In every industry, environmental awareness is on the rise. The printing industry is no different, with companies taking measures to make their operations eco-friendlier and releasing products that minimise impact. In the case of Kyocera, the need to protect the environment has been the cornerstone of its business from the moment it was founded.
The Japanese company’s global success has been driven primarily by its adherence to its inspirational philosophy, created by founder Dr. Inamori. With a focus on minimising harmful impacts on the environment, Kyocera is sincere in its efforts to make the world a better place, a world in which we coexist harmoniously with our society, our global community, and nature. To this day, the Kyocera group has retained its corporate motto “Respect the Divine and Love People” and continues to understand the importance of providing products and services to improve the way businesses operate and interact with nature.
Decades of experience and expertise enable Kyocera to design cutting-edge and sustainable technology without sacrificing on productivity. In every single device, users can sense the handiwork of a company that cares. Environmental awareness runs throughout the company’s entire product portfolio to underscore its long-term commitment to the planet.
From joining international pacts that promote corporate sustainability on a global scale, such as the UN Global Compact, to putting its own toner recycling initiatives into practise, Kyocera Document Solutions has constantly stood at the forefront of the global push to reduce harmful impacts on the planet and reverse the devastating impacts that climate change-related issues are having on our environment.
The first and most significant milestone for the company amid its climate-focused endeavours was the launch of Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology in 1992. While other companies showed little interest in innovating, ECOSYS was introduced with the purpose of making printing devices eco-friendlier, without having to compromise on quality or cost savings.
The Kyocera Group is committed to environmental management and has always aimed for sustainable corporate development while striving to combine the goals of ecology and economy, hence the “ECO” in ECOSYS. The launch of the ECOSYS range essentially resulted in a much more sustainable way of printing, all the while enabling companies to cut back on their print costs.
Today, more environmental action is being demanded from societies and businesses than ever before, as climate change and global warming have become important issues worldwide. Businesses are seeking new ways to achieve increasingly ambitious sustainability goals and to prove their commitment to becoming greener and improving our societies day by day. These efforts aren’t overlooked by consumers, who support those companies that show a desire to help the environment over those that ignore or downplay the need to become more sustainable.
Kyocera believes a sustainable future is possible and will continue to develop innovative products that lead towards this overall goal. The Kyocera group is driving change in the print industry, but also believes in the responsibility of businesses around the world, in every industry in contributing to a brighter future. The company is proud to offer market-leading hardware and software that will enable businesses to operate more sustainably and take part in the global efforts to protect nature at all costs.
The company's Environmental Policy, based on the philosophy of founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori, is the guiding light behind all of Kyocera's actions. Relying upon a respected environmental charter, Kyocera seeks to ensure that all technological innovation leads to a more efficient business environment and a more sustainable world around us.