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Two Kyocera Document Solutions production plants certified by Responsible Business Alliance Audit to recognise workplace safety

2023-10-18

Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands – Kyocera Document Solutions Europe, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, is proud to share the announcement of Kyocera Document Solutions, Inc. that its production plants in Vietnam and China have obtained gold and silver status respectively in the reputable RBA VAP audit.

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a corporate alliance dedicated to supporting workplace safety and worker rights in the electrical and electronic equipment (electronics) industry supply chain.

In the electronics industry supply chain, the RBA's Code of Conduct stipulates criteria to ensure the human rights of workers directly and indirectly involved in its operations and the safety of the working environment, and to ensure the manufacturing process is responsible for the environmental impact.

The RBA conducts the Validated Assessment Program (VAP) audit to assess that member companies abide by compliance with high standards of labour, ethics, environment, health and safety, and management systems in accordance with the RBA's code of conduct, laws, and regulations.

Kyocera joined the RBA in 2021 and has been working as a member. At this time, the RBA recognised the high level of compliance with the RBA Code of Conduct in terms of labour, ethics, environment, health, and safety at its Vietnam and China plants, and thus achieved the certification. 

The achievement is one that Kyocera Document Solutions Europe is proud to celebrate, as the plants in Vietnam and China produce many of the products that are sold across the EMEA region.

Vietnam plant

Vietnam plant

China plant

China plant

“This reflects the importance that we give to respecting the fundamental rights of our Kyocera team to work safely and efficiently, helping to ensure that they can produce products and solutions of the highest possible quality,” reflects Kyocera Document Solutions Europe’s president, Takuya Marubayashi.

Since its founding, Kyocera has pursued the physical and emotional well-being of all its employees under the corporate motto of “Keiten Aijin”, at the same time, Kyocera's management philosophy has been to contribute to the advancement and development of human society, has complied with laws and regulations concerning environmental safety, matters agreed to by Kyocera, and voluntary standards. 

Going forward, Kyocera will continue to use the technologies and know-how accumulated to address social issues through communication with various stakeholders and participation and support in social contribution activities.

About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe

Kyocera Document Solutions Europe is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document  solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a culture of empathetic partnership, the objective of the company is to help organisations put knowledge to work to drive change. 

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Corporation (Kyocera), a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the Kyocera Group’s consolidated sales revenue totalled 2 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #672 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies”.

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