Harmony with Society
- Contributing to Solving Social Challenges
- Global Policy for Social Contribution Activities
- Collaboration with the Social Sector
- Value-Creating CSR
- BOP Project
- Corporate Programs
As globalization progresses, our society faces an increasing number of challenges on a global scale that are diverse in nature, traverse various aspects of society, the economy and the global environment. These issues are too intricately intertwined by multiple factors to be addressed by the public sector alone, including national governments, international organizations and the social sector. Against this background, expectations are rising for private companies that possess a wide range of global resources to contribute to solving these complicated social concerns.
As such a corporate entity, the Ricoh Group works to meet these social challenges, clarifying its stance under two principles: "contribution to resolution of social issues through business activities" and "commitment to and responsibility for social contribution."
The contribution to resolution of social issues through business activities constitutes a pillar of our "value-creating CSR," a concept promoted as our growth strategy aimed at simultaneously achieving both social contribution and corporate growth. More specifically, we intend to accurately understand factors involving global issues, and identify new business opportunities for providing effective solutions by utilizing our technology, products, services and human and other resources as well as organizing cooperation with related parties. With these efforts, we expect to tap into new markets, find new customers and drive innovation that can resolve or alleviate global concerns as part of our ongoing and future business activities.
We also place importance on commitment to and responsibility for social contribution. This represents our firm determination that we will continue social contribution activities in a steady responsible manner once we decide to commit to them, within or outside of our business functions. These activities include initiatives led by the Group and its employees as well as support to outside social non-profit organizations.
To facilitate these efforts, we offer training to help individual employees raise awareness and sensitivity toward social issues and to encourage them to take action, thereby fostering a corporate culture that can contribute to solving social challenges.