Environmental Conservation

Group Policy

Business model for a sustainable society

Every business not only impacts our planet's natural resources and ecosystems — it also depends on them. Problems such as global warming, depletion of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources and ecosystem degradation therefore pose business risks. In turn, however, protecting the environment can present business opportunities.
The Ricoh Group deploys sustainable environmental management practices that help to preserve the Earth's ecology while simultaneously improving our profitability. Our approach focuses on developing energy-efficient products, reducing costs and minimizing our own environmental footprint though economical use of resources, and supporting workstyles that enhance operational and energy efficiency. In short, we are committed to benefiting both society and the planet while raising our corporate value.

The four pillars of our sustainable environmental management

It is crucial to limit humanity's environmental impact to a level the Earth's self-recovery capabilities can cope with if we are to achieve a sustainable society.
The Ricoh Group's sustainable environmental management has four pillars: conserving energy and preventing global warming, conserving and recycling resources, preventing pollution, and preserving biodiversity. The first three pillars aim to reduce the environmental impact of our activities, while the fourth supports the Earth's self-recovery.

Keep environmental impact within the self-recovery capabilities of the Earth
Keep environmental impact within the self-recovery capabilities of the Eart

Overall picture of the Ricoh Group's sustainable environmental management
Overall picture of the Ricoh Group's sustainable environmental management

Three stages to create a sustainable society

The Ricoh Group's environmental conservation efforts have progressed through three stages: passive, proactive and now, responsible. During the first stage, we coped with social pressures by adhering to environmental laws and regulations. During the proactive stage, while continuing to fulfill external (legal and social) requirements, we voluntarily set our own goals based on our sense of mission as a global corporate citizen. Today, in the responsible stage, we take an integrated approach that combines sustainable business growth with environmental protection.

Three stages in environmental conservation activities (from the passive, to proactive to responsible stage)
Three stages in environmental conservation activities (from the passive, to proactive to responsible stage)

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