KYOCERA MITA America Earns 2008 Excellence in Partnership Award for INDUSTRY GREEN CONTRACTOR From the U.S. Government's General Services Administration and the Coalition for Government Procurement
FAIRFIELD, N.J. – October 27, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced it has been awarded the 2008 Excellence in Partnership (EIP) award for Industry Green Contractor from the U.S. Government's General Services Administration (GSA) and the Coalition for Government Procurement, the single most effective voice for commercial service and product companies selling in the federal market.
The Industry Green Contractor award is presented to the vendor who has made the strongest commitment to the environment by offering environmentally-friendly products and adhering to environmentally-sound manufacturing and operating procedures. This award is one of five awards available to industry groups, and is recognized as one of the most competitive EIP award categories.
“At Kyocera Mita America, we strive to maintain a clear vision in pursuing a balance between economic development and environmental preservation," said Michael Pietrunti, president and CEO at Kyocera Mita America. "Being honored with the Industry Green Contractor award underscores our global commitment to adopt policies and develop environmentally-friendly products that can actively alleviate today’s existing environmental problems – through energy and resource conservation, ozone layer protection and waste reduction."
Working closely with the GSA to provide eco-friendly products and services that meet today’s federal, local and state government needs, Kyocera strives to reduce the impact technology places on the environment by delivering products that seek to reduce waste and the consumption of energy/natural resources.
“We are pleased to recognize Kyocera Mita America as an environmentally-responsible organization within the federal procurement system,” said Larry Allen, president, Coalition for Government Procurement. “Kyocera is a strong example of a government vendor that offers quality solutions that seeks to enhance workforce productivity without neglecting environmental preservation needs or policies.”
From a product perspective, Kyocera’s printers use the unique ECOSYS® technology, which is built on Kyocera’s patented Amorphus Silicon (ASi) and Organic Photoconductor (OPC) drums. This combination allows Kyocera’s printers to handle hundreds of thousands of prints before replacement is needed. The long lasting drums are separate from the toner, thereby eliminating the need to replace the drum when the toner is depleted; which further reduces landfill waste.
Additionally, Kyocera’s products are ENERGY STAR compliant; consuming less power to perform regular tasks and automatically switch to a low-power mode when not in use.
From a corporate level, Kyocera is International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001:2004 certified. This certification demonstrates Kyocera’s environmental management system excellence; emphasizing the importance of environmental responsibility by establishing a strategic organizational framework and approach to environmental policy, plans and actions. Achieving ISO 14001:2004 certification enables Kyocera 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 accepted the Industry Green Contractor award at the 9th Annual EIP award banquette, held on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
For more information about Kyocera and its green policies, please visit www.kyoceramita.com/us
For more information on the Coalition for Government Procurement, please visit www.thecgp.org
For more information on the Excellence in Partnership Awards, please visit www.eipawards.com
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 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 year ending on March 31, 2008.