History

2011 (April 2011 - March 2012)

Apr. 2011
Ricoh Omori Office started to manage the green space in the office using the IPM method

2010 (April 2010 - March 2011)

Dec. 2010
Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change.
Dec. 2010
Ricoh developed next generation wastewater treatment technology by using its ozone micro/nano-buble technology for its polymeri zed toner production process.
Dec. 2010
Ricoh released the IPSiO SP C320, a color laser printer featuring "Eco Night Sensor."
Dec. 2010
Ricoh released the imagio MP C2801/3301, its first digital color MFP with a recovery time from energy-saving mode of less than 10 seconds.
Nov. 2010
Ricoh released its first recycled digital full-color copier, the imagio MP C3500RC/2500RC series.
Nov. 2010
Ricoh Electronics, Inc. (our manufacturing subsidiary in the U.S.) installed a photovoltaic power generation system.
Oct. 2010
Ricoh provided the document output operation and management service at COP 10.

2009 (April 2009 - March 2010)

Feb. 2010
The Ricoh Group Standards on Wood-based Raw Materials formulated
Nov. 2009
Ricoh released the imagio MP 6001GP, the world's first multifunctional digital copier using biomass toner.
Oct. 2009
Ricoh released imagio Easy PO Box Printing Type A, a software application for multifunctional digital copiers, that helps reduce misprints.
Sep. 2009
Ricoh signed the Copenhagen Communique on Climate Change, which is an initiative led by the Corporate Leaders' Group on Climate Change (CLG) and announced at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 15) for the early establishment of an anti-climate change framework.
Jul. 2009
Ricoh participated in the Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (Japan-CLP).
Apr. 2009
Ricoh Americas Corporation sets up a billboard that is 100% powered by natural energy in New York's Times Square, and begins operating it using solar power generation.

2008 (April 2008 - March 2009)

Mar. 2009
Ricoh Software Research Center Beijing and Ricoh China Co., Ltd. cooperate in hosting an environmental forum hosted by e-GAT (Japan-China e-Government Applied Technology Consortium).
Mar. 2009
Ricoh's Biodiversity Conservation Policy is formulated.
Jan. 2009
The 15th Ricoh Group's Sustainable Environmental Management Conference is held at Ricoh Ohmori Plant in Tokyo.
Jan. 2009
Environmentally-friendly multifunctional digital copier imagio Neo 300RC/250RC series is launched.
Jan. 2009
Ricoh Group's 2008 sustainability reports (Environmental Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and Annual Report) are given the Grand Prize for Environmental Reporting in the 12th Environmental Communication Awards (organized by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.)
Dec. 2008
Ricoh's display technology receives the Best Paper Award at the International Display Workshop (IDW '08.)
Dec. 2008
Ricoh endorses the Poznań Declaration issued at Fourteenth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP14).
Dec. 2008
Ricoh Europe PLC receives the Ruban d'Honneur Award, having been selected as one of the top ten in the Environmental Awareness division and Corporate Sustainability division of the European Business Award.
Dec. 2008
Ricoh organizes the winter Eco Action, in which the Ricoh Group's domestic firms think about global environmental issues and take action.
Dec. 2008
Ricoh Chairman Masamitsu Sakurai is selected as "Ethisphere's 2008 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics" by US magazine Ethisphere.
Nov. 2008
Ricoh Numazu Plant completes construction of its new factory for PxP toners (polymerized toners.)
Nov. 2008
Tohoku Ricoh Co., Ltd. holds a commencement ceremony at its new factory for PxP toners (polymerized toners.)
Nov. 2008
The Ricoh Group receives the highest AAA environmental rating by the Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization, Japan, for the fourth consecutive year.
Nov. 2008
Ricoh UK Products Ltd. receives the Environmental Award at the Annual Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards 2008.
Nov. 2008
Ricoh calls on Eco Action at the LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup held in Japan.
Oct. 2008
Ricoh hosts a CO2 reduction training for suppliers, attended by 45 suppliers in Japan.
Oct. 2008
The 27th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Courses open in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, Japan.
Oct. 2008
Ricoh China Co., Ltd. hosts the 2nd Green Communication Strategy Meeting.
Sep. 2008
The 6th Ricoh Forest Seminar is held at Afan Woodland in Kurohime, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Aug. 2008
Ricoh hosts an environmental charity at Ricoh Women's British Open golf tournament.
Aug. 2008
Ricoh hosts "World Exhibition of Copying Machines: Sending Information on Paper" at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Japan.
Jul. 2008
Ricoh receives the "2008 Best Company, JWC Friend of Wildlife Japan" from the Japan Wildlife Center (JWC.)
Jul. 2008
Ricoh's multifunctional copiers and printers such as recycled copiers are adopted at the international media center during the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit.
Jul. 2008
The 26th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Courses open in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Jul. 2008
The 7th Ricoh parent-child nature school opens at Afan Woodland in Kurohime, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
Jun. 2008
Ricoh Global Eco Action is held at all Group companies around the world to think about the global environment and take action.
Jun. 2008
The 3rd Ricoh Global Environment Month Symposium, "For Joint Creation of Sustainable Society," is held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) in Tokyo.
May. 2008
Ricoh Americas Corporation (RAC) presents the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award in the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), one of the largest science contests for high school students.
May. 2008
Ricoh participates in the Japan Business Initiative for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity.
May. 2008
Ricoh signs the Business and Biodiversity Initiative Leadership Declaration at the UN Convention on Biodiversity's (CBD) nineth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Germany.
May. 2008
Signed the Leadership Declaration on the “Business and Biodiversity Initiative”
Apr. 2008
Became a member of Japan Business Initiative for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (JBIB)
Apr. 2008
Ricoh China Co., Ltd. hosts the first Green Communication Strategy Meeting in Shanghai, China.
Apr. 2008
Ricoh Imaging Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. receives ISO9001 certification.
Apr. 2008
The Ricoh Group Sustainability Report (Environment) 2007 receives the Excellence Award at the 11th Environmental and Sustainability Report Awards.
Ricoh Fukui Plant's Fiscal 2007 Environmental Report receives the Special Prize for Site Reports at the 11th Environmental and Sustainability Report Awards.
Apr. 2008
Ricoh China Co., Ltd. receives the Best Management System Award from BVQI.
Apr. 2008
Ricoh receives the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 17th Global Environment Awards.

2007 (April 2007 - March 2008)

Feb. 2008
Environmentally-friendly multifunctional digital copier, imagio Neo 753RC/603RC series, is launched.
Feb. 2008
The 14th Ricoh Group's Sustainable Environmental Management Conference is held at Ricoh Ohmori Office.
Feb. 2008
The 7th Ricoh Green Procurement Meeting is held, with 274 suppliers attending.
Dec. 2007
GREEN ADVANTAGE, an environment conference in the Americas, is held in RAC's Head Office.
Dec. 2007
Ricoh holds a briefing session on RICO2RET (Ricoh CO2 Reduction & Evaluation Tool), with 64 suppliers attending.
Dec. 2007
Ricoh's imagio MP C7500/6000 is launched, featuring a new low-temperature fixing PxP toner (polymerized toner) with greater energy-saving capability.
Nov. 2007
The 1st Chinese Environment Conference is held at Ricoh China in Shanghai.
Nov. 2007
The 25th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held in Shibata-machi, Miyagi Prefecture. The total number of environmental volunteer leaders reaches 411.
Nov. 2007
Ricoh Asia Pacific holds the 5th Asia Pacific AP Environment Meeting in Hong Kong.
Nov. 2007
Ricoh acquires CO2 emission credits of 30,632 tons for its CDM projects (wind power generation in India).
Oct. 2007
The 24th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held at Higashimatsuyama Training Center. The total number of environmental volunteer leaders reaches 395.
Jul. 2007
Construction of Ricoh's new manufacturing plant for PxP toner (polymerized toner) starts on the premises of Ricoh Numazu Plant. The new plant is scheduled to begin operation in August 2008.
Jun. 2007
Ricoh Global Eco Action is held at all Group companies around the world to think about the global environment and take action.
Jun. 2007
Ricoh signs Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform of the United Nations Global Compact.
Jun. 2007
Ricoh organizes the Wonders of a Photocopier Exhibition held at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (the exhibition lasts until August).
May. 2007
Ricoh Americas Corporation (RAC) presents the Ricoh Sustainable Environment Award in the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), one of the largest science contests for high school students.
May. 2007
The European Environment Conference is held in Halderen, the Netherlands.

2006 (April 2006 - March 2007)

Mar. 2007
Ricoh's Sustainable Environmental Management website is given an Award of Excellence in the 2006 Environment Goo Awards.
Mar. 2007
Ricoh Group's 2006 sustainability reports (Environmental Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and Annual Report) are given the Environmental Reporting Grand Prize (Minister of the Environment Award) in the 10th Environmental Communication Awards.
Feb. 2007
The reforestation methodology promoted by Ricoh is approved at the United Nations CDM Executive Board.
Feb. 2007
The 13th Ricoh Group's Sustainable Environmental Management Conference is held under the theme, " Enhancement of sustainable environment management".
Feb. 2007
Environmentally-friendly digital multifunctional copier, imagio Neo 452RC/352RC series, is launched.
Feb. 2007
North Plant of Ricoh Numazu Plant and Ricoh Atsugi Plant together receive the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General's Award as excellent energy management plants.
Feb. 2007
Ricoh Microelectronics receives the Chugoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director-General's Award as an excellent energy management plant.
Jan. 2007
Ricoh is chosen as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) by Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada for three consecutive years.
Jan. 2007
Ricoh Asia Industry is given an award as the Excellent Company in Environmental Conservation by Shenzhen City.
Jan. 2007
Digital multifunctional full-color copier, imagio MP C1500 series, receives the Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award in the 17th Energy-Saving Awards.
Dec. 2006
Environmentally-friendly high-speed digital multifunctional copier, imagio Neo 751RC/601RC series, is launched.
Nov. 2006
Ricoh signs an official partnership contract with the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Nov. 2006
Ricoh is ranked the No. 1 company in Forest Conservation Level Ranking by S.P. farm corporation.
Oct. 2006
Completion ceremony for a factory to mass produce polymerized toner, "PxP toner," is held at Ricoh Numazu Plant.
Oct. 2006
The 23rd Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held. The number of environmental volunteer leaders totals 379.
Oct. 2006
Ricoh Asia Pacific and Ricoh Singapore participate in Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2006.
Oct. 2006
Ricoh's resource-recirculating PET bottle rack wins the Large-sized Equipment Packaging Category Award at the 2006 Japan Packaging Contest held by the Japan Packaging Institute.
Oct. 2006
Toner type C2 for the imagio is given the Ecology Design Award (Minister of Economic, Trade and Industry Award) at the 2006 Good Design (G Mark) Award.
Oct. 2006
Ricoh Microelectronics is awarded the Incentive Award for Resource-Recirculating Technology & Systems by the Clean Japan Center.
Oct. 2006
Digital multifunctional full-color copier, Aficio (imagio) MP C1500 series, receives the Silver Eco-Award at Eco-Products International Fair (EPIF) 2006.
Sep. 2006
The Ricoh Group companies in Europe participate in the European Mobility Week.
Sep. 2006
The fifth Ricoh Forest Seminar is held in the Afan Forest in Kurohime, Nagao Prefecture. The number of Ricoh forest conservation leaders totals 56.
Sep. 2006
The 19th Ricoh Company Meeting for Environmental Leaders is held.
Sep. 2006
Kagawa Branch of Shikoku Ricoh is accredited as a Kagawa Prefecture Environment-Conscious Model Office.
Jul. 2006
The Management System for Chemical Substances Contained in Products is established in all Group companies around the world.
Jul. 2006
Ricoh has been collecting used cartridges from GELJET printers by mail, and based on this result, gives a donation for the fourth time to the Woods of Magpies Project of the Green Earth Network.
Jul. 2006
Ricoh's purchasing policy is explained at Shanghai Ricoh.
Jul. 2006
The fifth Ricoh parent-child nature school is held.
Jun. 2006
Ricoh Global Eco Action is held at all Group companies around the world.
Jun. 2006
The first Ricoh Global Environment Month Symposium is held and is attended by companies and NPO personnel.
Jun. 2006
Ricoh is given an award as a Distinguished Contributor in Recycling by the Ecological Life and Culture Organization.
Jun. 2006
Environmental volunteer group from Tohoku Ricoh is given an award as a Distinguished Contributor in Environmental Clean-Up from Shibata-machi in Miyagi Prefecture.
Jun. 2006
Okazaki Plant of Ricoh Elemex is given the Environmental Activity Award from Okazaki City in Aichi Prefecture.
May. 2006
Digital multifunctional color copier, imagio MP C4500/C3500, with Color QSU energy-saving technology is launched.
May. 2006
Mr. Sakurai, president of Ricoh, gives a speech at a meeting between U.N. Secretary, Mr. Kofi Annan, and CEOs of Japanese companies participating in the United Nations Global Compact.
May. 2006
Ricoh presents the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at a science contest, the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is held for high school students all over the world.
May. 2006
The 21st Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held in Kyushu.
May. 2006
The Ricoh Group's 2005 sustainability reports (Environmental Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and Annual Report) are given the Sustainability Report Excellence Award for CSR Report and Sustainability Report Excellence Award at the 9th Environmental Report Award.
May. 2006
Ricoh Fukui Plant's 2005 Environmental Report is given a Continued Excellence Award for the Site Report at the 9th Environmental Report Award.
Apr. 2006
The Ricoh Group receives the highest "AAA" environmental rating by the Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization Co., Ltd., for two consecutive years.

2005 (April 2005 - March 2006)

Mar. 2006
The Ricoh Group in Japan establishes the Management System for Chemical Substances Contained in Products.
Feb. 2006
Tohoku Ricoh starts resource-recirculating eco-packing, using used PET bottles as cushioning material.
Feb. 2006
The 5th Ricoh Group Green Procurement Meeting is held.
Feb. 2006
The imagio MP C1500 series, which realizes a significant reduction in electricity consumption using GELJET technology, is introduced.
Feb. 2006
The Kyushu Branch of Ricoh Technosystems is presented with the Excellent Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Company Award 2005.
Feb. 2006
Tohoku Ricoh is awarded the Tohoku Economy and Industry Bureau Director-General Prize 2005 as part of Energy-Conservation Month in the Tohoku area.
Jan. 2006
The Tokushima Branch of Shikoku Ricoh is certified as a Tokushima 3R Business Site.
Jan. 2006
The 12th Ricoh Group's Sustainability Environmental Conference is held.
Jan. 2006
The Tokyo Office of Ricoh Elemex is certified as an Eco Clean Business Site by Shinagawa Ward.
Jan. 2006
Ricoh's Numazu Plant receives the PRTR Excellence Award at the PRTR Awards 2005.
Jan. 2006
Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2005 receives the Environmental Report Excellent Award in the Environmental Report Category and the Environmental Reporting Meister Award at the 9th Environmental Communication Awards.
Jan. 2006
Ricoh Fukui Plant's 2005 Environmental Report is awarded the Environmental Report Excellence Award at the 9th Environmental Communication Awards.
Dec. 2005
Plant-based plastic is used in part of the housing for the imagio Neo 602ec/752ec, a high-speed multifunctional digital copier, which is the first time a plant-based plastic is used in the copier and printer industries.
Dec. 2005
The Ricoh Group participates in Eco Products 2005.
Dec. 2005
The 18th Ricoh Company Meeting for Environmental Volunteer Leaders is held.
Dec. 2005
A high-speed multifunctional copier equipped with HYBRID QSU energy-saving fixation technology wins fourth prize in the Innovators Category of the Low Carbon Leaders Awards.
Dec. 2005
Ricoh receives the Excellence Award in the Corporate Performance Category at the 1st Environmental Efficiency Award 2005.
Dec. 2005
Ricoh receives the Best E-com Award from students of Kobe University as the most excellent company in environmental communication.
Nov. 2005
The 20th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held. The number of Ricoh environmental volunteer leaders totals 334.
Nov. 2005
Ricoh's environmental advertisements are given the gold prize in the magazine category of the 45th Advertisement Beneficial to Consumers Contest.
Oct. 2005
The 19th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held. The number of Ricoh environmental volunteer leaders totals 316.
Oct. 2005
Ricoh receives the 2005 Director-General Prize for resource-recirculating technologies and systems form the Industrial Science and Technology and the Environment Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for its used toner container recovery project.
Oct. 2005
Sanai Logistics Co., Ltd. (Kansai) is awarded as an 2005 Excellent Automobile Transportation Company.
Sep. 2005
The fourth Ricoh Forest Seminar is held. The number of Ricoh forest conservation leaders totals 46.
Sep. 2005
Ricoh Printing Technologies' Yamagata Plant is presented with the Chairman's Award of Japan Greenery Research and Development Center at the 2005 Commendation for Excellent Factories in Greenery Development.
Aug. 2005
Ricoh acquires China's Type I Environmental Label for the first time.
Aug. 2005
The 17th Ricoh Company Meeting for Environmental Volunteer Leaders is held.
Aug. 2005
Tochigi Ricoh is commended as a 2005 Road Conservation Group by the Kanto Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
Jul. 2005
The cogeneration system at Ricoh Fukui Plant is completed.
Jul. 2005
Ricoh RS Products Division is given the Eco Rail Mark.
Jul. 2005
The fourth Ricoh parent-child nature school is held.
Jul. 2005
Ricoh is given the world's highest rating for corporate social responsibility in oekom research AG of Germany Environmental Ranking in the category of IT industry.
Jun. 2005
Ricoh Fukui Plant's 2004 Environmental Report is given a Continued Excellence Award for the Site Report at the 8th Environmental Report Award.
Jun. 2005
Ecoleaf labeling for the imagio Neo 350RC/450RC recycled copier is made public. It is the first time in the copier and printer industries that Ecoleaf labeling for reconditioned copiers is made public.
Jun. 2005
An exhibition at Ecolife Fair 2005 is set up.
Jun. 2005
Ricoh's energy-saving fixation technology by capacitor is given the Technology Award at the 2004 Commendation by the Nihon Gazo Gakkai.
Jun. 2005
Ricoh's Fukui Plant receives the Excellent Sustainable Management Award of the Third Japan Sustainable Management Award.
May. 2005
Ricoh presents the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award at a science contest at the International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is held for high school students all over the world.
May. 2005
The 18th Ricoh Nature Seminar Elementary Course is held.
The number of environmental volunteer leaders totals 296.
May. 2005
The Environmental Conference in Europe is held with no CO2 emissions (carbon neutral).
May. 2005
The Ricoh Group's 2004 sustainability reports (Environmental Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, and Annual Report) are given Continued Excellence Award for CSR Report and Sustainability Report Excellence Award at the 8th Environmental Report Award.

2004 (April 2004 - March 2005)

Mar. 2005
Ricoh Fukui Plant receives the Excellent Sustainable Management Award of the Third Japan Sustainable Management Award sponsored by Mie Prefecture.
Mar. 2005
Ricoh given AAA, the highest environmental rating, from the Tohmatsu Evaluation and Certification Organization.
Feb. 2005
The 11th Ricoh Group's Sustainability Environmental Conference is held.
Feb. 2005
The 4th Ricoh Nature Seminar Intermediate Course is held.
Feb. 2005
The imagio Neo C355/285 series of digital color multifunctional copiers, which significantly reduce environmental impact based on the EU's RoHS directive, is introduced.
Feb. 2005
Ricoh given world's highest rating for corporate social responsibility in Germany's oekom research's Environmental Ranking in the category of IT/computers, peripherals, and other electronics.
Feb. 2005
Ricoh Gotemba Plant receives the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry's Award (grand prize) in the electricity division for its outstanding energy conservation performance.
Jan. 2005
The 16th Ricoh Company Meeting for Environmental Volunteer Leaders is held.
Jan. 2005
Ricoh selected as one of the World's Top 100 Sustainable Companies by the World Economic Forum (Davos Forum).
Dec. 2004
Display of ecosystem conservation activities started at the exhibition on Eco-Products
Dec. 2004
The Ricoh Group Participates in Eco Products 2004.
Dec. 2004
The imagio Neo 350RC/450RC series of environmentally conscious digital copiers is introduced.
Dec. 2004
Ricoh ranks first in the manufacturing division in Nihon Keizai Shimbun'S 8th Corporate Environmental Management Level Survey for the fourth time.
Dec. 2004
The Ricoh Group's 2004 sustainability report (Environmental Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Annual Report) given the Sustainability Report Excellence Award, Environmental Report Excellent Award, and Environmental Reporting Meister Award at the 8th Environmental Communication Awards.
Dec. 2004
Ricoh Fukui Plant's fiscal 2004 environmental report awarded the Environmental Report Excellence Award at the 8th Environmental Communication Awards.
Nov. 2004
The Ricoh Group holds the 17th Nature Seminar. The number of Ricoh environmental volunteers totals 277.
Nov. 2004
Ricoh Asia Pacific reports on the Ricoh Group's social contribution of environmental conservation at the General Meeting of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nov. 2004
Ricoh Corporation (U.S.A.) receives the 2004 Green Contractor Award.
Oct. 2004
Ricoh acquires System Certification of the Eco Leaf environmental label in the digital camera business.
Oct. 2004
The Aficio2060 ec/2075 ec, a high-speed multifunctional digital copier equipped with the HYBRID QSU energy conservation technology, is introduced. The copier achieves the world's first 10-second recovery time from energy-saving mode.
Oct. 2004
The Ricoh Group Environmental Principle is revised.
Oct. 2004
Ricoh Ohmori Plant receives accreditation for its VOC testing laboratory for the first time as a manufacturer by the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Germany.
Oct. 2004
Tohoku Ricoh receives the 2004 Director's Prize for the plant with outstanding greening activities from the Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Oct. 2004
Ricoh receives the 2004 Director-General Prize for resource-recirculating technologies and systems from the Industrial Science and Technology and the Environment Bureau of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for its recycling business involving used copiers.
Oct. 2004
Iwate Ricoh wins the Chairman's Prize of the Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Promotion Council.
Oct. 2004
Ricoh Electronics (U.S.A.) receives the Year of the Award of the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) from the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
Sep. 2004
The Technology Center (Aichi Prefecture) of Ricoh Elemex Corporation achieves Zero-Waste-to-Landfill.
Sep. 2004
The third Ricoh Forest Seminar is held. The number of Ricoh forest conservation leaders totals 38.
Aug. 2004
The 15th Ricoh Company Meetings for Environmental Volunteer Leaders is held.
Aug. 2004
The Tokyo office of Ricoh Elemex Corporation achieves Zero-Waste-to-Landfill.
Jul. 2004
Ricoh Group holds the third parent-child nature school.
Jul. 2004
Ricoh placed 11th in the Nikkei Business CSR Best 100 Company Ranking in total assessment.
Jun. 2004
Ricoh and JQA jointly implement a pilot program for the certification system for the information management of chemical substances contained in products.
Jun. 2004
Ricoh Group issues three interconnecting sustainability reports (Environment Report, Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Annual Report) for fiscal 2004 for the first time.
Jun. 2004
Ricoh ranks 19th in Businessweek's Global 500 list of the world's top companies (ranks second among Japanese companies).
May. 2004
Ricoh and FoE Japan sign an agreement on the Ricoh-FoE Japan Project to Conserve Taiga, the Northern Limit Habitat of Tigers, which is being carried out in the Russian Far East.
Apr. 2004
A briefing on the revision to Ricoh Group's green procurement policy and certification system of the chemical management system (CMS) is held.
Apr. 2004
All sales companies of the Ricoh Tohoku Group achieve Level 2 Zero-Waste-to-Landfill.
Apr. 2004
Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2003 receives the Consistent Performance Prize at the Seventh Green Reporting Awards for the third year in a row.
Apr. 2004
Ricoh Fukui Plant's fiscal 2003 environmental report wins the Prize for Site Reports at the Seventh Green Reporting Awards for the fourth year in a row.

2003 (April 2003 - March 2004)

Mar. 2004
The 9th International Procurement Conference held
Mar. 2004
The 14th Ricoh Company Meetings for Environmental Volunteer Leaders held
Mar. 2004
Ricoh Group's fourth parent-child nature school held
Feb. 2004
imagio Neo 752 equipped with energy conservation technology HYBRID QSU and imagio Neo 602 equipped with QSU energy conservation technology introduced
Feb. 2004
Toyama office of Ricoh Technosystems CO., Ltd.'s Chubu Branch is recognized as "eco establishment" by Toyama Prefecture.
Feb. 2004
The 10th Ricoh Group Environmental Conference held
Feb. 2004
Saga Ricoh is recognized as "eco shop" by Saga Prefecture.
Feb. 2004
The 3rd Ricoh Group Green Procurement Conference held
Feb. 2004
IPSiO G707/G505 GEL JET Printer equipped with high-speed duplex function introduced
Feb. 2004
imagio Neo 752/602 series receives the Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Prize in the 14th Energy-Saving Awards.
Jan. 2004
Ricoh implements Ricoh Group's Code of Conduct and Ricoh Group's CSR Charter.
Jan. 2004
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. (Singapore) acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Jan. 2004
Suzuka local office attached to Yokkaichi office of Ricoh Technosystems' Chubu Branch is recognized as "eco establishment" by Suzuka, Mie Prefecture.
Jan. 2004
The 15th Ricoh Nature Seminar held
Dec. 2003
Participates in Eco Products 2003
Dec. 2003
The 13th Ricoh Company Meetings for Environmental Volunteer Leaders held
Nov. 2003
Eco Collaboration Web Access application package introduced
Nov. 2003
Ricoh co-sponsors G-ForSE2003, jointly organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Sports Alliance (GSA).
Nov. 2003
imagio MF5570RC/MF7070RC environmentally conscious multifunctional digital copiers introduced
Nov. 2003
The 2nd Environmental Site Report Information Exchange Meeting held
Oct. 2003
The 3rd Ricoh Nature Seminar Intermediary Course held
Oct. 2003
The 14th Ricoh Nature Seminar held
Sep. 2003
The Ricoh Group issues the English version of the Sustainability Report 2003.
Sep. 2003
The second Ricoh Forest Seminar (Nature Seminar) held
Sep. 2003
Nagano Ricoh wins Nagano Eco Circle gold rating from Nagano city under their ecology certification system.
Sep. 2003
Ricoh and IBM Japan co-sponsor the Asia-Pacific round of 2003 WEC IEF, organized by the World Environmental Center (WEC).
Sep. 2003
Ricoh Engineering acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Aug. 2003
The imagio Neo 352/452/221/271 series equipped with QSU energy conservation technology introduced
Aug. 2003
The 12th Ricoh Company Meetings for Environmental Volunteer Leaders held
Aug. 2003
Ricoh Group holds the third parent-child nature school
Aug. 2003
Ricoh holds Green Procurement Fair 2003.
Aug. 2003
Aficio 2035/2045 wins Hungary's first Type I Eco-Label for office equipment.
Jul. 2003
The first Global Recycle Technical Meeting held
Jul. 2003
Reports at the 6th Green Reporting Awards 2003.
Jul. 2003
Eight Nagoya city establishments of the Chubu Branch of Ricoh Technosystems CO., Ltd. are recognized as "eco establishments" by Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture.
Jun. 2003
Environmental Standards for Paper Product Procurement laid down
Jun. 2003
Ricoh Group's second parent-child nature school held
Jun. 2003
Ricoh establishes environmental regulations for paper products.
Jun. 2003
The third environment month commemorative seminar held
Jun. 2003
The Ricoh Group issues Sustainability Report 2003.
May. 2003
Kakegawa office of Shizuoka Ricoh Co., Ltd. and Kakegawa Service Station of Ricoh Technosystems Shizuoka service station are recognized as No.1 and No.2 advanced establishments, respectively, in the field of waste reduction and recycling by Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Apr. 2003
Holds the 13th Ricoh Nature Seminar
Apr. 2003
Yokohama Training Center, Ricoh Human Creates Co., Ltd. acquires ISO14001 certification.
Apr. 2003
Lanier Espana S.A.U. acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Apr. 2003
Ricoh installs a neon sign fully powered by natural energy in Osaka.

2002 (April 2002 - March 2003)

Mar. 2003
The imagio Neo 351/451 series (seven models) is marketed.
Mar. 2003
Ricoh Logistics System achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill) at the Tohoku, Awaji, and Tosu logistics centers.
Mar. 2003
Ricoh Australia begins support for Warrimoo Public School, which provides environmental education for children.
Mar. 2003
Ricoh Europe begins support for the Woodland Trust, a U.K. NPO, for forest ecosystem conservation activities.
Mar. 2003
The Ichimura Kyushu School of Nature opens.
Feb. 2003
The imagio Neo 751/601 series of high-speed, energy-efficient multifunctional copiers is marketed.
Feb. 2003
The imagio MF3570RC, an environment-friendly digital copier, is marketed exclusively for rental use.
Feb. 2003
The European Environmental Conference is held.
Feb. 2003
The second Ricoh Group Green Procurement Meeting is held.
Jan. 2003
Ricoh establishes the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Division.
Jan. 2003
Ricoh China Co., Ltd. is established in Shanghai, China.
Jan. 2003
The IPSiO NX650S/750/850 is marketed.
Jan. 2003
The imagio Neo C380 model 75 is marketed.
Jan. 2003
The imagio MF4570RC, an environment-friendly digital copier, is marketed exclusively for rental use.
Jan. 2003
The Twelfth Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
Dec. 2002
The Ricoh Group implements the first commendation of the Ricoh Sustainable Development Award.
Dec. 2002
Ricoh makes an entry for Eco Products 2002.
Dec. 2002
The Ninth Ricoh Group Environmental Conference is held.
Nov. 2002
The Noise Testing Center of Ricoh Omori Plant acquires ISO/IEC17025 certification from the NIST (the U.S.).
Nov. 2002
Gotemba and Atsugi logistics centers of Ricoh Logistics System achieve a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Nov. 2002
Ricoh Hong Kong cares for trees planted in a national park in the suburbs of Saikung, Hong Kong.
Nov. 2002
An Intermediate course for the Ricoh Nature Seminar is held for the second time. The First Forest Seminar is held.
Nov. 2002
Ricoh Unitechno holds its third company environment conference.
Oct. 2002
Ricoh works with the C.W. Nicol Afan Forest to create a program in which children and their parents enjoy nature in the forest together.
Oct. 2002
Ricoh Ohmori Office achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Oct. 2002
The Eleventh Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
Sep. 2002
Ricoh system acquires Type III Eco-Label certification from the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry (JEMAI).
Sep. 2002
The Ricoh Group issues the English version of Sustainability Report 2002.
Aug. 2002
Use of FSC-certified paper started
Aug. 2002
Ricoh begins support to the Wild Bird Society of Japan, Yanbaru Branch (NGO) for a forest ecosystem conservation project in the Yanbaru forest, Okinawa.
Jul. 2002
The Ricoh Group announces an update to its environmental accounting.
Jul. 2002
The Ricoh Group issues the Sustainability Report 2002.
Jun. 2002
The second lecture commemorating the month-long campaign to promote employee awareness of environmental conservation is held.
Jun. 2002
The imagio Neo C240/C320 series (eight models) is marketed.
May. 2002
The Tenth Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
May. 2002
Ricoh begins support for the C.W. Nicol Afan Forest in its forest restoration project.
Apr. 2002
Ricoh announces its participation in the UN Global Compact.
Apr. 2002
Ricoh works with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an international environmental NGO, to restore the habitat of the giant panda in Shichuan Province, China.
Apr. 2002
Ricoh begins support for the Conservation Cocoa Project operated by Conservation International, an international environmental NGO, in the Kakum conservation area in Ghana, West Africa
Apr. 2002
The Ricoh Group conducts an eco study tour of Huangtu Plateau in China.

2001 (April 2001 - March 2002)

Mar. 2002
Ecosystem conservation activities incorporated into the Environmental Action Plan
Mar. 2002
The Ricoh Group's main production sites in the world achieve a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Mar. 2002
Ricoh (UK), Ricoh France, NRG Ireland, Ricoh Norge, Ricoh Espana, Ricoh Europe, Sucursal em Portugal, and Ricoh Polska acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Mar. 2002
A press release on the Ricoh Group's environmental action plan (FY2002-2004) is issued.
Mar. 2002
Ricoh Asia Industry (RAI), Taiwan Ricoh, Iwate Ricoh, Ricoh Technosystems (Tokyo Branch, Kanagawa Branch, Kyushu Branch, Chugoku Branch) achieve a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Feb. 2002
Ricoh Australia and Ricoh Canada acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Feb. 2002
European Environment Meeting is held.
Jan. 2002
The first Ricoh Green Procurement Meeting is held.
Jan. 2002
Ricoh Shin-Yokohama Office achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill)
Jan. 2002
Ricoh Technosystems, Chiba Branch achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Jan. 2002
Ricoh Italia acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Dec. 2001
imagio MF6550RC, an environmentally conscious digital copier, is marketed for rental use.
Dec. 2001
The imagio Neo 750/600 series is marketed.
Dec. 2001
Ricoh Gotemba Plant is the first domestic business site of the Group to renew ISO 14001 certification for the second time.
Dec. 2001
Ricoh obtains the Eco Mark for its laser printer IPSiO series.
Dec. 2001
Eighth Ricoh Company Environmental Competition is held.
Dec. 2001
Third Five Regional Environment Meeting is held.
Dec. 2001
Ricoh Logistics System acquires permission for a nationwide collection and transportation of industrial waste.
Dec. 2001
Ricoh's Japanese sales companies collectively acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Dec. 2001
Ricoh Shinagawa System Center, Ginza Office and Toda Technical Center achieve a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Dec. 2001
Ricoh Austria, Ricoh Deutschland, Ricoh Hungary, NRG France, and Gestetner (Israel) acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Nov. 2001
NRG Group UK, Ricoh Europe B.V. (the Netherlands), and Ricoh Leasing Company acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Nov. 2001
Ricoh Unitechno holds second company environment conference.
Nov. 2001
Ninth Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
Oct. 2001
Gotemba Plant completes a biotope and opens a nature school.
Sep. 2001
Ricoh Hong Kong, Ricoh Belgium, Ricoh Nederland, and Ricoh Logistics System acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Sep. 2001
Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2001 is published.
Sep. 2001
Ricoh UK Products achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste to landfill).
Aug. 2001
Gestetner Svenska acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Aug. 2001
"Our earth, our tomorrow" is decided as the Eco Slogan for four regions except Japan.
Jul. 2001
Ricoh announces its participation in e-mission 55.
Jul. 2001
Eighth Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
Jul. 2001
European Environment Meeting is held.
Jul. 2001
NRG Deutschland acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Jun. 2001
RIF (France) issues Environment, an environmental report.
Jun. 2001
Gestetner Denmark, NRG Comunicaciones (NRG Spain), and Ricoh New Zealand acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Jun. 2001
The imagio Neo 220/270 series is marketed.
May. 2001
Ricoh Hong Kong plants trees in a park located in Saikung, Hong Kong, as part of its greening activities.
May. 2001
The Ricoh Nature Seminar's intermediary course is held for the first time.
May. 2001
NRG Italia and Ricoh Electronic Technology (China) acquire ISO 14001 certification.
Apr. 2001
Ricoh holds a business workshop on the prevention of global warming, which is held by WWF Japan.
Apr. 2001
Ricoh Corporation (San Jose) acquires ISO 14001 certification.
Apr. 2001
Seventh Ricoh Nature Seminar is held.
Apr. 2001
Fourth American Environment Meeting is held.

2000 (April 2000 - March 2001)

Mar. 2001
Ricoh's President Sakurai attends the first meeting of the Conference on the Creation of Wa no Kuni.
Mar. 2001
Ricoh Elemex's Okazaki Plant, Ricoh Electronics plants in Mexico and California, and Yashiro Plant achieve 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Jan. 2001
Ricoh Logistics starts using recyclable eco-packages.
Jan. 2001
Minister of the Environment, Yoriko Kawaguchi, visits Numazu Plant.
Jan. 2001
Holds Seventh Ricoh Company Environmental Competition
Jan. 2001
Holds Second Five-Party Environment Meeting
Dec. 2000
The second European Environment Meeting held
Dec. 2000
The sixth Ricoh Nature Seminar is held and the number of Ricoh environmental volunteer leaders reaches 91 in total
Dec. 2000
Third American Environment Meeting held
Dec. 2000
Ricoh Electronics' (U.S.) Georgia Plant and Ricoh Electronic Devices' Ikeda Plant achieve 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Dec. 2000
Gestetner Management obtains ISO 14001 certification.
Dec. 2000
Gestetner Buomaschinen Verkaufsges.m.b.H. (Austria) obtains ISO 14001 certification.
Dec. 2000
Ricoh Logistics obtains ISO 14001 certification.
Nov. 2000
Tohoku Recycling Center is opened, completing the Ricoh Group's recycling system in Japan.
Nov. 2000
Ricoh Unitechno holds Environmental Communication 2000 convention.
Oct. 2000
Ricoh's 11 nonproduction sites obtain ISO 14001 certification.
Oct. 2000
Fukui Ricoh achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste), the first of the Ricoh Group's general sales companies to do so.
Sep. 2000
Aoyama Office achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste), the first of Ricoh's nonproduction sites achievement.
Sep. 2000
Holds Fifth Ricoh Nature Seminar
Sep. 2000
Ricoh Group Environmental Report 2000 published
Sep. 2000
Ricoh Techno Systems obtains ISO 14001 certification, the first of the Ricoh Group's support and after-sales service division to do so.
Sep. 2000
Ricoh Elemex's Ena Plant and Ricoh Optical Industries achieve 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Aug. 2000
Hasama Ricoh achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Jun. 2000
Ricoh Keiki, Tohoku Ricoh, Ricoh Microelectronics, and Ricoh Industrie France achieve 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
May. 2000
Ricoh begins overseas virgin forest restoration projects.
May. 2000
Holds Fourth Ricoh Nature Seminar

1976-1999 (April 1976 - March 2000)

Mar. 2000
Holds the 1st Global Recycling Conference
Mar. 2000
Sagamino Plant Part Component System achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Mar. 2000
Holds Five-Party Environment Meeting
Mar. 2000
Holds First Global Recycling Conference
Feb. 2000
Ricoh's digital multifunctional copier, the imagio MF6550, acquires Type III Environmental Impact Disclosure from BVQI (Sweden).
Jan. 2000
Ricoh acquires Eco-Mark certification for 28 copier models.
Jan. 2000
Atsugi Plant achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Dec. 1999
Ricoh enters one of its machines in Eco-Products 1999, Japan's first comprehensive exhibition for environment-friendly products.
Dec. 1999
Holds First Company Meeting for Environmental Volunteer Leaders
Dec. 1999
Hatano Plant achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Nov. 1999
Ricoh Unitechno achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Oct. 1999
Opens Northern Kansai and Southern Kansai recycling centers
Oct. 1999
Ricoh discloses information on the environmental impact of the imagio MF6550 through Type III Environmental Labels.
Sep. 1999
Ricoh announces results of its first environmental accounting.
Sep. 1999
Gotemba Plant achieves 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Aug. 1999
Ricoh Aoyama Head Office is listed in the Eco-Improvement Office Tokyo Declaration (Type I).
Jul. 1999
Holds Environmental Management System Screening Standards Seminar pursuant to the Ricoh Group's green procurement guidelines
Jun. 1999
Implements recyclable design level 4
Jun. 1999
Ricoh introduces its environmental volunteer leader training program.
Jun. 1999
Holds First Ricoh Nature Seminar
May. 1999
Opens Green Cycle Systems, Northern Kanto Recycling Center
Apr. 1999
Constructs Kyushu Recycle Tech, the new Kyushu Recycling Center
Feb. 1999
Ricoh Numazu achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (zero waste).
Jan. 1999
Issues the Ricoh Group Environmental Report 1998 Holds the Fifth Ricoh Company Environment Competition
Dec. 1998
Holds the 1st Global Warming Prevention Business Workshop, organized by WWF Japan, at Ricoh Aoyama Head Office
Oct. 1998
Ricoh Fukui Plant achieves a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill).
Oct. 1998
Starts Ricoh Recycle Label System
Oct. 1998
Holds European Environment Conference sponsored by European region unification company Ricoh Europe B.V.
Oct. 1998
Announces external cabinet plastic material recycling case at the Eco Balance International Symposium
Sep. 1998
Ricoh Omori's Noise Testing Center receives first NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) international certification in Japan.
May. 1998
Issues the Ricoh Group Green Procurement Guidelines
Apr. 1998
Ricoh establishes the Recycling Division.
Apr. 1998
Revises Ricoh's General Principles on the Environment
Mar. 1998
Holds Fourth Ricoh Company Environment Competition
Mar. 1998
Draws Ricoh Environmental Action Plan
Oct. 1997
Six copier models awarded the Nordic Swan Mark (Scandinavian environmental label)
Sep. 1997
Announces eco-packaging LCA case at the Eco-Material International Symposium
Mar. 1997
Sets management of 79 types of chemical substances
Feb. 1997
Holds Third Ricoh Company Environment Competition
Feb. 1997
Opens Ricoh Kanto Recycling Center
Nov. 1996
Implements recyclable design level 3
Jul. 1996
Ricoh UK Products acquires BS 7750/ISO 14001 certification.
Mar. 1996
Chemical substances management system RECSIS starts operations.
Feb. 1996
Holds Second Ricoh Company Environment Competition

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