KYOCERA MITA America Maintains Highly-Regarded ISO 14001:2004 Certification, Further Underscoring Commitment to Environmental Preservation
Accreditation Aligns Company with Highly Rigorous Environmental Standards and Effective Social Responsibility
FAIRFIELD, New Jersey – July 7, 2008 –- Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has successfully completed its annual surveillance audit, for International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004, where once again, the Company achieved high marks for demonstrating its environmental management system excellence. This annual certification, verified through an independent audit, emphasizes the importance of environmental responsibility, and verifies Kyocera Mita America’s commitment to establishing a strategic organizational framework and approach to environmental policy, plans and actions.
Kyocera Mita America values environmental preservation as a critical benchmark for corporate success and community leadership. Achieving and maintaining ISO 14001:2004 certification enables the organization to identify and control the environmental impact of its activities and products; allowing the Company to more effectively implement a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets.
“Kyocera Mita America places a serious emphasis on protecting the global environment and reducing waste as part of our Company’s basic management philosophy,” said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO at Kyocera Mita America. “We are committed to adopting comprehensive measures of environmental preservation - including energy conservation, resource conservation, the development of environmentally friendly products, and improvements that contribute to global environmental protection in a sustainable manner.”
Larry Belusz, director of Accreditation for Perry Johnson Registrars, the company providing the audit stated, “It is always a pleasure to be a part of an organization’s journey toward environmental responsibility. In my time spent with Kyocera, I have been most impressed with the genuine and focused commitment of top management to meeting established improvement objectives. I look forward to seeing the next proactive steps taken by Kyocera to reduce their global carbon footprint.”
The ISO is a network of national standard institutes from 154 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, industry, business and consumer representatives. The International Environmental Management System Standard (ISO 14001) developed by ISO is the recognized standard for environmental management, as well as a benchmark for environmental excellence.
Kyocera Mita America’s North American Headquarters is audited every year along with a predetermined number of satellite locations. This year Kyocera Mita America’s Western Region, located in Irvine, CA, and Midwestern Region, Wood Dale, IL, participated in the surveillance audits.
ABOUT KYOCERA MITA AMERICA
Kyocera Mita America, Inc. (www.kyoceramita.com/us), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. Kyocera Mita America is a group company of Kyocera Mita Corporation. Kyocera Mita Corporation is a core company of the Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. Kyocera Mita America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has earned numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability and cost efficiency. Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net revenues exceeded $10 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2008.