The Ricoh Group established the new Environmental Action Plan in accordance with the 18th Medium-Term Management Plan (fiscal 2014 to 2016).
The strategic priorities and goals were mainly set with the following objectives in mind:
The 18th Environmental Action Plan can be summarized as follows.
Based on the Plan, the Ricoh Group will promote environmental management to help bring about a sustainable society as well as ensuring the longevity of the Ricoh Group.
|1. Energy Conservation/Prevention of Global Warming|
|1-1. Reduce CO2 emissions in the product lifecycle|
| 1-1-1.Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in the product lifecycle to achieve the Year 2020 Environmental Impact Reduction Goals.
[Target: Reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions in the processes of product manufacture, use and procurement by 35% or more compared with the fiscal 2000 level.]
|1-2. Reduce CO2 emissions through eco-friendly products and solutions|
| 1-2-1. Reduce CO2 emissions in society overall by developing and providing environmentally friendly products and solutions.
[Targets: a) Develop and provide products with improved energy-saving performance.
b) Increase emissions reduction by changing customers' work flow.
|1-3. Reduce CO2 emissions in business activities|
| 1-3-1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by production activities (manufacturing subsidiaries in and outside Japan).
[Target: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in manufacturing processes to 330,000 tons or less.
(Reduce CO2 emissions per sales unit by 18% or more compared with the fiscal 2000 level).]
1-3-2. Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in sales and distribution processes (non-manufacturing subsidiaries in and outside Japan).
| 1-3-3. Improve the energy management system.
[Target: Positively utilize energy services to reduce both electricity cost and CO2 emissions.]
|2. Resource Conservation and Recycling|
|2-1. Improve the efficiency of resources by implementing the 3Rs for products|
| 2-1-1. Reduce input of new resources for products to achieve the Year 2020 Environmental Impact Reduction Goals.
[Target: Reduce input of new resources by more than 3.2 times compared with fiscal 2007 level.]
|2-2. Reduce waste and water use in business activities|
| 2-2-1. Reduce waste generated from business activities.
[Target: Reduce the amount of waste proportionate to sales to improve on the previous year's level in each fiscal year.]
| 2-2-2. Reduce the amount of water used in business activities.
[Target: Reduce water use proportionate to sales to improve on the previous year's level in each fiscal year.]
|3. Pollution Prevention|
|3-1. Reduce the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and emitted in business activities|
| 3-1-1. Reduce the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and emitted.
[Target: Reduce usage and emission of environmentally sensitive substances to a level lower than that of fiscal 2010 respectively, in each fiscal year. ]
|4. Biodiversity Conservation|
|4-1. Conduct biodiversity conservation and restoration by all of the Ricoh Group|
|4-1-1. Use wood-based products carefully in consideration of biodiversity.|
|4-1-2. Consider biodiversity at all Ricoh Group operational sites.|
|4-1-3. Conduct biodiversity conservation activities with local societies, using company forests.|
|4-1-4. Develop preservation activities for forest ecosystems.|
|4-1-5. Conduct biodiversity conservation activities in cooperation with stakeholders.|
|5. Enhance the Basis for Environmental Management|
|5-1. Promote the development of environmental technologies|
|5-1-1. Promote the development of environmental technologies to create a sustainable society.|
|5-2. Expand environmental business|
|5-2-1. Expand the resource-recirculating business.|
|5-2-2. Expand the provision of customer values from an environmental point of view.|
|5-3. Collaborate more closely with stakeholders|
|5-3-1. Collaborate with external groups to help bring about a sustainable society.|
|5-3-2. Promote environmental consciousness in society through the environmental activities of employees.|
|5-3-3. Consider the environment in supply chains in cooperation with suppliers.|