IKON, a Ricoh company, established their own Corporate Diversity Council in 1999. The Diversity Council's mission is to promote diversity within the company and ensure IKON reflects the communities in which it does business.
The Diversity Council consists of employees across IKON. Some of the key diversity initiatives that the Council focuses on include recruiting, training, mentoring, supplier diversity and affirmative action. In addition, IKON has created local diversity councils that foster diversity through building relationships with customers and creating key partnerships with community-based organizations through job fairs, mentoring programs and career events.
In March 2009, IKON's efforts were recognized by the Association of Diversity Councils with the presentation of its Diversity Council Honors Award, which honors the significant contributions and achievements made by the top 25 U.S. diversity councils and recognizes the positive diversity results in their workforce, workplace and the marketplaces they serve. Diversity council groups are evaluated in terms of measurement and accountability, management commitment, demonstrated council results, and communication and education.