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Kyocera’s business model and innovation the world’s third most sustainable according to The Wall Street Journal’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World


Fairfield, NJ - In just the latest testament to Kyocera’s environmental credentials, Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is proud to celebrate that Kyocera Corporation has been named among the “100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World” by The Wall Street Journal.

This report is the result of rigorous research which examined the sustainability metrics of more than 5,500 publicly traded businesses in keys areas such as business model and innovation, external social and product issues, employee and workplace issues, and the environment. Overall, Kyocera ranked 46th in the world, with a score of 72.7.

Kyocera ranked third in the world in terms of the sustainability of its business model and innovation, also ranking fourteenth for human capital sustainability. The performance of the organization reflects the philosophy of the company’s founder, Dr. Kazuo Inamori, to “Do the right thing as a human being”.

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc., specialists in IT solutions and software alongside their respected range of printers and multi-functional products, is honored to have played a part in this recognition. This is evident through initiatives such as its Eco FOOTprint as well as the ECOSYS range of printing devices which combine energy efficiency and long-life technology. 

“As an organization, we are extremely proud to have formed part of the work of Kyocera Corporation which has seen us earn a place on The Wall Street Journal’s prestigious list of the most sustainable companies in the world,” says Óscar Sánchez, President and Chief Executive Officer at Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc.

“To finish third for the sustainability of our business model and innovation not only serves to show our desire to ‘do the right thing as a human being’ but it also reflects the strength of Kyocera. We are a global company leading the way in terms of innovation in a variety of fields.”

“This recognition is a testament to the commitment to responsible business practices across the entire corporation. We, at Kyocera Document Solutions, are unwilling to rest on our laurels and we will be looking for new ways to become even more sustainable going forward. We, quite simply, have a duty to do so. For our customers, communities, and future generations.

This approach is nothing new at Kyocera and can be dated right back to the principles of Dr. Inamori which underpin every product, service and interactions with stakeholders. Beyond the priority of customer satisfaction, Kyocera is determined to ensure that the environmental impact of its business activities is minimal, and customer carbon footprint significantly reduced.

Kyocera is aware of the responsibilities facing corporations to create a greener and healthier planet and is ready to use the best and technologies at its disposition to tackle this challenge and lead positive change in the world. Through working with Kyocera, partners and customers know that they are doing their part to help make the world a more sustainable. 

About KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions America, Inc. is a group company of Kyocera Document Solutions Inc., a global leading provider of total document solutions based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s portfolio includes reliable and eco-friendly MFPs and printers, as well as business applications and consultative services which enable customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, reaching new heights of efficiency. With professional expertise and a customer first culture, the objective of the company is to help organizations put knowledge to work to drive change.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, a leading supplier of semiconductor packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices, solar power generating systems and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2020, Kyocera Corporation’s consolidated sales revenue totaled $14.7 billion. Kyocera appears on the “Derwent Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #655 on Forbes magazine’s 2019 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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