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KMBE Environment Initiatives

New Zealand Environmental Initiatives

Local Initiatives. Examples include, membership of the Sustainable Business Network, Key sponsor NZ Packaging Accord, focus on extending the life of equipment through the refurbishment process.

Used Toner Collection

KyoCollect Recycling. Dispose of Less. Recycle More.

KyoCollect is Kyocera’s take back programme which means a 100% zero-waste-to-landfill outcome for the disposal of your print consumables and re-manufacturing of wastes.

What this means for you is that your consumables for your printers and copiers will be collected and recycled easily. It is all part of our commitment to environmental care.

What can you recycle? Bottles, toner cartridges, fuser units, bulk toner or any consumable from any Kyocera copier or laser printer will be recycled with a zero-waste-to-landfill outcome.

How do I join the program? By completing an online Application Form. You will then be sent a KyoCollect kit to begin your recycling program, consisting of 1 recycling box, 10 white bags and 10 cable ties.

What do I do when the box is full? Simply complete the online Pick Up Form and we will arrange to have the consumable waste picked up and sent for recycling.

How much does it cost? KyoCollect registration is free of charge, pickups in metropolitan areas (within 50kms of CBD's) is also free of charge. Pick-ups in regional areas will incur a small freight fee of $20.00, which is payable prior to pick ups.

How long will a pickup take? Pickup requests for metropolitan areas will be actioned within 5 working days. Pickup requests for regional area will be forwarded to our local carrier who will make contact with you to ensure that your package is labeled and ready for pickup. Please allow extra time for regional pickups.

New Zealand Ecoexpo

KM Business Equipment NZ Ltd has been an exhibitor in the Christchurch City Council sponsored New Zealand Ecoexpo since the inaugural event in 2007. This event provides an excellent forum for us to showcase the many benefits available from dealing with an organisation committed to local sustainable business practices.

This event attracts a wide variety of exhibitors, all of which must have a unique environmental/sustainability story to tell. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.ecoexpo.co.nz/

ISO 14001 Certification

Kyocera Mita Australia and Kyocera Mita New Zealand are certified to ISO 14001

Both Kyocera Mita Australia and Kyocera Mita New Zealand have achieved ISO 14001:2004 which is the international standard for environmental management systems. This highlights Kyocera’s commitment to considering the environmental consequences of all processes and business practices in Australia, New Zealand,and internationally. The achievement of this award demonstrates that Kyocera has a sustainable environmental management strategy.

ISO 14001:2004 certification is based on the international standards outlined by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It specifies requirements for an environmental management system (EMS) to enable an organisation to develop an environmental policy, establish objectives which take in account legal requirements and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes and information about significant environmental aspects.

New Zealand Packaging Accord

The New Zealand Packaging Accord is a voluntary initiative to cut down on wasteful packaging. Those signing it – the packaging & packaged goods industry, local and central government and the recycling operators – are voluntarily committing to doing what they can to reduce the proportion of packaging in our total waste stream.

Accord signatories are aiming to save resources when they design, make and choose packaging and do their best to recover and reuse materials. This means producers and packaging users will take more responsibility from the beginning to the end of the packaging lifecycle. This is an example of ‘extended producer responsibility’, a core principle of the New Zealand Waste Strategy 2002, supporting sustainable development.

Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network is a forum for businesses that are interested in sustainable development practice.

The organisation promotes sustainable practice in New Zealand and supports businesses on the path to becoming sustainable. They link businesses and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

Kyocera New Zealand is both a member of the Sustainable Business Network, and also a sponsor of the annual awards.