The Ricoh Group has continuously and enthusiastically promoted the creation of environmental management systems in order to make a reality of environmental management. Starting with Ricoh Gotemba Plant, which received ISO/DIS 14001 certification in 1995, all major Ricoh production sites in the world became ISO 14001 certified. In 2001, the sales group in Japan as a whole was ISO 14001 certified. Other business sites are also making every effort to acquire certification. Accreditation was completely integrated within Japan in 2013.
A total of 72 companies—16 in Japan and 56 overseas—were certified as of June 2016.