22 May 2012

Scottish printing company fifth recipient


 Kellys Printing Solutions (Kellys) has been awarded a prestigious Green Partner Plus Accreditation from KYOCERA Document Solutions (KYOCERA), one of the world's leading document solutions companies. Launched in 2011, KYOCERA’s Green Partner programme encourages KYOCERA’s channel partners in their sustainability efforts and provides customers with assurance that the environmentally responsible printers they specify can also be supplied and serviced by a company with strong environmental credentials.

Tracey Rawling Church, Director of Brand and Reputation at KYOCERA Document Solutions commented: “Kellys is only the fifth KYOCERA partner to achieve this demanding accreditation. We were the first vendor to introduce a green partner programme to educate our partners about how to make their business more sustainable and we offer two levels of accreditation, Green Partner and Green Partner Plus. Green Partner Plus rewards those who have invested significantly in greening their business; it’s challenging and to achieve it takes real commitment and dedication in every aspect of sustainability within the business.”

The Green Partner Programme is open only to suppliers of KYOCERA Document Solutions includes an audit across 50 elements of sustainable operations. Ten of these are mandatory and of the remaining 40 minimum scores apply for each of the two standards of accreditation. A fast-track element avoids the need for partners which have already achieved recognised national or global sustainability accreditations to undergo a full audit that would only duplicate work already completed. At the other end of the spectrum, a Green Partner Guide provides support and guidance for those who are at the beginning of the process of making their business more sustainable.

Mr Mark Wilkinson, Operations Director of Kellys said: “We have worked exclusively with KYOCERA thirty years and we put huge value on providing a complete KYOCERA solution to our customers. In our experience, KYOCERA’s ECOSYS sustainable print technology has been paramount for our customers.”

“As a business we are very committed to sustainability and we felt that this was an important and valuable accreditation to achieve. Green Partner Plus is a key selling point for both our existing clients and prospects. We were ahead of the curve with managed print solutions which we’ve been offering for over 10 years now and we believe that sustainability, and the savings it delivers, will be a real driving force for businesses over the next decade. We look forward to growing our business in conjunction with KYOCERA Document Solutions and will continue to deliver the first class customer service we’re known for.”

About Kellys
Formed initially in 1982, Kellys is an established Print Solutions Provider with a network of offices across Scotland. With 30 years experience and expertise in its industry, the company is dedicated to providing its clients with tailored integrated document management solutions backed up by exceptional first class service. 

Its business partner KYOCERA Document Solutions is one of the world’s leading office document solutions companies, which manufactures and markets monochrome and colour network printers, multifunctional products (MFPs) and a portfolio of solutions.  KYOCERA is in the unique position of being a company with a heritage in both the printer and copier markets and its exciting and comprehensive product range means that Kellys’ clients can be assured that they will have access to the latest developments in the document solutions marketplace.

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