posted by Hannah Sharp

Kyocera's
green refit

Kyocera, 10:10's first business leader, have successfully launched their UK Technology Suite. Setting up in a new building in central London, they worked with their contractors to ensure very high environmental standards throughout.

Kyocera's refitter had no previous track record in low-carbon building, but the expertise they gained while working on the technology suite has given them access to a whole new section of the market.

The refit incorporates:

  • Multifunctional layout making it suitable for a wide range of activities from board meetings to conferences.
  • Maximum use of natural light, re-using existing materials wherever possible and using sustainably sourced furnishings and fixtures.
  • Recycled and decomposable carpet printed with a pebble design,  transforming a meeting room into what is now known as the beach!
  • Ethical office coffee supplier Red Cup who take away used grounds and transform them into pleasant-smelling compost.
  • The discovery of good-quality, bright white eco paint.

As 10:10 businesses, we all have a great opportunity to spread lower-carbon  practices across our supply chains. Kyocera's refit is a great example of the potential for us to positively influence the organisations we work with, but no doubt there are plenty more out there. If you've had successes in this area, I'd love to hear from you. Email business@1010uk.org.

For more help cutting carbon in your office, take a look at Kyocera's Green Office Efficiency Guide (pdf).

If you would like to get in touch with someone at Kyocera, to ask their advice regarding your own carbon cutting activity, email pioneers@1010uk.org