Award recognizes environmentally conscious businesses in the most critical areas
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – January 28, 2014–KYOCERA Document Solutions America, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, today announced it has been awarded a “Green Business Certification” by the Institute for Green Business Certification (IGBC), the oldest organization of its kind to certify business environmental practices.
Recognizing the burden that business activities can place on the environment, KYOCERA dedicates itself to balancing economic development with environmental preservation. Its green approach to manufacturing and design can be seen throughout its entire line of document imaging devices. One such example, the company’s ECOSYS® multifunctional printers (MFPs) and printers, boast a remarkably low total cost of ownership, has little or no impact on the environment, and comes complete with Kyocera’s patented long-life drum technology. Plus, the devices feature an eco-friendly drum design that allows users to replenish toner without replacing the drum—thus reducing consumable costs and landfill waste.
“At Kyocera, we pride ourselves on our green approach to business, products, and purchasing,” said Peter Hendrick, vice president of marketing at KYOCERA Document Solutions America. “This certification acts as validation that our philosophy matters—and that our approach to the environment is working. We’re proud of this achievement, and more important, our customers can be proud of partnering with Kyocera and its products.”
To be certified as a “green business” by the IGBC, Kyocera had to:
Comply with all environmental regulations applicable to its business;
Implement a variety of measures to save energy, water and other materials, and reduce waste;
Host a site visit to verify that Kyocera meets all requirements;
Pledge to continue its efforts to prevent pollution and conserve resources.
The IGBC is a third-party accrediting organization serving the United States, Canada, and South / Central America. It recognizes environmentally conscious businesses by inspecting such critical areas as the reduction of solid waste, office waste, and chemicals; the recycling of materials and content; the conservation of water; and the prevention of pollutants. For more information on IGBC go to www.gbcertified.com
To learning more about Kyocera’s environmental initiatives, please visit www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com