Kyocera Awarded for Environmental Contribution

Kyocera Corporation’s Shiga Yasu manufacturing plant in Japan has been presented the 2015 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity for the sixth consecutive year.

The Environment Minister’s Award was established in 1998 by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment. It is presented every year in December to coincide with Global Warming Prevention Month, and is given to individuals and groups that have shown remarkable achievements in the prevention of climate change.

This year, Kyocera’s Shiga Yasu plant was nominated by the local township. In addition to its manufacturing of solar cells, which generate renewable energy and contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions, the plant also was recognized for measures for creation of a recycling-based society, such as the pursuit of higher energy efficiency of plant equipment and machinery, employee initiatives toward global-warming prevention and environmental protection, and offering “Eco-Lessons” at local schools.

Since its establishment 56 years ago, Kyocera says it remains committed to social responsibility and environmental protection, with a philosophy of “harmonious coexistence”.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Kyocera’s development of clean, renewable energy with solar modules, which began in 1975. The company believes that fostering mutual understanding and awareness with the community is vital in addressing environmental issues and remains committed to local efforts.


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