The Ricoh Group has won the Sustainability Reporting Award (‘Minister of the Environment Award’) for its Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2009, consisting of the Sustainability Report (Environment), Sustainability Report (Corporate Social Responsibility), and Annual Report. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum (GEF) in Japan announced the results of the 13th Environmental Communication Awards on February 19.
The Sustainability Reporting Award was previously given primarily to recognize excellence in environmental reporting. However, the selection criteria and scope has been expanded to include social perspectives such as labor safety and sanitation, human rights, employment conditions, regional communities, social contribution, and product safety. The award is now presented to companies that have made commendable efforts to address both sustainability and social responsibility.
The Ricoh Group received Japan’s highest honor, the Sustainability Reporting Award (‘Minister of the Environment Award’), out of a total of 287 candidates.
Ricoh Group was given the award for the following reasons:
The list of winners is as follows.
|•||The Sustainability Reporting Award|
|Ricoh Group(Grand Prix, ‘Minister of the Environment Award’)|
|•||The Environmental Reporting Award|
|Toshiba(Grand Prix, ‘Minister of the Environment Award’)|
SOMPO JAPAN INSURANCE
Nankai Electric Railway
|•||The Prevention of Global Warming Reporting Award|
|INAX(Grand Prix, ‘Minister of the Environment Award’)|