As one of Kyocera's UK distributors, DMC offers the full Kyocera range of printers, multifunctionals and copiers.
In addition to our distribution partnership, DMC is proud to have be awarded the Kyocera Green Partner accreditation in January 2012. It is a strong testament to our own operations and underpins the ethos and benefits of our planITgreen range.
The Green Partner Programme is an important element of Kyocera Mita’s commitment to greening its entire supply chain, both upstream and downstream. To achieve Green Partner status, channel partners have to demonstrate that they have policies in place covering sustainable office working, sourcing and recycling. They also need to show that they inform customers about WEEE recycling and Kyocera’s toner returns service, as well as wider issues around the responsible use of office equipment.
There are two levels of accreditation, Green Partner and Green Partner Plus. The scheme is intended to give customers confidence that when they choose a sustainable printing or copying solution based on Kyocera’s unique long-life, cartridge-free technology, they can also acquire it through a channel partner that operates to recognised environmental standards.
DMC's goal in 2012 is working towards gaining the Green Partner Plus Accreditation.
The award recognises the work DMC has undertaken as part of it 's contribution to a greener and more sustainable planet.
Data-driven product innovation
A full lifecycle analysis is conducted for every new product, identifying the hotspots for product environmental impacts and informing ongoing improvements to product design.
At the heart of Ecosys technology is the amorphous silicon (aSi) drum for mid- to high-end systems and the long-life, single-layer PSLP drum for entry level printers and multifunctionals. These are much more durable than the organic photo-conductor (OPC) drums utilised in conventional products, lasting typically 30 times longer. As a result, it is unnecessary to replace it every time the toner runs out and this innovation allows other items which would normally be part of the consumable cartridge to be permanently sited in the machine, too.
The long-life drum was the innovation that launched Ecosys, but further enhancements to product design have taken place to ensure all impacts are minimised, for example:
- Smaller toner particles that require less energy for fusing
- Faster warm up time reduces energy consumption and encourages use of sleep mode
- Production of ozone as a by-product of printing is reduced to negligible levels
Kyocera Toner Cassette Returns Service
Kyocera currently offer a returns service for all used, genuine Kyocera toner cassettes you purchase. to organise a collection, please follow this link below to Kyocera’s official toner return service.
Green Card is Kyocera's free environmental information network.
The aim of the network is to inform people about environmentally responsible office practices, relevant legislation and
Kyocera's own environmental sustainability practices. It is part of Kyocera 's wider commitment to promoting environmentally responsible business. The principle of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is central to the work of the Green Card network and drives every activity that is undertaken by Kyocera.
Green Card is a community of organisations and individuals who are committed to minimising the impact of business activities on the environment. Kyocera work with partners from respected industry bodies to promote the tenets of green business. They are continually seeking to improve our work in this area, and welcome approaches from interested parties who feel that they may be able to add value to the Green Card network.
Why Sign Up To Green Card?
Environmental issues are becoming increasingly important in day to day business. The impact of new legislation, coupled with rising levels of concern from customers, means that few organisations can afford to be complacent when it comes to monitoring the environmental impact of business activities. However, there is a great deal of complex information to absorb. Green Card is a resource for those who are concerned about reducing the environmental effects of their activities.
Benefits of Signing Up:
- Free attendance at Green Card Conferences and Seminars.
- Exclusive access to special offers from Kyocera environmental partners.
- Monthly newsletter and quarterly GreenLight magazine.
Please follow the link to sign up for free to the green partner network: