Tokyo, April 24, 2012 — Ricoh has been recognized by the FTSE4Good Index Series for the ninth consecutive year, following an analysis of its corporate social responsibility activities. The assessment, conducted by EIRIS or Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions (London) reviewed key areas; environmental management, climate change, human and labor rights, supply chain labor standards and countering bribery.
In particular Ricoh was recognized as a high performer for its environmental policy and environmental management, achieving a “best practice” rating in these areas. These categories considered a range of criteria that included commitment to: using objectives and targets, monitoring and auditing, public reporting, stakeholder involvement, product or service impacts and the presence of documented objectives and targets.
Sustainability is one of the core attributes of the Ricoh brand and makes up a key part of the company identity. It has a clear set of targets for 2050, whereby it aims to reduce energy, resource and pollution by 87.5% compared to 2000 levels.
Takashi Nakamura, Ricoh Director and Deputy President says, “Ricoh views business, society and the planet as interconnected. It strives to be a company people are proud to work for, going beyond compliance to encourage responsible growth wherever possible. By linking its commitment to forward-thinking business strategies, it promotes development that is profitable and sustainable at customer sites as well as its own operations.”
At Ricoh, we want to be part of a society that recycles its resources, minimizing energy consumption and environmental impact. We are proactive in helping our customers to make their workflow more efficient while reducing environmental impacts. At the same time we are committed to driving CSR projects that address local social issues from local perspectives by utilising our business resources to help develop a sustainable society.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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