CSR around the world <Europe> – 2008
Creating an environment where people can get in touch with nature, close to the local community
Ricoh Italia / Italy
Ricoh Italia S.p.A. (RIT), a sales subsidiary, is sponsoring the building of a park and recreation area (147,500 m2) in the San Donato Industrial Park which is in the suburbs of Milan, in cooperation with Milan City. The project aims to plant over 8,100 trees in the three years from 2006 to reduce CO2 emissions in order to preserve the environment. Ricoh Italia is planning and carrying out the project in cooperation with the authorities of Milan City, Milan University of Politics and Economy, and other local schools. Because previously Milan City, with a population of over four million, did not have sufficient green areas in the suburbs, the project is being welcomed by the local community as it offers residents the chance to get in touch with nature and get to know the importance of preserving the ecosystem.