KYOCERA has earned the ISO 14001:2015 certificate. The new certification demonstrates the organisation’s credentials in ensuring that environmental sustainability is central to its strategy, and is guided by the philosophy of KYOCERA’s founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori.
KYOCERA has long had the environment at the heart of its business, aiming to reduce energy and material consumption, and also offers a recycling programme for toner products. Even through a period of rapid growth and expansion, such attitudes remain a priority and the ISO 14001:2015 certification is just the latest recognition of the company’s environmental sustainability plan.
“Ensuring that we operate in an environmentally responsible way is one of the most important goals we face as an organisation, and one that we are committed to prioritising as we improve and innovate to allow for further developments,” said Takuya Marubayashi, president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe.
“There is no planet B and the ISO 14001:2015 certification is evidence of our fundamental focus on caring for our planet through sustainable actions such as using resources more efficiently whilst reducing waste.”
KYOCERA aims to treat the environment with respect while proactively working towards ensuring optimal working conditions for all staff and contractors. This is shown in several initiatives, such as the goal to reduce CO2 emissions and the ‘Toner Take Back’ recycling program. This toner program, on average, results in over 600,000kg of empty toners being collected across Europe and aims to ensure that KYOCERA products are managed in a sustainable way from product development to end of life. Such initiatives are in-line with the company philosophy of “doing the right thing as a human being” and striving to make the world a better place.
Having obtained the ISO 14001 certification for the first time in 2007, the latest recognition reflects the organisation’s continued efforts of remaining sustainable as a key priority alongside its growth across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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