Business Sites:Production: Pollution Prevention
–Risk Management of Asbestos and PCBs–
Asbestos and PCBs
- Global/Ricoh Group
Regarding asbestos used at Ricoh’s business sites and facilities, a survey on materials content (levels 1 to 3) was conducted. In fiscal 2010, a more detailed survey was conducted on level 1 to 3 materials at 22 Group sites. Measures to prevent dispersal have been taken at all relevant sites and the substance has been confirmed at a level that will not negatively affect human beings, whether in adjacent neighborhoods or at the facility. We will continue our systematic efforts for improvement and removal of asbestos. In the meantime, Ricoh has surveyed all the PCB-containing products held by the Group, and has managed them and completed notification in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations. In fiscal 2010, we began to conduct a group-wide survey of PCB micro-contamination of waste electric components and other equipment.