For the Ricoh Group, providing stakeholders with information about the Group's CSR-related vision, targets and specific activities is essential to improve its corporate activities and increase its corporate value. In order to enhance the Ricoh Group Sustainability Report as one of the important tools to foster communication with stakeholders, we have been holding dialogue meetings with experts in the fields of CSR and integrated reporting. The results of these dialogue meetings, in which invited experts give their comments and advice and exchange opinions with Ricoh members, are reported to the management team and utilized for the improvement of the Group's management and communication activities.
|Date||March 11, 2014|
|Place||Head office of Ricoh Company, Ltd.|
Mr. Eiichiro Adachi, Director, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Ms. Mizue Unno, Managing Director, So-Tech Consulting Inc.
Mr. Tsukasa Kanai, Chief Sustainability Officer, Corporate Planning Department,
Ms. Mariko Mishiro, Founder of RIDEAL
Participants from Ricoh* :
Yutaka Kaneko, General Manager, Corporate Communication Center, Corporate Planning Division
Masahisa Honda, General Manager of Investor Relations, Corporate Communication Center,
Koji Miyoshi, General Manager of Planning Department, CSR and Environmental Management Division
(13 members in total)
* The organizations and job titles are as of the date of the meeting.
This dialogue meeting was the second held following the first meeting organized in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013— the year in which we published Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2012 by integrating the following three reports: Annual Report, Sustainability Report (Corporate Social Responsibility) and Sustainability Report (Environment). In this second dialogue, we listened to the opinions of the invited participants mainly regarding the points that we had focused on in creating Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2013, including how to introduce our business strategies and brief on our activities in an integrated manner and how to describe our issues of materiality in the environmental field.
In order to increase its corporate value, Ricoh deems it important to have its vision, strategies and activities evaluated appropriately by stakeholders.
To this end, it is critical to objectively evaluate what Ricoh was able or unable to achieve with regard to predefined targets, and the Sustainability Report plays an essential role in this regard.
We created Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2013 by incorporating the advice given by our stakeholders last year to make it better than previous reports. In the process, we focused on showing our vision, strategies, and activities conducted to implement the vision, and other stories in an intelligible manner to those who read the report.
In deference to the advice given by experts at the dialogue meeting, we will make efforts to deliver Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2014 as a version that is even better than the previous versions, thereby meeting the expectations of our stakeholders.