KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS NOMINATED FOR THE BLUE ANGEL AWARD

16 October 2014

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS NOMINATED FOR THE BLUE ANGEL AWARD

KYOCERA Document Solutions has made it to the final round of the hotly contested Blue Angel Award 2014. The jury will announce the winner at this year’s German Sustainability Award ceremony, an event held at the end of November.

The Blue Angel Award honours companies that have made outstanding efforts toward achieving the goals embodied by Blue Angel’s environmental protection values.

KYOCERA is certainly no stranger to the Blue Angel’s 15-person jury, having been the first imaging equipment manufacturer to obtain the eco designation in 1997, when its FS-1700 printer received the Blue Angel label. Currently, 50 KYOCERA printers and multifunction devices possess RAL-UZ 171 certification. Each device must comply with over 100 environmental and safety requirements, which stipulate the use of environment-friendly materials, low energy consumption, recyclable design and more.

Tracey Rawling Church, Head of CSR, KYOCERA Document Solutions UK Ltd said: “Being one of the best known eco labels, the Blue Angel has always meant a great deal to KYOCERA. The designation’s high standards are key guidelines for our engineers in their product design work. We have been designing our printers to be more resource-efficient than conventional models since 1992 and we’re very proud of our nomination, which we see as recognition of our efforts on behalf of the environment.”

The principle of environmental protection has long been a cornerstone in KYOCERA’s corporate conscience. KYOCERA Document Solutions‘ ECOSYS technology has, since its appearance on the market, been the model of sustainable printing and copying. The only consumable of ECOSYS laser printers and multifunction devices is toner, meaning they produce 75 percent less waste than conventional devices.

KYOCERA has also established the KYOCERA Environment Award in Germany, a biennial award that rewards companies for innovations to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.



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