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Communication:Environmental Communication with Stakeholders – Ricoh Global Eco Action <2015 Action>

Ricoh Global Eco Action 2015

In-house advertising poster

In-house advertising poster

Ricoh Global Eco Action 2015 was held as detailed below under the theme of “sharing ‘eco-mind’ together.” During the action period, a wide range of stakeholders, from the Group employees, their family members and friends, local communities and residents, to business partners, will participated in a variety of planned activities, all sharing their common commitment to the environment. Ricoh will expand on this initiative, thus inspiring a greater number of people to join in global action.

Outline of Ricoh Global Eco Action 2015

<Period>
Action month: June 2015 (Monday, June 1 to Tuesday, June 30, 2015)
Common action day: Friday, June 5, 2015

<Activities implemented>

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ricoh Global Eco Action initiative.
Under this initiative, Ricoh has implemented a broad spectrum of common global activities as well as local activities tailored to suit the distinct features of each area, thereby inspiring a greater number of people to join in the global eco action.

1.Common global activities

Implementation of the following activities allowed all Ricoh Group employees to share their aspirations for promoting sustainable environmental management as One Global RICOH.

  • - Turning off the lights in Ricoh advertising towers and signboards on June 5
    (excluding natural energy powered billboards)
  • - A dedicated Facebook pagewas created to share reports on global activities
  • - Individual Ricoh employees making a pledge for eco-action (ECO Declaration)
  • - Using "The Certificate of Green Power" to offset CO2 emissions attributed to power consumed in Ricoh’s global bases on June 5

2.2. Local activities

The following local activities were conducted in the various regions specified across the globe:

Japan

image: Japan: Eliminated non-indigenous plant species along the Tamagawa river

Japan: Eliminated non-indigenous plant species along the Tamagawa river

image:Japan: Participated in the Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with customers

Japan: Participated in the Arakawa river Clean Aid campaign together with customers

image:Japan: Served dishes made with eco-friendly ingredients at office cafeterias

Japan: Served dishes made with eco-friendly ingredients at office cafeterias

image:Japan: Hosted the 10th anniversary lecture event

Japan: Hosted the 10th anniversary lecture event

image:Japan: Actions were taken to conserve the Ena-no-Mori forest together with local residents

Japan: Actions were taken to conserve the Ena-no-Mori forest together with local residents

Americas

image:U.S.: Distributed seedlings of indigenous plant species to raise awareness of biodiversity

U.S.: Distributed seedlings of indigenous plant species to raise awareness of biodiversity

image:Canada:Conducted park cleanup activities

Canada: Conducted park cleanup activities

U.S.: Hosted a study group on biodiversity conservation

U.S.: Hosted a study group on biodiversity conservation

image:U.S.: Hosted a training program on Zero Waste to Landfill at REI plants

U.S.: Hosted a training program on Zero Waste to Landfill at REI plants

Asia Pacific China

image: Singapore: Hosted panel discussions in collaboration with governments and other organizations

Singapore: Hosted panel discussions in collaboration with governments and other organizations

image: Singapore: Sponsored a roundtable discussion hosted by the World Environment Center (WEC)

Singapore: Sponsored a roundtable discussion hosted by the World Environment Center (WEC)

image: China: Employees and their families planted trees at a wetland park

China: Employees and their families planted trees at a wetland park

Europe

image:U.K: Conducted biodiversity conservation activities within the premises of a plant

U.K: Conducted biodiversity conservation activities within the premises of a plant

image:Spain: Hosted an ecological event for families and children

Spain: Hosted an ecological event for families and children

image:U.K: Eliminated non-indigenous plants and planted indigenous trees in collaboration with an NGO

U.K: Eliminated non-indigenous plants and planted indigenous trees in collaboration with a NGO