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Compliance with Environmental Product Standards

There are various environmental labelling systems for indicating to customers, in an easy-to-understand way, that a product is environment-conscious. Kyocera Document Solutions strives to create environment-conscious products, and is actively working to acquire environmental labels.

Environmental Label Types, and Certified/Registered Products

Three types of environmental labels have been specified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO): Type I (where a third-party certification body independently establishes product categories and judgment criteria, and carries out certification), Type II ("self-declared" labels where a company establishes its own standards, and asserts the environmental performance of its own product), and Type III (where environmental impact of the product from resource extraction to disposal is calculated using life cycle assessment techniques, and quantitatively analyzed and disclosed).
We acquire International Energy Star Program, which is an international energy saving program for office automation equipment, for all of our products. Also, from the product development stage, we strive to meet the requirements for main environmental labels (Type I) appropriate to each area such as the Eco Mark and Blue Angel, and we are actively working to acquire these labels.
We are also actively working on the efforts for reducing environmental impact existing in the lifecycle of products from extraction of resources to disposal, registering our products with the EcoLeaf environmental label (Type III), and actively disclosing product environmental information.

In FY2017, the following products acquired/registered for certification.

Products Certified with Environmental Labels

Products Certified with Environmental Labels in FY2017

―:Not sold in applicable country

Product Name Environmental Label
Eco Mark (Japan)
Eco Mark (Japan)
EPEAT(USA)
EPEAT
(USA)
Blue Angel(Germany)
Blue Angel
(Germany)
China Environmental Labelling(China)
China Environmental Labelling
(China)
Multifunctional product ECOSYS M2135dn
ECOSYS M2635dn
ECOSYS M2735dw
ECOSYS M2040dn (Silver)
ECOSYS M2540dn
ECOSYS M2640idw (Silver)
ECOSYS M4028idn
TASKalfa 3511i Series
  • TASKalfa 3011i
  • TASKalfa 3511i
(Gold)
TASKalfa 6002i Series
  • TASKalfa 4002i
  • TASKalfa 5002i
  • TASKalfa 6002i
(Gold)
ECOSYS M5521cdn
ECOSYS M5521cdw (Silver)
ECOSYS M5526cdn
ECOSYS M5526cdw (Silver)
ECOSYS M8024cidn
TASKalfa 306ci (Silver)
TASKalfa 406ci Series
  • TASKalfa 356ci
  • TASKalfa 406ci
(Silver)
TASKalfa 6052ci Series
  • TASKalfa 2552ci
  • TASKalfa 3252ci
  • TASKalfa 4052ci
  • TASKalfa 5052ci
  • TASKalfa 6052ci
(Gold)
Printer ECOSYS P2235dn
ECOSYS P2235dw (Silver)
ECOSYS P2040dn
ECOSYS P2040dw (Silver)
ECOSYS P3060dn Series
  • ECOSYS P3045dn
  • ECOSYS P3060dn
(Silver)
ECOSYS P3050dn (Silver)
ECOSYS P3055dn (Silver)
ECOSYS P5021cdn
ECOSYS P5021cdw (Silver)
ECOSYS P5026cdn
ECOSYS P5026cdw (Silver)
ECOSYS P7040cdn (Silver)

Type-I

Type-I environmental labels are certified by third parties based on their own product categories and criteria.

  • Pass/fail is determined based on criteria.
  • The operations organization decides product classification and judgment criteria.
  • Label usage is authorized by reviewing applications from businesses.
Eco Mark (Japan)

Eco Mark (Japan)

An eco-label established in 1989 by the Japan Environmental Association. It is displayed on products which have low environmental impact throughout their entire life cycle, from production to waste, and are useful for preserving the environment.

Blue Angel (Germany)

Blue Angel (Germany)

This is the world's first eco-labelling system. It was introduced in Germany in 1978 with the aim of solving environmental problems and promoting the development and sale of products which preserve the environment. The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety has responsibility for this eco-labelling system.

China Environmental Labelling (China)

China Environmental Labelling (China)

This environmental label was introduced by governmental policy and is managed by the China Environmental United Certification Center.

Type-II

Type-II environmental labels are self-declared labels where companies establish their own criteria and certify their own products in order to claim that their products are environmentally conscious. Unlike other environmental labels, they do not require third party certification.

Type-III

Under Type-III environmental label programs, the negative environmental impact of a product from raw material extraction to disposal is calculated using the LCA method and its results are quantitatively analyzed and disclosed.The general rules and procedures of Type-III environmental labels are stipulated in ISO 14025.A major feature of such programs is that they only disclose quantitative data about products and leave product evaluation and judgment on data to the purchaser.

  • There is no pass/fail judgment.
  • Quantitative environmental impact data is disclosed.
  • The evaluation process is passed on to the reader.
EcoLeaf Environmental Labeling

EcoLeaf Environmental Labeling

This environmental label was started in 2002 by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI) within the framework of Type III environmental labeling specified by ISO. It is composed of three formats: Product Environmental Aspects Declaration (PEAD), Product Environmental Information Data Sheet (PEIDS), and Product Data Sheet (PDS).

Others

International Energy Star Program

International Energy Star Program

The International Energy Star Program is an international power-saving program for office automation equipment. It has been implemented since October 1995 as a registration program where Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency mutually grant certification to products. Products that meet certain standards can be labelled with the International Energy Star Logo.

Act on Promoting Green Purchasing

Act on Promoting Green Purchasing

Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities (Act on Promoting Green Purchasing), enacted in April 2001, obliges each organization of the national government and other entities to purchase products and services of low environmental loads. We identify our own products that comply with the judgment criteria of "eco-friendly goods, etc." specified by the Act on Promoting Green Purchasing, with the Kyocera Group's unique compliance mark in our catalogs and on our websites so that our customers can have more criteria for determining their purchases.

EPEAT

EPEAT

EPEAT* is a system for evaluating products on 51 criteria, including 23 mandatory and 28 optional, based on the product life cycle and rating them as Bronze, Silver, or Gold, according to the achievement rate of criteria. At present, the system is used as a procurement requirement by government organizations in the US and many other countries. It is also used by local governments, universities and companies.
In FY2017, our ten products acquired “Gold” rating for the first time.

*EPEAT :Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

Measurement of Emissions at ISO/IEC17025 Accredited Laboratory

ISO/IEC 17025 is an international standard certifying testing/calibration processes for obtaining public test results on the characteristics and properties of products, their mechanical parts, materials and raw materials.
The Head Office of Kyocera Document Solutions obtained this standard in November 2014. It certifies an environment allowing us to apply to accreditation organization for environmental labels of various countries including the Blue Angel mark, by conducting measurement of the necessary emissions data in-house. In this way, we closely examine data, incorporate the results into product development, and furnish products with outstanding environmental performance to the market more quickly.

ISO/IEC17025 Certification
ISO/IEC17025 Certification
ISO/IEC17025 plaque
ISO/IEC17025 Plaque

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