You may well have noticed that Kyocera, one of our esteemed sponsors, has been hosting an ad on Greenbang asking people to vote for it as Environmental Company of the Year in the Microscope Award for Channel Excellence awards.
Well – Kyocera won.
Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
Kyocera is delighted to announce that it has won the prestigious Microscope Award for Channel Excellence (ACE) as Environmental Company of the Year. Kyocera was recognised for its unique ECOSYS low-waste printer technology alongside its environmental business network “The Green Card” and environmental credentials that stretch back to the foundation of the company in 1959.
With environmental issues high up the business agenda it was unsurprising that Kyocera faced strong competition from the other shortlisted companies: Fujitsu Siemens, Bell Microsystems and Compellent. The voters were asked to reward the organisation that does more than simply pay lip service to environmental issues and has in-depth credentials that set an example to the rest of the industry.
Kyocera’s marketing director, Tracey Rawling Church, comments: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the ACE award for Environmental Company of the Year. Kyocera has been focusing on reducing the environmental impact of business activities for many years through our core ECOSYS technology and activities such as the Green Card Environmental business network, so to receive the recognition of our peers is extremely rewarding. The IT channel has an important role to play in promoting responsible purchasing and it is testament to the growing levels of awareness of both the environmental and commercial benefits of “green” technology that Kyocera has won this award.”
Simon Quicke, Editor of Microscope, commented: “I’m pleased to congratulate Kyocera on winning the Microscope ACE award for Environmental Company of the Year. Kyocera has been promoting its environmental message for many years, and this prestigious award demonstrates that in today’s climate, that message is resonating loud and clear.”