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Development of Environmental Technologies

Our aim is to bring about an "industrial revolution of the environment" through the development of innovative environmental technologies, with the goal of realizing a low-carbon society.

Concept of Developing Environmental Technologies

The Ricoh Group develops products that—throughout their lifecycles—will keep their environmental impact below the limit at which the global environment becomes unsustainable. In addition, we engage in the development of fundamental technologies that contribute to achieving a sustainable society with an eye toward applying these technologies to a wider range of fields.

The Ricoh Group develops products that–throughout their lifecycles–will keep their environmental impact below the limit at which the global environment becomes unsustainable. First, Eco Balance data on the environmental impact caused by overall business activities are identified and, based on the results, targets for products covered by the action plans are set (Plan). LCA-based designs are then drawn up, and production process technologies are developed to achieve the targets (Do). Results from these designs and process technologies are again reviewed alongside the Eco Balance data (Check) before being reflected in the next targets (Act). In addition to technological development directly related to products, we also work on technological development that will help reduce the environmental impact of society as a whole. We are promoting various activities–such as the development of new/ alternative materials, creation of a paperless environment through information technologies, and introduction of reuse/rewritable technologies to replace paper–to further evolve Ricohfs core technologies into environmental technologies that can be applied in a wider variety of areas.

Focused areas for environmental technologies

Focused areas for environmental technologies

  • *Technologies that will contribute to environmental impact reduction throughout society.

Fundamental Technologies

We develop fundamental technologies that contribute to reducing environmental impact of society as a whole with an eye toward applying these technologies to a wider range of fields in addition to underpinning Ricoh’s products and production processes.

Product Technologies

Production Technologies

Aiming to produce high-quality products with less environmental impact, we are working to develop environment-friendly technologies to be applied in manufacturing and recycling processes.

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