50 Kyocera Imaging Devices now Certified for Blue Angel Environmental Standards
Kyocera Document Solutions Europe reports that 50 of its printers and MFPs have received the new RAL-UZ 171 Blue Angel environmental label. Every printer and MFP in Kyocera’s ECOSYS and TASKalfa series meets the standards of both Germany’s federal environment agency and Blue Angel’s environmental jury, with each of these products now bearing the well-known Blue Angel label for eco-friendliness.
“When it comes to the environment-friendliness of our products, we are relentless in our efforts to increase performance. Certification according to the new Blue Angel standard is clear evidence our investment is paying dividends,” commented Detlef Herb, Environmental and Product Safety Manager with Kyocera Document Solutions. To receive the Blue Angel designation, office-printing equipment must comply with a host of criteria to ensure its biologically and environmentally safe qualities. These include recyclable design, strict noise emission and indoor pollution requirements, and energy consumption (TEC) standards that apply for equipment both when it’s idling and when it’s printing.
According to Kyocera, Blue Angel is one of the oldest and best-known environmental labels. It provides consumers with assistance in their search for eco-friendly products. In 1997, Kyocera was the first printer manufacturer to obtain the Blue Angel designation. Since then, the Japanese company has continuously received the label for its products. “Ever since the appearance of ECOSYS technology on the market, the name Kyocera has been synonymous with environment-friendly document management solutions,” says Oliver Kreth, general manager of European Marketing. “Our commitment to the environment is also apparent from our many activities to protect the environment, including the German Environment Prize and incentives in Asia to green up buildings. We are very proud to have the Blue Angel label on our products, as it confirms our faithfulness to this very important cause.”