On July 30, 2009, Ricoh announced its participation as a founding corporate member of Japan-CLP (Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership). Japan-CLP is Japan’s first business coalition formed on the understanding that the industrial community should recognize the urgency of addressing the issue of climate change and start taking proactive action. Japan-CLP creates opportunities for dialog with policy makers, industry and citizens, and will undertake a variety of activities with a focus on Asia. Member firms share the common goal of building a sustainable low-carbon society, have made their own commitments, and will take three approaches: building awareness, developing systems and introducing technologies. Ricoh intends to strengthen its activities aimed at achieving its own Mid- and Long-Term Environmental Impact Reduction Goals and will cooperate, mainly in the field of developingenvironmental technology, with other Japan-CLP corporate members firms in order to realize the common vision.