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Ricoh Global Eco Action <Previous Actions (Topics)>

2015

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


2014

Global common action

Turning off the lights in Ricoh advertising towers and signboards (excluding natural energy powered billboards)

  • image:Shanghai, China
    Shanghai, China

  • image:Mumbai, India
    Mumbai, India

  • image:Ginza, Tokyo
    Ginza, Tokyo

ECO Declaration

Individual Ricoh employees make a pledge for eco-action. This year, a total of 18,823 group employees made their own ECO Declaration. Major pledges include:
- Using double-sided printing and consolidated printing as often as possible
- Ensuring that air conditioning is set at an appropriate temperature
- Accurately separating garbage for reuse and recycling
- Carrying out eco-actions together with family members and friends

Wearing green as an awareness-raising tool

  • image:Japan
    Japan

  • image:Americas
    Americas

  • image:Europe
    Europe

Ricoh also continues to carry out environmental actions that meet local characteristics.

image:Japan: Participating in an Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with our customers

Japan:Participating in an Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with our customers

image:U.K :Eco Ninja, biodiversity conservation project launched by a Ricoh factory in the UK

U.K:Eco Ninja, biodiversity conservation project launched by a Ricoh factory in the UK

image:Netherlands: Company EV introduced to help reduce CO2 emissions

Netherlands: Company EV introduced to help reduce CO2 emissions

image:Singapore: Ricoh Asia Pacific organizing a forum in cooperation with other companies and government agencies

Singapore: Ricoh Asia Pacific organizing a forum in cooperation with other companies and government agencies


2013

image:Japan: Children planting trees in areas working to rebuild local communities affected by the 2011 disaster

Japan: Children planting trees in areas working to rebuild local communities affected by the 2011 disaster

image:U.S.:Office equipment collected in Concord and San Francisco

U.S.:Office equipment collected in Concord and San Francisco

image:Chile:The employees carried the Peumo plants home to plant them in their garden.

Chile:The employees carried the Peumo plants home to plant them in their garden.


2012

image:U.K.: Collecting unwanted clothes from employees to sell to recycling companies, and donating the proceeds of the sales to charity

U.K.: Collecting unwanted clothes from employees to sell to recycling companies, and donating the proceeds of the sales to charity

image:Spain: Employees participating in conservation initiatives for the protected area in the natural park

Spain: Employees participating in conservation initiatives for the protected area in the natural park

image:Japan: Maintenance activities, including clearing undergrowth and removing fallen trees, were organized aimed at natural forest conservation

Japan: Maintenance activities, including clearing undergrowth and removing fallen trees, were organized aimed at natural forest conservation


2011

Around three months after the occurrence of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the 2011 Action was conducted on a reduced scale, focusing on energy-saving activities through encouraging leaving the office on time


2010

image:U.K.: Weeding non-indigenous plants around the Thames

U.K.: Weeding non-indigenous plants around the Thames

China: Holding a joint event for the promotion of the World Environment Day with the government

China: Holding a joint event for the promotion of the World Environment Day with the government

image:Australia: Creating a “power cycle” with a local football team

Australia: Creating a “power cycle” with a local football team

image:El Salvador: Inviting employees’ children to the office to raise their environmental awareness

El Salvador: Inviting employees’ children to the office to raise their environmental awareness


2009

image:Germany: Employees participating in the “Cycle to Work” campaign

Germany: Employees participating in the “Cycle to Work” campaign

image:Hungary: Working with members of the local conservation society and university students to improve wooden paths in the bird sanctuary within the national park

Hungary: Working with members of the local conservation society and university students to improve wooden paths in the bird sanctuary within the national park

image:China: Participants writing their environmental messages on a board

China: Participants writing their environmental messages on a board

image:Japan: Menu items displayed on electronic screens, rather than using sample dishes, at the office cafeteria. This change aims to reduce the consumption of food resources and costs.

Japan: Menu items displayed on electronic screens, rather than using sample dishes, at the office cafeteria. This change aims to reduce the consumption of food resources and costs.


2008

image:Panama: Teaching the importance of environmental conservation to children at a local elementary school

Panama: Teaching the importance of environmental conservation to children at a local elementary school


2007

image:Japan: Handing out pocket tissues with a message to encourage leaving the office on time

Japan: Handing out pocket tissues with a message to encourage leaving the office on time

image:Australia: Planting trees with customers

Australia: Planting trees with customers

image:Japan: Rooftop billboard lights turned off

Japan: Rooftop billboard lights turned off

image:U.S.: Bringing own lunch to work to avoid using a car during the lunch break

U.S.: Bringing own lunch to work to avoid using a car during the lunch break

image:India: Street campaign promoting the event

India: Street campaign promoting the event


2006

Ricoh Global Eco Action was launched, encouraging each office to plan and carry out environmental actions that meet local characteristics.

image:Netherlands: Car sharing used to commute to work

Netherlands: Car sharing used to commute to work

image:China: Folding fans provided to participants in the event by lottery

China: Folding fans provided to participants in the event by lottery

image:U.K.: Sections commended for carrying out superior environmental activities

U.K.: Sections commended for carrying out superior environmental activities

image:India: Lights turned off during the lunch break in the office

India: Lights turned off during the lunch break in the office