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Saving money and the environment

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Kyocera Mita South Africa is taking its environmental commitments a step further, with the goal of becoming truly carbon-neutral.

“We have established an ongoing relationship with Food & Trees for Africa and have already sponsored 400 trees to give back to the earth what it gives us. Going forward, it is our goal to sponsor a tree for every machine we sell and offer our customers the chance to do the same, making a real positive impact on the environment,” says Jody Harrington, marketing manager at Kyocera Mita South Africa.
Kyocera’s office equipment machines have achieved the highest international standards for low energy consumption and minimal pollution.  The paper that is recommended to customers is also produced using none of the environmentally harmful chemicals that were once common in the industry.  
Its Ecosys technology is specifically aimed at minimising all negative impacts, limiting ozone emission, toner wastage – which includes toner lost into the air – and excess packaging. Ecosys designs achieve this through smart technology and a high emphasis on recycling all materials used wherever possible.
“We make sure our dealers and customers are informed about the environmental choices they can make – including the surprising advantage of being able to save money by introducing green policies in the office. While our technology fully supports a green printing environment, the way customers deploy the technology can also make a significant contribution,” concludes Harrington.
Kyocera devices are Energy Star compliant, conforming to the EU standards for hazardous substances (RoH compliant) and offering low figures for toner waste and emission and packaging pollution in the industry. Don’t know if we are always the lowest?
“The main concept is sustainability,” says Harrington. “Our company suggests to businesses that there should be a focus on achieving a realistic balance between the obvious goal of making money and the wider social and environmental issues on which the sustainability of all enterprises ultimately depends.”