At the heart of Kyocera founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori's philosophy is the motto, "Respect the Divine and Love People". Guided by this philosophy, we are taking action to offset our UK operation's carbon by working with partners to reforest our paper use and by funding carbon-reducing projects around the world. By carbon offsetting Scope 1+2 and certain Scope 3 GHG-emissions 2021/2022, we are proud to be carbon neutral.
Our calculation of KYOCERA Group UK's operational carbon emissions includes:
By working with myclimate, Kyocera can carbon offset any new Kyocera printer, MFP or production printer sold in the UK. We can also offer these carbon neutral machines alongside a carbon neutral managed print service, maximising device uptime and minimising your costs whilst aligning with your sustainability strategy.
We are reforesting all of the paper used by our UK operations in partnership with PrintReleaf. As these trees grow, they'll provide new habitats for wildlife and absorb carbon from the atmosphere. Visit our PrintReleaf page to find out how many trees we have planted so far on behalf of ourselves and our customers.
As well as reforesting our own paper use, we're reforesting the paper used by customers who purchase our TASKalfa Pro 15000c inkjet production printer. Energy-efficient with water-based inks, the TASKalfa Pro 15000c is a cost-effective, sustainable choice for printing service providers and businesses that require a high-volume, high-capability machine.
Bees are crucial pollinators for a wide variety of plants and are essential for our eco systems. Unfortunately, however, bees and other insects are in decline around the world. That's why Kyocera UK have taken the step of installing new bee hives on top of our Reading HQ! They're hard at work pollinating flowers in nearby parks and gardens, helping nature thrive alongside us.
Achieving carbon-neutral status is an important milestone for KYOCERA Group UK, but this isn't our final destination. We recognise that we need to reduce our emissions as well as offsetting them. What's more, atmospheric carbon and climate change is just part of the challenge facing us - we all need to reduce our consumption, recycle more and prevent plastic from getting into the environment.
We've already taken some important steps forward. We've adopted fully recyclable packaging for our products, implemented ISO 14001 and introduced a hybrid working policy for our office staff, cutting down on commuting.
For full details of our environmental policies, including our Kyocera UK carbon reduction plan, click the link below.