By Paul Ploumis (ScrapMonster Author)
April 22, 2016 07:53:28 AM
SAN DIEGO (Scrap Monster): The City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) has named Kyocera Communications, Inc. as the “2016 Recycler of the Year”. The award is in recognition of the company’s local and international environmental initiatives in recycling and waste reduction efforts.
“Kyocera has a global philosophy and commitment to social responsibility, and here in San Diego, we strive to set a strong example,” said Chuck Becher, vice president and general manager of sales and marketing at Kyocera Communications. “We believe the stewardship of San Diego’s environment is the responsibility of the companies who conduct business here, and we are greatly honored to be recognized by the City of San Diego for our leadership and ongoing dedication to environmental initiatives.”
The company has recycled 92% of the waste generated during the fiscal that ended March 31st, 2016. Recently, the company had launched a nationwide cell phone recycling program in partnership with SecondWave Recycling. The recycling initiative is aimed to reduce the environmental impacts caused by improper disposal of ell-phones. At the same time, it also raises funds for ‘Cell Phones for Soldiers’- a non-profit organization that helps veterans and on-duty personnel to get connected to their families.
This is the ninth time that Kyocera has been named as Recycler of the Year. The company has now received recycling award from the City of San Diego for sixteen years in a row.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine 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.