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Product Use Stage — 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 FY2019, the following products acquired/registered for certification.

Products Certified with Environmental Labels

Products Certified with Environmental Labels in FY2019

―:Not sold in applicable country
* : Already acquired in previous FY
No Mark: Plan to acquire after April 2019

Product Name Environmental Label
Eco Mark(Japan)
Eco Mark
(Japan)
EPEAT(USA)
EPEAT
(USA)
Blue Angel(Germany)
Blue Angel
(Germany)
Multifunctional product ECOSYS M3145dn
ECOSYS M3145idn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M3645dn
ECOSYS M3645idn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M3655idn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M3660idn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M4125idn ◯(Silver) *
ECOSYS M4132idn ◯(Silver) *
ECOSYS M6230cidn
ECOSYS M6235cidn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M6630cidn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M6635cidn ◯(Silver)
ECOSYS M8124cidn ◯(Silver) *
ECOSYS M8130cidn ◯(Silver) *
TASKalfa 11100 ◯(Gold)
TASKalfa 13600 ◯(Gold)
TASKalfa 2470ci
TASKalfa 2520ci
TASKalfa 2553ci
TASKalfa 307ci ◯(Silver)
TASKalfa 3212i ◯(Gold)
TASKalfa 3253ci
TASKalfa 351ci
TASKalfa 4012i ◯(Gold)
TASKalfa 4053ci
TASKalfa 5003i
TASKalfa 5053ci
TASKalfa 6003i
TASKalfa 6053ci
TASKalfa 9002i ◯(Gold)
TASKalfa 9600 ◯(Gold)
Printer ECOSYS P6230cdn ◯ (Silver)
ECOSYS P6235cdn ◯ (Silver)
ECOSYS P7240cdn ◯ (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.

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 electricity-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 FY2019, our six products acquired "Gold" rating.

*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.
Our Head Office 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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