The Ricoh Group has set fundamental principles on social contribution by which all Group companies around the world abide. We believe that by conducting social contribution activities based on a common concept, we can maximize the effects of our contributions toward solving challenges. Under these principles, individual Group companies are implementing measures by leveraging the Group’s strengths human and other resources.
The Ricoh Group, mindful of its responsibility as a corporate citizen, respects the cultures and customs of all countries and regions, joining in active partnership with like-minded people and inspiring employees to contribute to the development of a sustainable society and planet.
Reflecting a deep understanding of social issues in various parts of the world, our group companies carry out social activities focusing on several priority areas.
*Only relevant parts from the Ricoh Way, CSR Charter and Code of Conduct are cited
The Ricoh Group accepts its responsibility as a global citizen and proactively takes action to preserve the global environment based on the Ricoh Group Environmental Principles. Recognizing that all our stakeholders depend on the ecosystem and that biodiversity plays an indispensable role in ensuring its health, the Ricoh Group has developed and launched the Ricoh Group Biodiversity Policy in order to maintain and improve the self-recovery capabilities of the Earth. In addition to reducing environmental impact, we have been striving to conserve biodiversity to support a sustainable global environment. Furthermore, regarding environmental conservation, it is important that each employee has a sense of being a global citizen and voluntarily acts accordingly within and outside the company. The Ricoh Group is committed to environmental conservation with many employees around the world participating in biodiversity and other environment conservation activities.
A corporation is an integral member of the community and we conduct our business with the support of local communities. The Ricoh Group aims to coexist and develop in harmony within the countries in which it operates, contributing to the mutual development of both society and the local community based on their needs.
At the same time, as a global company, it is necessary to contribute to developing countries, which face many challenges. In addition to promoting social activities by utilizing the company's resources, including technology and human resources, the Ricoh Group conducts activities for economic development in cooperation with local inhabitants. Through these activities, we support the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals while cooperating with all of our stakeholders, and contribute to our business growth.
The future is in the hands of our children and young adults, and we aim to help realize a "sustainable society." Society at large needs to work collectively to resolve various problems around the world that the next generation will face, and this means that companies must play a role as well.
The Ricoh Group implements activities to continuously elevate the next generation by utilizing its resources, including products, technologies and human resources, in order to cooperate with parents, schools, communities and NPO's to provide environments conducive to learning and growing independently. Companies can create an environment whereby children who join a company-sponsored scheme can dream, change and develop into successful contributors to society. Ricoh positions this as a "Social Innovation" cycle of sustainable development for both companies and society.