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Environmental data:Performance data -Pollution Prevention-

Note

The fiscal 2012 data for VOC emissions has been verified (100% coverage) by Bureau Veritas Japan CO., Ltd., an independent certification body. Results for other air pollutants reported for the same year are not applicable to third-party verification.

Environmentally sensitive substances

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged
image:Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged

PRTR-target substances

Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company, Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries in Japan

  Unit Results
FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Handled amount ton 1573.7 1435.0 1,514.8 1,374.2 1,310.6
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
167.7 163.7 172.9 155.0 150.6
Discharged amount per sales unit ton 133.0 116.0 122.2 99.6 100.0
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
14.2 13.2 14.0 11.2 11.5
Discharged amount ton 14.0 14.2 28.6 23.0 7.6
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
1.5 1.6 3.3 2.6 0.9
  • *Inaccuracies have been identified in the fiscal 2010 and 2011 data reported in the past, and corrections have been made with the reporting of fiscal 2012 data.
Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Production subsidiaries outside Japan

  Unit Results
FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Handled amount ton 65.4 55.5 63.9 39.2 37.3
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
5.7 4.9 6.0 3.9 3.5
Discharged amount per sales unit ton 19.9 14.5 14.5 1.7 0.7
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
1.73 1.27 1.36 0.17 0.07
Discharged amount ton 14.2 7.7 10.3 0.4 0.0
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
1.23 0.68 0.97 0.04 0.00
  • *Inaccuracies have been identified in the fiscal 2010 and 2011 data reported in the past, and corrections have been made with the reporting of fiscal 2012 data.
Japan / Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries inside and outside Japan

  Unit Results
FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Handled amount ton 1639.1 1490.5 1,578.7 1,413.4 1,347.9
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
78.4 73.9 81.3 74.3 70.0
Discharged amount per sales unit ton 153.0 130.5 136.7 101.2 100.7
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
7.3 6.5 7.0 5.3 5.2
Discharged amount ton 28.2 22.0 38.9 23.5 7.6
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
1.3 1.1 2.0 1.2 0.4
  • *Data regarding Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances and Class 1 Specific Designated Chemical Substances subject to the PRTR Law in Japan are totals.
  • *Numerical values for FY 2010 increased, from 354 to 462, due to the increase in the number of the chemical substances subject to the PRTR Law.
  • *Inaccuracies have been identified in the fiscal 2010 and 2011 data reported in the past, and corrections have been made with the reporting of fiscal 2012 data.

PCBs

Scope of data collection: Ricoh group companies in Japan (as of March 31, 2012)

Chemical substances that are subject to strict storage regulations Unit Stored
Capacitors (including 10 kg or less) No. of unit 73
Fluorescent ballast No. of unit 3,664
Pressure-sensitive copying paper kg 138
Other equipment No. of unit 6
PCB oil kg 0.21
PCB-contaminated object kg 1

Air pollutants

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

  Unit Results
FY2008 FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
SOx ton 5.1 3.6 3.2 3.7 3.2
NOx ton 66.5 69.5 63.5 70.8 65.7
VOC*1 ton 527 489 446 392 388
  • *1Four electrical and electronics associations formulated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduction initiatives that subject to 20 chemical substances to tighter regulation. The Ricoh Group joined their endeavor and is promoting VOC emissions reduction.
  • * Past data were modified due to the change made to the emission factor upon the update for fiscal 2012.

Survey Results of Underground Water Pollution

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Group (FY 2011 average)

Business site Survey
(voluntary/
mandatory)
Target substance Highest yearly
averaged density
recorded at monitored
spots (mg/L)*1
Reference standard & value
Reference standard Reference value
(mg/L)
Japan Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Okazaki Plant
Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 078 Environmental quality standards for groundwater (Specified based on Basic Environment Act) 0.03
Cadmium 0.08 0.01
Hexavalent chromium 3.13 0.05
Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Ena Plant
Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.09 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.50 0.03
Carbon tetrachloride 0.006 0.002
Hexavalent chromium 0.93 0.05
Fluorine 3.05 0.8
Ohmori Office Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.05 0.03
Ricoh Optical Industries Co., Ltd. Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.06 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.22 0.03
Tetrachloroethylene 0.52 0.01
Lead 0.005 0.01
Arsenic 0.012 0.01
Ricoh Keiki Co., Ltd. Voluntary*2 Vinyl chloride monomer 0.028 0.002
Outside of Japan Ricoh UK Products Ltd. (U.K.) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 31.5 Environment protection Act(Target based on Environment Agency process) 5.69
Trichloroethylene 7.3 3.55
Ricoh Industrie France S.A.S. (France) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 0.27 Each master plan for improvement and water manegementt/ Prefectural Authorization to operate Order 0.01
Ricoh Electronics Inc., Irvine Plant (U.S.A.) For Regulation Tetrachloroethylene 0.6 EPA Regulation 0.1
  • *1The fiscal average data above are the highest densities in the survey results.
  • *2Investigation Provided in Ricoh group standard

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