About the Ricoh Group

Commitment to society

A signatory to international agreements and policy guidelines, the Ricoh Group is fully committed to achieving a sustainable society.

April 2002 Becomes the second Japanese company to sign the UN Global Compact
June 2007 Signs Caring for Climate: the Business Leadership Platform of the UN Global Compact
May 2008 Signs the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity
December 2008 Signs the CEO Statement for the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN
July 2009 Participates in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership as a founding member
December 2010 Announces its support for the Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change
February 2011 Signs a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles by the UN Global Compact
November 2012 Participates in the Carbon Price initiative to counter climate change

Major Awards and Recognition

Many international awards attest to the excellence of Ricoh Group products and business operations.

January 2012 Selected by oecom research AG as the world’s best performing business for sustainability performance in the IT industry
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January 2012 RICOH Pro C901/C901S receives the Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ in the Energy Conservation Grand Prize for excellent energy conservation equipment
January 2012 Receives the Excellence Award in the 15th Environmental Report Award in Japan
August 2012 Recognized by global consulting firm Deloitte as one of the top six global organizations ready for a “green and inclusive economy”
October 2012 Ricoh’s reconstruction support activities in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake are given the International Association for Universal Design Award
October 2012 Receives the highest rank for environmental contributions from the Development Bank of Japan
October 2012 Recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project for publication of information concerning climate change
November 2012 Awarded by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry for ecologically-sound packaging
December 2012 Selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters
January 2013 Ricoh’s CSR activities are given the 10th Corporate Philanthropy Award
January 2013 Included in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the ninth year in a row
March 2013 Selected as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute (U.S.) for the fifth year in a row
March 2013 Included in the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s Diversity Management Selection 100
May 2013 Selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index, a leading stock index for sustainability investment for 10 years in a row
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July 2013 Designated a leader in MPS by IDC for the third year in a row
September 2013 Becomes a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for socially responsible investment

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Sponsorships to Develop Future Leaders

The Ricoh Group is a leading sponsor of student technology competitions.

RICOH & JavaTM Developer Challenge 2012 (Japan)
RICOH & Java Developer Challenge 2012 (Japan)
Intel ISEF (International Science & Engineering Fair) U.S.
Intel ISEF (International Science & Engineering Fair) U.S.
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