Ricoh was recently included among “Bronze” class companies based on a sustainability evaluation by RobecoSAM, a well known SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) research company. On June 24th, Mr. Daniel Wild, member of the Executive Committee at RobecoSAM, visited Ricoh headquarters and presented a Bronze trophy to Simon Sasaki, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager of Environmental Sustainability Management responsible for both CSR and environment.
RobecoSAM conducts corporate sustainability assessments on approximately 3,000 companies worldwide every year according to “Economic”, “Environmental” and “Social” criteria, announcing listed companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. From those listed companies, RobecoSAM selects only a few companies with a distinguished record in sustainability for the awards of “Gold”, “Silver” and “Bronze” by industry.
In the Sustainability Yearbook 2014, announced in 2014, 333 companies are included in the world-class indices and 70 companies including 4 Japanese companies are ranked as "Gold" class, 65 companies including 4 Japanese companies are ranked as "Silver" class, and 87 companies including Ricoh and the other 9 Japanese companies are ranked as "Bronze" class.
Ricoh is classified under the “Computer & its Peripherals and Office Electronics” industry which includes a total of 35 global companies with only one “Gold” class company in the group. One “Silver” class company and three “Bronze” class companies were also selected by RobecoSAM this year. Ricoh was highly recognized in the following categories; Innovation Management in “Economic” , Product Stewardship in “Environmental” and Digital Inclusion in the “Social” dimension.