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Kyocera partners with PrintReleaf to underpin green credentials

Collaboration reiterates Kyocera’s commitment to sustainable products and manufacturing processes, and that production printing need not cost the earth

01.07.22: Kyocera has announced a new partnership with PrintReleaf, a global certification system and software platform dedicated to automating reforestation to offset paper consumption. This allows Kyocera Document Solutions customers to contribute to a reforestation project in Ireland that plants an equivalent volume of trees correlating to the paper usage in Kyocera Document Solutions devices.

In addition to collecting monthly data on customer print usage, Kyocera will automatically and certifiably plant trees in Ireland based on total paper consumption. Reforesting is done by PrintReleaf at a rate of 8,333 sheets per standard tree, as detailed in the PrintReleaf Standard, and 100% net survivability of the trees is guaranteed. The PrintReleaf portal allows PrintReleaf partners and customers to track their progress and share the ongoing impact of the Taskalfa Pro 15000c production printer.

“Our partnership with PrintReleaf further supports Kyocera’s commitment to sustainability through our products, manufacturing processes and as a wider organisation,” said Steve Pearce, Group Marketing Manager at Kyocera.

“The Kyocera TASKalfa Pro 15000c already reduces the impact on the environment thanks to its ultra-low power consumption through inkjet print head technology and by utilising water-based inks. By offering the additional reforestation of a customer’s printed pages we believe we have a groundbreaking environmental proposition.”

Jordan Darragh, Founder and CEO of PrintReleaf, said, “We are excited to partner with Kyocera. Our environmental goals and philosophy match Kyocera’s, and we look forward to strengthening our sustainability commitments and growing our global forests together.”

About Kyocera Document Solutions UK

Since its inception in 1988, Kyocera Document Solutions UK has grown to over 500 employees across several locations. The company built its reputation by designing, selling, and supporting a wide range of printers and multifunction printers. The company is now rapidly establishing itself as a leading communications and IT services provider, offering document and print management software, content services, mobile, and a broader range of IT services.

The name Kyocera, derived from its founding in Kyoto and its development of fine ceramics, has been used since 1959 as the Kyoto Ceramic Company. Kyocera has been one of the top 500 most valuable companies since its inception, with annual sales of just over 14 billion dollars and 76,000 employees worldwide.

For more information go to: https://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.co.uk

About PrintReleaf
PrintReleaf creates a global sustainability standard by guaranteeing to releaf the paper consumption of PrintReleaf customers. PrintReleaf is the only technology platform that measures customers’ paper usage and certifiably reforests that consumption on an equivalent basis. The patented PrintReleaf technology not only tracks paper consumption but also monitors PrintReleaf reforestation partners to ensure fulfilment. Market-leading companies with a passion for the environment and a progressive concern for advancing environmental stewardship, together with their customers, rely on PrintReleaf to provide a nexus of partnerships involving forestry, technology, and business. For more information, please visit http://www.printreleaf.com.

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