The PRINT GREEN initiative
The collaboration between KYOCERA Document Solutions Germany and myclimate Germany pertains to the CO2 compensation of printing and multi-purpose systems within the framework of the PRINT GREEN initiative. Since May 2013, all KYOCERA toners that are distributed by KYOCERA Document Solutions Germany have been made climate neutral with myclimate. All resulting greenhouse gas emissions are compensated within the framework of the myclimate project "Efficient stoves for the rural population in the Siaya district" in Kenya.
"Our investment in this area so far is large, and represents a clear signal in favour of climate protection", says Reinhold Schlierkamp, Managing Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Germany. Thanks to the involvement of KYOCERA, significantly more efficient stoves can be distributed to households in Kenya which have up to now been cooking on a primitive fireplace. Additional to the climate protection effects our project radically reduces the fume exposure in the households, which is beneficial to the health of the population, in particular women and children. Furthermore, the local production of the efficient stoves generates high-quality employment opportunities.