, helping reduce our energy consumption. We also contribute to biodiversity conservation.

We’re part of the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Green Management and Compliance

KYOCERA's Environmental Charter

In manufacturing, various factors can lead to loss.However, this loss can be reduced to at or near zero through total awareness of all parties involved. Through our comprehensive approach to "visibility," KYOCERA Document Solutions publicly shares all problem spots and issues with every employee. This approach utilizes the awareness of each individual to minimize loss. All employees develop careful eyes for strictly checking each individual part, helping to achieve loss reduction. Multiple measures are taken to ensure product quality, including issuing acknowledgments even if a single potentially fatal defect is reported during the month. These are just some of the ways we evaluate our stance toward comprehensive product quality throughout the company.

 

ISO 14001

YOCERA Document Solutions has achieved ISO 14001:2004, the international standard for environmental management systems. This highlights KYOCERA's commitment to a sustainable environmental management strategy.ISO 14001:2004 environmental management standards exist to help organizations:

  • Minimize negative environmental impact of their processses (i.e. cause adverse   changes to air, water, or land)
  • Comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmental requirements on a international basis
  • Drive a process of continuous improvement

KYOCERA strives to certify all of its manufacturing plants and non-manufacturing facilities throughout the world to the ISO 14001:2004 standard. KYOCERA is committed to:

  • Reduce our energy and material consumption by reusing components and recycling where possible
  • Reduce the environmental impact associated with our products and activities
  • Comply with applicable local, state and federal regulatory requirements
  • Periodically review the objectives and targets of our environmental management system to reduce waste and the consumption of materials, energy and resources
  • Continually improve our performance strategy to prevent pollution whenever possible
  • Communicate and train our employees, and those who work directly on our behalf, to carry out our environmental policies
  • Make our Environmental Policy available to the public

ISO 14001:2004 certification emphasises the importance of environmental responsibility, customer focus, a process approach and improved supply chain management from an environmental perspective.

Download here the ISO 14001:

  • ISO 14001:2015 (DAS 15167547_0_E Kyocera 2018-2021.pdf)
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    • PDF

Environmental Conformance:
 

Electric power consumption in stand-by and the default time it takes to enter this mode has an important Impact on the overall power consumption of the devices. In line with the “EC 801/2013” (Lot 26) regulations, the overview informs about the default timeouts the Devices take to enter into network standby (sleep) mode as well as the power consumption when connected to the stated interfaces.

Please find below the latest list of all Lot26 complying devices:

  • KYOCERA Lot26 List (Lot26_List_Dec_2020.pdf)
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    • PDF
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Create a sustainable workplace with Kyocera

Scanning, sharing, and printing documents has arguably never been so important to how businesses operate. Our ECOSYS range is therefore designed to strike the perfect balance between performance and longevity, so that you can cover your business needs while minimising your environmental impact.

Prosperity and harmony with coexistence

We’re taking bold action on how we operate to protect the environment and live up to our corporate motto: “Respect the Divine and Love People”

  • Tough issues need tough action

    Tough issues need tough action

    We are working hard to reduce waste, conserve resources, manage chemical substances in a responsible way and protect biodiversity. Our KYOCERA Environmental Charter is our comprehensive commitment to protecting the environment, developing eco-friendly products, energy conservation and preventing climate change.

    Tough issues need tough action
    Tough issues need tough action

    We are working hard to reduce waste, conserve resources, manage chemical substances in a responsible way and protect biodiversity.

  • Thinking and acting ‘green’

    Thinking and acting ‘green’

    We have ambitious goals for sustainable growth and demands to satisfy ecology and economy by the year 2020 and policies to reduce our impact on the environment. We focus on three areas: green products, green factories and green communication. We are reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, working on sustainable recycling of resources and doing more to help us coexist harmoniously with nature.

    Thinking and acting ‘green’
    Thinking and acting ‘green’

    We have ambitious goals for sustainable growth and demands to satisfy ecology and economy by the year 2020.

  • Targets to improve life for everyone

    Targets to improve life for everyone

    We have ambitious policies and targets (link to KYOCERA Group Environmental Safety Targets) to help us keep improving our environmental and safety performance. We aim to reduce greenhouse emissions, energy and water consumption and industrial waste discharge by one per cent every year at our sites. We have also set targets to control industrial accidents and to achieve zero fire incidents.

    Targets to improve life for everyone
    Targets to improve life for everyone

    We have ambitious policies and targets to help us keep improving our environmental and safety performance.

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A Sustainable Future for Office Printing: Eco-friendly printing is more possible than ever

Environmental conservation is a major factor in how organisations operate today, and with print and document management you can significantly reduce the environmental footprint of a business. Through the right combination of software and hardware, it's possible to operate more sustainably while also achieving your CSR objectives. 

Leadership on sustainable products

Our R&D centres develop products that reduce costs and increase productivity with superior environmental performance.

  • Eco-friendly toner

    Eco-friendly toner

    Our new toner ‘fuses’ on the page and prints at a lower temperature, reducing printer power consumption by up to half.

  • Long-life technology saves resources

    Long-life technology saves resources

    Our long-life components save resources, such as amorphous silicon drums with a lifetime up to 4,800,000 prints, double conventional drums.

  • Toner-only innovation

    Toner-only innovation

    We designed the first printers to use a toner-only system, avoiding the need to replace plastic cartridges, reducing environmental impact.

  • 25 ground-breaking years

    25 ground-breaking years

    We’ve celebrated 25 years of innovation since the launch of the first ECOSYS laser printer, setting the standard for eco-friendly printing.

  • Climate-neutral printing saves forests

    Climate-neutral printing saves forests

    By providing energy efficient cooking stoves to families in Kenya, over 120,000 tonnes of CO2 has been offset since 2013.

  • 99 per cent of our products are green

    99 per cent of our products are green

    Our commitment to ecology has resulted in almost every product we offer being designed as a green product. Our CSR Report tells you more.

  • Empty toner recycling free for customers

    Empty toner recycling free for customers

    We launched a free-of-charge direct collection scheme of toner cassettes for thermal recycling for Kyocera clients across Europe.

  • Eco-friendly packaging wins award

    Eco-friendly packaging wins award

    A new packaging material made of moulded pulp to protect our printer paper feeders during shipment has won a Technical Packaging Award.

Talk to us, we’re human

Ask a Kyocera expert how we can help deal with your query or provide more information about our commitment to the environment.

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