KYOCERA Wireless Wins Top Recycling Award for Seventh Consecutive Year
San Diego, CA -- (June 13, 2007) -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and devices, announced that it has earned the 2007 "Recycler of the Year" award from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department (ESD). It marks the seventh consecutive year Kyocera's recycling efforts have been recognized with the city's highest environmental honor.
"Kyocera Corporation has a decades-long heritage of protecting the environment and conserving natural resources and it's been a core tenet of Kyocera Wireless since its inception in the U.S.," said Rod Lanthorne, president, Kyocera Wireless Corp. "We're honored to receive this recognition for outstanding recycling by the city for the seventh year in a row. Our entire company and all of its employees contributed to this success with our ongoing effort to recycle plastic, paper and electronics; use reclaimed water and conserve electricity."
The City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department annually recognizes exemplary businesses like Kyocera Wireless Corp. that have adopted or expanded innovative and successful waste reduction, recycling and recycled-product procurement programs. In 2006, Kyocera Wireless increased its overall recycling percentage by 12 percent by recycling more than one million pounds of paper, plastic, electronic and other waste otherwise destined for landfills. Additional savings resulted from using more than 4.5 million gallons of reclaimed water -- enough tap water to service 72 average households for one year -- and conserving more than 3.3 million KWh of electricity -- enough energy to power 687 average households for one year. Proving that good business practices and helping the environment are not mutually exclusive, Kyocera's programs contributed more than $78,000 in recycling revenue and almost $600,000 in cost avoidance to KWC's bottom line.
"Recycling and conserving resources are core to our business philosophy, but it's doubly rewarding when these good works also translate into bottom-line savings for our company," continued Lanthorne.
More information about Kyocera Wireless Corp., including the company's ISO-14001 environmental certification, is available at www.kyocera-wireless.com. Information on Kyocera Corporation's global environmental preservation efforts is available at http://global.kyocera.com/company/csr
About Kyocera Wireless Corp.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000. Based in San Diego, Kyocera Wireless leverages Japan's history of creating advanced consumer technologies around humanism and respect for the environment and blending them with a Western entrepreneurialism and style, resulting in a unique design language and a natural, user-friendly interface. For more information, please visit www.kyocera-wireless.com.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2007, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$10.8 billion (JP¥1,283,897 million) with net income of approximately US$895 million (JP¥106,504 million).
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