Created in October 1991, the Environmental Charter has acted as an underlying foundation for all of Kyocera’s business activities, helping to ensure that the business “contributes to the advancement of society and humankind” as dictated by the philosophy of founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori.
Pioneered in conjunction with Inamori’s original conception of the company, the influence of the Charter can still be felt in Kyocera’s products nearly three decades after its inception. Earlier this year, the company announced a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030, as endorsed by the Science Based Targets initiative.
As 2019 draws to a close, the coming year will also see the fruition and sustained ambition of Kyocera’s Target 2020, an initiative that sees the company committed to responsible environmental management with a focus on the following three aims:
Since 2011, Kyocera has been a member of UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company’s active membership has encouraged the development of several energy saving initiatives, such as the use of green curtains at corporate sites across the globe. Since its implementation at a number of Kyocera facilities in 2007, this eco-friendly cooling strategy has neutralised over 100,000kg of CO2.
“Ever since the introduction of our environmental charter, Kyocera has been a frontrunner in ensuring that technology and nature live in harmony. As an organisation, our goal is to continue this ethos by developing innovative technologies that ensure a more efficient business environment and a more sustainable future for ourselves, our children and generations to come.” said Rod Tonna-Barthet, CEO at Kyocera Document Solutions UK.
“This outlook has been at the centre of our focus when planning for the next year, where we have continued to use our respected charter as a benchmark. Just as it was when we launched Kyocera’s multi-award-winning ECOSYS technology in 1992, our goal for 2020 is to make sure we continue to make eco-friendly products, without any compromise on quality or cost savings.” Rod added.
As Kyocera heads into a new era full of exciting opportunities and challenges, following the launch of its first Production Printing device with the TASKalfa Pro 15000c, the organisation will continue to lead by example. As a market pioneer, the business is well positioned to demonstrate that businesses can marry success and sustainability on a global scale.
About Kyocera Document Solutions UK
Kyocera Document Solutions UK 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 organisations put knowledge to work to drive change.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2019, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 1.62 trillion yen (approx. US$14.6 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.”