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APCO Award 2020
Kyocera Document Solutions Australia won the 2020 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Award in the Electronics category. The Australian Packaging Covenant is a national regulatory framework that sets out how governments and businesses across Australia share the responsibility for managing the environmental impact of packaging. The Covenant aims to reduce consumer packaging waste by supporting the following two goals:
1. Optimizing resource recovery of consumer packaging through the supply chain
- adopting approaches that make changes in the way we design, use and buy packaging and packaged products so that packaging uses fewer resources and is more easily recycled.
- enabling packaging materials to be returned to the economy thereby minimizing waste associated with the generation and consumption of consumer packaging across the supply chain.
2. Preventing the impact of fugitive packaging on the environment by adopting approaches that support new innovations and find solutions to collect packaging materials or waste before they enter the environment, or support the adoption of new or alternative types of packaging.
The APCO Awards recognize Australian organizations leading the way in sustainable packaging design and innovations.
Rated Highest by German Industry Magazine FACTS
The ECOSYS M5526cdw A4 color MFP was rated most highly in environmental performance by the German industry magazine FACTS. FACTS provides information and reviews about new products across the board, including office software and equipment. After comparing four models in the category of MFPs with a capacity for printing 21 to 26 pages of A4 size paper per minute and reviewing them in terms of consumables, power consumption, and product strategy, the magazine gave the ECOSYS M5526cdw its highest rating.
Comment by Dietmar Nick, general manager of Kyocera Document Solutions Deutschland
Today, sustainability is one of the most important issues that companies around the world must address over the next few years. Customers and partners in Germany are looking for sustainable solutions that reduce their environmental impact. We are continually working together under our corporate motto, "Respect the Divine and Love People, to deliver optimal solutions to our customers.
In 1997, our printer was the first in the world to be awarded the German environmental label, Blue Angel, which stands as a symbol of our commitment to the environment. Through our Print Green sales promotion initiative that aims to protect the environment by providing our customers with eco-friendly MFPs, printers, and toners, we are helping our customers digitize their information processes with software solutions that shrink their carbon footprint.
Click on the links below for information about other awards and accolades.
WorldStar Award 2021 in the Electronics Category
Letter of Appreciation from Tamaki Town's Social Welfare Council
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Comment by Ryosuke Okochi, managing director of Kyocera Document Solutions Australia
At Kyocera Document Solutions Australia we are always looking to keep our environmental footprint small and keep our goals big. We are pleased to have won the APCO Award in the Electronics category. We believe this award is a testament to our commitment to reducing consumer packaging through design and the use of recycled materials.