The UN Global Compact UK Network
KYOCERA Document Solutions UK is a member of the UN Global Compact UK Network, a member-based organisation and official Local Network, representing UK businesses that are signatories to the UN Global Compact.
Local Networks were launched to help make the UN Global Compact relevant across the world’s different economic, political and cultural landscapes and to support meaningful engagement with signatories. It implements a programme of activity in support of UK-based UN Global Compact signatories who wish to maximise the benefits of their engagement with the UN Global Compact.
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
The Fujitsu Education Ambassador Programme
In January 2016, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK became a corporate partner of the Fujitsu Education Ambassador programme. Its vision, together with the other partners – Intel and Brocade – is to promote collaboration across all levels of Education for the benefit of educators and students, to unlock the potential of young people at all levels of ability. The programme aims to establish 20 UK Ambassador Hubs in education establishments to help empower young people to create, invent and build the future.
To ensure we are all working towards shared, long-term outcomes in Education, the Fujitsu Ambassador Programme was designed to align to the Education Technology Action Group (ETAG) agenda and endorsed by the UK Government.
Working with Green Alliance on its Circular Economy Task Force
Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on effective leadership for the environment. It has a track record of over 30 years, working with the most influential leaders from the NGO and business communities. Its work generates new thinking and dialogue, and has increased political support and action for ambitious environmental solutions in the UK.
It understands political decision-making and has helped to change policy bringing climate change and environmental issues into the mainstream. It pursues its aims through six strategic themes: Political Leadership, Sustainable Economy, Third Sector, Climate and Energy Futures, Green Living and Designing Out Waste
Conscious of the waste associated with paper and consumables for office printers and copiers, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK partnered with Green Alliance on its Designing Out Waste workstream in 2011/2012 and is now part of its Circular Economy Task Force.
The first 10:10 Leader Company
KYOCERA Document Solutions UK has a long-standing and sincere commitment to reducing its own environmental impact and to promoting environmentally-efficient use of office machines. Carbon emissions reduction is a useful proxy for reducing the environmental impact of business and emerging legislation makes it an increasingly critical focus area for business. We became the first corporate supporter of the 10:10 campaign because it adopted an approach which helps to engage people across all sectors of society in reducing carbon emissions. Recognising that every employee in our company or its customers and business partners is also a private citizen, and that employee engagement is crucial for the success of any carbon abatement programme, we feel that this is important.
To kick off our 10:10 programme we created an office efficiency guide with some easy to implement ideas for cutting your office carbon emissions immediately. You can download it from the top right hand side of this page. We have also hosted events for 10:10 at the KYOCERA Technology Suite and we continue to advise on low-carbon office practice.
- Green office efficiency guide (1.21 MB)