Kyocera goes greener

Kyocera’s commitment to harmonious coexistence has led to the creation of an environmental vision for 2020, which is divided in three main areas: green products, green factories and green communication.

Since the foundation of the company – and based on the corporate motto ‘respect the divine and love people’ – the entire Kyocera Corporation group has been committed to environmental management and aims for sustainable corporate development, while striving to combine the goals of ecology and economy through environmentally friendly products and CSR policies.

The company is now working towards every product it sells contributing to the betterment of the global environment, and endeavours to raise global awareness. This is why the group has specified the Environmental Consciousness concept to guide and contribute actively to climate change prevention, resource and energy saving, and reductions in hazardous substances – and has established evaluation criteria for each product. As a result of the group’s efforts, 99% of Kyocera’s products were designated Green Products in Fiscal Year 2017, according to the last CSR Report.

Likewise, Kyocera Document Solutions, the company that undertakes document solutions within the group, conducts environmentally conscious activities in various other aspects including longevity, 3R design (reduce, reuse and recycle) and low-consumption power design that reduces greenhouse effect gas emissions.

Kyocera Group is part of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. As part of its ten principles, one of the main goals is to uphold green initiatives supporting a precautionary approach to environmental challenges, thereby undertaking initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encouraging the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.

The initiatives carried out this past fiscal year have earned Kyocera seven awards, one of which – the Commendation for ‘Global Warming’ which was awarded by the Japanese Environment Minister – the company has won for eight consecutive years.