History

1976-1999 (April 1976 - March 2000)

Jan. 2000
Obtained Eco Mark with Ricoh copiers for the first time (industry first)
Oct. 1999
Disclosed environmental impact information for products through Type III Environmental Labels (imagioMF6550)
Oct. 1999
Introduced Strategic Management by Objectives (SMO) which incorporates evaluation standards for environmental perspectives in divisional performance evaluations
Sep. 1999
Ricoh announces results of its first environmental accounting.
Jun. 1999
Commenced a forest ecosystem conservation project in order to preserve biodiversity (in Bangladesh)
Jun. 1999
Ricoh introduces its environmental volunteer leader training program.
Jan. 1999
Issued the 1998 version of the Ricoh Group Environmental Report
Oct. 1998
Ricoh Fukui Plant achieved a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill)
May. 1998
Issued the Ricoh Group Green Procurement Guidelines
Apr. 1998
Ricoh establishes the Recycling Division.
Apr. 1998
Integrated the functions of the Environmental Promotion Section and the Environmental Measures Section to establish the Social Environment Division (currently the Corporate Environment Division)
Mar. 1998
Draws Ricoh Environmental Action Plan
Oct. 1997
Released the Spirio 5000RM, the industry’s first copier designed to be made exclusively from recycled parts
Mar. 1997
Designated 79 types of chemical substances subject to control
Jul. 1996
Ricoh UK Products acquires BS 7750/ISO 14001 certification.
Mar. 1996
Chemical substances management system RECSIS starts operations.
Dec. 1995
Ricoh Gotemba Plant acquires ISO 14001 certification (the first certification given by a Japanese certification organization).
Oct. 1995
Announces International Energy Star certified products
Feb. 1995
Publishes first edition of Ricoh Environmental Management System Guidelines
Nov. 1994
Implements labeling of materials and grade on plastic parts
Aug. 1994
Completes the Comet Circle concept
Dec. 1993
The Ricoh Group achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).
May. 1993
Announces the recycled product design basic policy and implements recyclable design level 1
Launches materials labeling on plastic parts
Mar. 1993
Ricoh achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).
Mar. 1992
FT5570 copier awarded the BAM (initial version)
Feb. 1992
Establishes Ricoh General Principles on the Environment
Dec. 1990
Sets up Environmental Administration Office
1976
Establishes Environmental Promotion Section

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