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Ricoh Global Eco Action <2016 Action>

Ricoh Global Eco Action 2016

Ricoh Global Eco Action 2016 will be held under the theme of “sharing ‘eco-mind” together.” During the action period, a wide range of stakeholders, from the Group employees, their family members and friends, local communities and residents, to business partners, will participate in a variety of planned activities, all sharing their common commitment to the environment. Ricoh will expand on this initiative, thus inspiring a greater number of people to join in global action.

Outline of Ricoh Global Eco Action 2016


Action month: June 2016 (Wednesday, June 1 to Thursday, June 30, 2016)

Common action day: Friday, June 3, 2016

In-house advertising poster
In-house advertising poster

<Planned activities>

1. Common global activities

Ricoh Group employees will conduct the following activities to share their aspirations anew for promoting sustainable environmental management as One Global RICOH:

  • Turn off the lights in Ricoh advertising towers and signboards on June 3 (excluding natural-energy-powered billboards)
  • Share reports on global activities through the dedicated Facebook page
  • Make a pledge for eco-action (ECO Declaration)
  • On June 3, employees will wear green to foster activities for the Eco Action Month.
  • The Ricoh Group will offset CO2 emissions from power consumption at Ricoh’s global bases on June 3 by using "The Certificate of Green Power".
2. Local activities
  • On the day before the Eco Action Day (June 3), an environmental seminar will be held at the Ricoh Technology Center in Ebina to increase the environmental awareness of employees.
  • “Eco meals” will be served at company cafeterias.
  • Employees will conduct environmental volunteer activities in each region.
  • The head office in London will partner with an NPO called Royal Parks Foundation to conduct activities to conserve wildlife biodiversity with the voluntary participation of employees.
  • Ricoh Asia Pacific has been organizing the Eco Action Day event in Singapore for 10 years. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the start of the initiative, the company will hold a panel discussion concurrently with the event with the participation of government representatives, the private sector, and civil society, including the Minister of Environment and Water Resources.
United States
  • Implementation of an activity at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world’s largest pre-college science competition, to increase awareness of the Eco Action initiative among participants and encourage them to make an ECO Declaration (in May).