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History

1976-1999 (April 1976 - March 2000)

2000-01

Obtained Eco Mark with Ricoh copiers for the first time (industry first)

1999-10

Disclosed environmental impact information for products through Type III Environmental Labels (imagioMF6550)

1999-10

Introduced Strategic Management by Objectives (SMO) which incorporates evaluation standards for environmental perspectives in divisional performance evaluations

1999-09

Ricoh announces results of its first environmental accounting.

1999-06

Commenced a forest ecosystem conservation project in order to preserve biodiversity (in Bangladesh)

1999-06

Ricoh introduces its environmental volunteer leader training program.

1999-01

Issued the 1998 version of the Ricoh Group Environmental Report

1998-10

Ricoh Fukui Plant achieved a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill)

1998-05

Issued the Ricoh Group Green Procurement Guidelines

1998-04

Ricoh establishes the Recycling Division.

1998-04

Integrated the functions of the Environmental Promotion Section and the Environmental Measures Section to establish the Social Environment Division (currently the Corporate Environment Division)

1998-03

Draws Ricoh Environmental Action Plan

1997-10

Released the Spirio 5000RM, the industry's first copier designed to be made exclusively from recycled parts

1997-03

Designated 79 types of chemical substances subject to control

1996-07

Ricoh UK Products acquires BS 7750/ISO 14001 certification.

1996-03

Chemical substances management system RECSIS starts operations.

1995-12

Ricoh Gotemba Plant acquires ISO 14001 certification (the first certification given by a Japanese certification organization).

1995-10

Announces International Energy Star certified products

1995-02

Publishes first edition of Ricoh Environmental Management System Guidelines

1994-11

Implements labeling of materials and grade on plastic parts

1994-08

Completes the Comet Circle concept

1993-12

The Ricoh Group achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).

1993-05

Announces the recycled product design basic policy and implements recyclable design level 1
Launches materials labeling on plastic parts

1993-03

Ricoh achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).

1992-03

FT5570 copier awarded the BAM (initial version)

1992-02

Establishes Ricoh General Principles on the Environment

1990-12

Sets up Environmental Administration Office

1976

Establishes Environmental Promotion Section