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Thursday, 8 November 2007
In an era when everyone wants to seem green, Kyocera is and has been green for years. Now Kyocera Mita Australia has been voted by Australia’s IT industry leaders "Green Vendor of the Year" in this year’s prestigious ARN IT Industry Awards and, to accentuate this, Kyocera’s Managing Director David Finn was named ‘Green Crusader of the Year’ in recognition of his commitment to reducing the burden that business activities can place on the environment.

Kyocera’s philosophy is to ‘dispose of less, recycle more’ and reduce the impact of business waste on the environment. This philosophy is embraced from the design and creation of the product, its operation with minimal waste and cost, to the biodegradable packaging and the final disposal of their product.

Finn is one of the few Managing Directors in the IT industry who assumes stewardship of his company’s products at the end of their life.

Kyocera's Environmental Charter dates from 1991 to: ‘contribute to the advancement of society and humankind.’ Sound idealistic? Unreal? Not hard nosed? Well it makes a profit for a US$12 billion (and growing) corporation based in Japan. It looks very much like Mega Planning to me. Imagine the impact if business everywhere took this approach! Well, we're the consumers. Make your choice - buy for the environment!
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