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SOURCE Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America

Office Products Included on Global Registry for Meeting Strict Environmental Criteria

MAHWAH, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) today announces that EPEAT, the definitive global registry for greener electronics, has added 28 Sharp Multifunctional Printers (MFPs) and two printers to its product registry as of the date of this release.

By providing environmental ratings on electronics, EPEAT helps companies, governments and consumers easily identify and purchase greener devices for improved environmental benefits. EPEAT rates products on a lifecycle basis, addressing the elimination of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging, among other criteria.

Sharp factories are continuously working to eliminate waste and greenhouse gases, and achieve other environmental targets in 21 key areas. Sharp® products have won several awards for corporate responsibility and sustainability, creating products with high environmental performance, developing unique environmental technologies and contributing back to their communities and society at large. Recent awards include the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award and placement on the Newsweek GLOBAL 500 Ranking.

"This ranking is the result of our ongoing commitment to green practices," says Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Sharp copiers and printers are among the industry's most energy efficient, and the company has long been a world leader in solar cell production. The EPEAT designation is just another reason why our customers can depend on us to not only provide high-quality products, but also to ensure that those products are manufactured in a responsible manner."

For a complete listing of Sharp EPEAT products and to learn about their comprehensive global rating system, please visit EPEAT.net. For additional information on SEC's environmental efforts, please click here.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® LED HD and Ultra HD 4K televisions, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens and Plasmacluster® air purifiers. Sharp has been named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally.  

About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.

For more information on Sharp's energy efficient products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit Sharp's web site at www.sharpusa.com.

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