Kyocera Recognized for Efforts in Recycling, Affirmative Procurement & Waste Reduction13 Mar, 2009
Kyocera Recognized for Efforts in Recycling, Affirmative Procurement & Waste Reduction
FAIRFIELD, N.J., March 5, 2009 ― Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, announced today that is has been awarded the 2008 Evergreen Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center (IWAC) in the category of Technologies and Electronics.
The annual award recognizes the leading GSA vendor for their commitment to providing office technology solutions that recognize the importance of recycling, affirmative procurement and waste reduction, and who set an example for other business partners. This year’s Evergreen Award marks the second time Kyocera has received the honor in the award program’s eleven-year history.
“Kyocera Mita America takes great pride in its environmental preservation efforts,” said Dennis Lees, vice president, national and government accounts division at Kyocera Mita America. “Receiving the GSA Evergreen Award reaffirms the goals we have put in place to develop corporate policies, and, new products that utilize recyclable, long-life consumables and components. Respecting the environment is an important value at Kyocera that we take seriously throughout every aspect of our business.”
Kyocera demonstrates its commitment through its products, many of which have been designed to minimize negative environmental impact by controlling material usage and hazardous content, while also supporting recycled content and smart energy use.
Kyocera’s ECOSYS® printers incorporate a patented long life drum which is separate from the toner container, eliminating the need to replace the drum when toner is depleted – and reducing landfill waste.
Recently, Kyocera expanded its ECOSYS color printer portfolio with the FS-C5300DN and FS-C5200DN. Capable of producing vibrant professional color printing at speeds of 28 pages-per-minute and 23 pages-per-minute with durable monthly maximum duty cycles of 130,000 and 100,000 pages respectfully, they offer strong performance that is considerate of both the environment and printing expenses.
In addition, Kyocera’s products are ENERGY STAR™ compliant for their ability to use less power for regular tasks, and for its automatic functionality to switch to low-power mode when not in use.
From a corporate perspective, Kyocera has proudly earned International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certification, recognizing the company’s environmental management excellence. Kyocera has demonstrated its expertise in identifying, monitoring and controlling the environmental impact of its products and business activities.
Kyocera was also recently awarded the 2008 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) award for Industry Green Contractor from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) and the Coalition for Government Procurement. This award is presented to the vendor who has made the strongest commitment to the environment by offering environmentally-friendly products and adhering to environmentally-sound manufacturing and operating procedures.