SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Communications, Inc. today announced it has received two awards for its ongoing dedication to environmental and recycling programs, including the “2015 Recycler of the Year” from the City of San Diego's Environmental Services Department (ESD) and the “Manufacturer’s Responsibility Award” from the Industrial Environmental Association. This is the eighth time Kyocera has been named Recycler of the Year and the 15th consecutive year the company has received a recycling award from the City of San Diego. Kyocera has earned a total of 23 environmental awards from the City—more than any other San Diego company.
“It is a great honor to be continually recognized by the City of San Diego and other organizations for our leadership and ongoing dedication to environmental initiatives,” said Eric Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. “Our efforts are part of Kyocera’s global philosophy and commitment to social responsibility, and we strive to serve as a role model for other San Diego companies.”
As part of Kyocera’s ongoing commitment to the environment, the company recently announced a new national cell phone recycling program, which is free to consumers wishing to dispose of unused mobile phones of any brand. The program is facilitated by SecondWave Recycling, a socially responsible organization that facilitates free phone recycling to support charities, and for every four phones recycled for their raw materials, a donation of $1 is made to Cell Phones For Soldiers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. A longstanding supporter of Cell Phones For Soldiers, Kyocera already has provided more than 50,000 minutes of long-distance service to date through past recycling programs.
In its fiscal year that ended March 31, Kyocera Communications recycled 95.2 percent of the waste it generated, including paper, plastic, electronic and other waste materials otherwise destined for landfills. Information about sustainability efforts and achievements at Kyocera Communications Inc. is available at www.kyoceramobile.com/sustainability. For additional information about Kyocera Corporation’s global environmental and social responsibility efforts, visit http://global.kyocera.com/company/csr.
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Kyocera Communications, Inc. is the headquarters for Kyocera wireless devices in the Americas. Designed with durability, dependability, and long-term value as priorities, Kyocera mobile phones help people feel comfortable with new technology and use it to connect, perform and outsmart life's challenges. At the heart of Kyocera's products is a belief that one size doesn't fit all and that people should do more with phones instead of being confused by them or having to alter their lifestyles to accommodate them. For more information, follow the company at facebook.com/kyoceramobile or twitter.com/kyoceramobile.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, mobile phones, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2015, the company’s net sales totaled 1.53 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the latest listing of the “Top 100 Global Innovators” by Thomson Reuters, and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2014 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.
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