Kyocera Product Awards
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive design-promotion system that picks good design out of a variety of unfolding phenomena, and aims to enrich our lives, industries, and society as a whole by highlighting and celebrating these works. It is hosted by the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest incorporated foundation. It's precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System), was founded in 1957 by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and has been engaged in this work for about 60 years. Submissions come from a wide range of fields, and roughly 1200 designs are recognized every year. Over 59 years, around 43,000 designs have been recognized by the awards. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century.
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the imaging industry's leading independent provider of analytical information and services. For more than 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI data when making purchasing decisions, while industry professionals have turned to it for competitive intelligence when creating marketing strategies. BLI's services, which are also accessible via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of test reports, images, and manufacturer's literature--as well as industry tools that help configure products, calculate total cost-of-ownership (TCO), and determine annual power usage. BLI also consults with manufacturers, helping them develop and market more efficient products and consumables.
Cerner is a leading global supplier of healthcare information technology solutions that optimise clinical and financial outcomes. Cerner works with health organisations around the world to connect the appropriate people, knowledge and resources at the appropriate time and location to deliver optimal health outcomes.
The Blue Angel is an environmental label that guarantees a product or service meets high standards when it comes to its environmental, health and performance characteristics. Products and services are evaluated across their entire life cycle and companies are required to constantly improve the environmental friendliness of their products over time, reflecting technological advances.
EPEAT is a definitive global rating system for greener electronics in the United States. EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. It aims to promote the development and sale of green electronics.