KYOCERA Awarded Clean Industry Certification by Mexico’s Environmental Protection Agency

  KYOCERA Awarded Clean Industry Certification by Mexico’s Environmental
  Protection Agency

          Certification is Company’s Third Consecutive PROFEPA Honor

Business Wire

TIJUANA, Mexico -- December 04, 2012

Kyocera Mexicana S.A. de C.V. today announced that it has achieved Industria
Limpia (Clean Industry) Certification from Mexico’s Federal Environmental
Protection Agency, PROFEPA (Procuraduria Federal De Protection Al Ambiente).
PROFEPA verifies compliance with environmental legislation through inspection
and comprehensive audits of a company’s internal environmental controls. The
Industria Limpia certification is issued at two-year intervals and the 2012
honor marks the third consecutive period for which Kyocera has achieved
certification.

“At Kyocera, our goal is to provide high-value-added products and services
while reducing waste, promoting energy efficiency and conserving resources,”
said David Hester, president, Kyocera Mexicana. “It is noteworthy that with
each successive environmental compliance and performance audit, Kyocera’s
results continue to improve. During our most recent evaluation, we were
pleased that auditors did not find a single corrective measure to be
addressed.”

Kyocera regards environmental regulations as a minimum standard, and maintains
stricter controls in its hazardous and nonhazardous waste management systems,
wastewater discharge and recycling practices. In addition, Kyocera promotes
environmental awareness among employees through educational programs and
events. The company recycles approximately 95% of all standard waste
materials, operates a 100kW rooftop solar array that offsets 415 tons of
carbon dioxide annually, recycles water from and for processes, uses recycled
water for landscape irrigation, and in August 2012 served as the headquarters
for Baja California’s Environmental Leadership Program for Competitiveness.

Kyocera Mexicana manufactures solar modules, liquid-crystal display
components, and ceramic semiconductor packaging that powers consumer products
for both the Mexican and North American markets.

“Consumers who use Kyocera products can rest assured that they are purchasing
high-quality, reliable products manufactured with a strong environmental
consciousness,” Hester stated. “We are committed to continuous improvement in
all phases of manufacturing, including environmental impact.”

About KYOCERA

Kyocera Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., based in Tijuana, is a leading producer of
solar modules, ceramic semiconductor packaging, liquid-crystal display
components and other high-technology products. The company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American
headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com/), the
parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a
producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining
these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with
other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power
generating systems, printers, copiers, telecommunications equipment,
electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
components. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales
totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked
#426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest
publicly traded companies.

Contact:

LPI Communications
Leasa Ireland
310-750-7082
leasa@lpicommunications.com
or
Brad Shewmake, 858-735-8748
brad@lpicommunications.com
 
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