KYOCERA clarified its intent to deal with global environmental problems in 1991 by establishing the KYOCERA Environmental Charter as an extension of our management rationale to “contribute to the advancement of society and humankind.” Under this charter, KYOCERA eagerly commits to environmental preservation activities on a daily basis. For people and society, KYOCERA strives to be an environmental pioneer.
Our goal is to provide attractive products and services while taking active measures to prevent global warming, reduce waste, promote energy efficiency and conserve resources.
KYOCERA's Environmental Charter
In manufacturing, various factors can lead to loss. However, this loss can be reduced to at or near zero through total awareness of all parties involved. Through our comprehensive approach to "visibility," KYOCERA Document Solutions publicly shares all problem spots and issues with every employee. This approach utilizes the awareness of each individual to minimize loss. All employees develop careful eyes for strictly checking each individual part, helping to achieve loss reduction. Multiple measures are taken to ensure product quality, including issuing acknowledgments even if a single potentially fatal defect is reported during the month. These are just some of the ways we evaluate our stance toward comprehensive product quality throughout the company.
Environment Preserving Products
The long-life components KYOCERA Document Solutions develops for its copiers and printers result in minimal environmental waste because they rarely require replacement. KYOCERA products are in line with the strictest environmental standards worldwide and actively pursue the achievement of these. Lead free solder on circuit boards, product design to minimize resource consumption and environment friendly packaging demonstrate just some of the ways KYOCERA is committed to minimizing the environmental impact of its products.
ISO 14001 and the Integrated Environment Management System
Shortly after the introduction of the ISO 14000 standards for environmental management, KYOCERA Document Solutions made a corporate effort to demonstrate its environmental commitment by registering for the ISO 14001 standard. All KYOCERA Document Solutions production plants have achieved ISO 14001 certification.