Kyocera Joins CSR Nonprofit Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

Organization Promotes Social and Environmental Responsibility in Global Supply Chain

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Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) today announced that it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to promoting corporate social responsibility in the global supply chain.

The RBA is comprised of electronics, retail, auto and toy companies committed to supporting the rights and well-being of workers and communities worldwide affected by the global supply chain. As a leading global company with more than 80,000 responsible corporate citizens, Kyocera fully supports RBA's vision and goals.

RBA's Vision:
"A coalition of companies driving sustainable value for workers, the environment and business throughout the global supply chain."

RBA's Mission:
"Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions and business performance through leading standards and practices."

Kyocera's businesses align with sustainability through the Kyocera Management Rationale: "To provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind." Joining RBA represents a further commitment, above and beyond legal compliance, to promote a fair and sincere approach to sustainable management in all aspects of the company's operations.

Kyocera will continue to work toward a more sustainable society in accordance with RBA's standardized code of conduct, and will involve suppliers in its continuous improvement efforts toward more sustainable supply chains globally.

About the Responsible Business Alliance

The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) is a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains. The RBA has a Code of Conduct and a range of programs, training and assessment tools to support continuous improvement. The organization has a global footprint, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The RBA and its Responsible Minerals, Labor and Factory Initiatives have nearly 500 members with combined annual revenues of greater than US$7.7 trillion, directly employing over 21.5 million people, with products manufactured in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit

This news release is intended for media purposes, and is current of the date of publication. Information is subject to change without notice.

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