KYOCERA Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd and KYOCERA Document Solutions New Zealand* have achieved ISO 14001:2004 which is the international standard for environmental management systems. This highlights Kyocera’s commitment to considering the environmental consequences of all processes and business practices in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The achievement of this award demonstrates that Kyocera has a sustainable environmental management strategy.
ISO 14001:2004 certification is based on the international standards outlined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) to enable an organisation to develop an environmental policy, establish objectives which take in account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes and information about significant environmental aspects.
Through those identified environmental aspects, programmes and processes are established, implemented, maintained, and measured to:
In line with Kyocera’s corporate philosophy which centres on the environment and its long-term sustainability, KYOCERA Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd and KYOCERA Document Solutions New Zealand* Environmental Management Systems relate to the environmental aspects and impacts of its business activities, and puts a focus ensuring Kyocera continues to act in a way which promotes recycling and reduces pollution and waste. There is a natural synergy between ISO 14001:2004 and our corporate philosophy. Kyocera's Corporate Global Environmental Policy and Objectives, Initiatives, and Achievements are published in the latest Kyocera CSR Report.
Our environmental management system ensures we now ‘dispose of less, recycle more’ and reduce the impact of business waste on the environment. This philosophy is also embraced in our product from design and development, through manufacturing and testing with minimal waste and cost, the biodegradable packaging and the final disposal of product. In addition to operating under strict, group-wide environmental preservation measures – including ozone layer protection, waste reduction, and energy and resource conservation – it is Kyocera’s policy to develop products that can actively alleviate existing environmental problems.
In Australia, Kyocera is partnering with Planet Ark to offer the ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ take back program and in New Zealand Kyocera's customers can recycle their consumable waste through the KyoCollect Program. Both of these programs mean 100% zero-waste-to-landfill outcome for the disposal of customer’s print consumables and re-manufacturing of wastes. Also, for a small fee, Kyocera will pick up printers, multifunction printers and multifunction devices from any metropolitan area to be recycled. It is all part of Kyocera’s commitment to environmental care.
In addition, KYOCERA Documents Solutions Australia is a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant and KYOCERA Document Solutions New Zealand has joined the PAC.NZ.
* KYOCERA Document Solutions New Zealand is the trading name of the New Zealand branch of KYOCERA Document Solutions Australia Pty Ltd (Company Number: 3896317; NZ Business Number: 9429030613317) a corporation incorporated in Australia.
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