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Ricoh Global Eco Action <Previous Actions (Topics)>

2016

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

Japan

  • 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.

Europe

  • 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.

Asia-Pacific

  • 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).

2015

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Ricoh Global Eco Action initiative.
Under this initiative, Ricoh has implemented a broad spectrum of common global activities as well as local activities tailored to suit the distinct features of each area, thereby inspiring a greater number of people to join in the global eco action.

1.Common global activities

Implementation of the following activities allowed all Ricoh Group employees to share their aspirations for promoting sustainable environmental management as One Global RICOH.

  • - Turning off the lights in Ricoh advertising towers and signboards on June 5
    (excluding natural energy powered billboards)
  • - A dedicated Facebook pagewas created to share reports on global activities
  • - Individual Ricoh employees making a pledge for eco-action (ECO Declaration)
  • - Using "The Certificate of Green Power" to offset CO2 emissions attributed to power consumed in Ricoh’s global bases on June 5

2.2. Local activities

The following local activities were conducted in the various regions specified across the globe:

Japan

image: Japan: Eliminated non-indigenous plant species along the Tamagawa river

Japan: Eliminated non-indigenous plant species along the Tamagawa river

image:Japan: Participated in the Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with customers

Japan: Participated in the Arakawa river Clean Aid campaign together with customers

image:Japan: Served dishes made with eco-friendly ingredients at office cafeterias

Japan: Served dishes made with eco-friendly ingredients at office cafeterias

image:Japan: Hosted the 10th anniversary lecture event

Japan: Hosted the 10th anniversary lecture event

image:Japan: Actions were taken to conserve the Ena-no-Mori forest together with local residents

Japan: Actions were taken to conserve the Ena-no-Mori forest together with local residents

Americas

image:U.S.: Distributed seedlings of indigenous plant species to raise awareness of biodiversity

U.S.: Distributed seedlings of indigenous plant species to raise awareness of biodiversity

image:Canada:Conducted park cleanup activities

Canada: Conducted park cleanup activities

U.S.: Hosted a study group on biodiversity conservation

U.S.: Hosted a study group on biodiversity conservation

image:U.S.: Hosted a training program on Zero Waste to Landfill at REI plants

U.S.: Hosted a training program on Zero Waste to Landfill at REI plants

Asia Pacific China

image: Singapore: Hosted panel discussions in collaboration with governments and other organizations

Singapore: Hosted panel discussions in collaboration with governments and other organizations

image: Singapore: Sponsored a roundtable discussion hosted by the World Environment Center (WEC)

Singapore: Sponsored a roundtable discussion hosted by the World Environment Center (WEC)

image: China: Employees and their families planted trees at a wetland park

China: Employees and their families planted trees at a wetland park

Europe

image:U.K: Conducted biodiversity conservation activities within the premises of a plant

U.K: Conducted biodiversity conservation activities within the premises of a plant

image:Spain: Hosted an ecological event for families and children

Spain: Hosted an ecological event for families and children

image:U.K: Eliminated non-indigenous plants and planted indigenous trees in collaboration with an NGO

U.K: Eliminated non-indigenous plants and planted indigenous trees in collaboration with a NGO


2014

Global common action

Turning off the lights in Ricoh advertising towers and signboards (excluding natural energy powered billboards)

  • image:Shanghai, China
    Shanghai, China

  • image:Mumbai, India
    Mumbai, India

  • image:Ginza, Tokyo
    Ginza, Tokyo

ECO Declaration

Individual Ricoh employees make a pledge for eco-action. This year, a total of 18,823 group employees made their own ECO Declaration. Major pledges include:
- Using double-sided printing and consolidated printing as often as possible
- Ensuring that air conditioning is set at an appropriate temperature
- Accurately separating garbage for reuse and recycling
- Carrying out eco-actions together with family members and friends

Wearing green as an awareness-raising tool

  • image:Japan
    Japan

  • image:Americas
    Americas

  • image:Europe
    Europe

Ricoh also continues to carry out environmental actions that meet local characteristics.

image:Japan: Participating in an Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with our customers

Japan:Participating in an Arakawa Clean Aid campaign together with our customers

image:U.K :Eco Ninja, biodiversity conservation project launched by a Ricoh factory in the UK

U.K:Eco Ninja, biodiversity conservation project launched by a Ricoh factory in the UK

image:Netherlands: Company EV introduced to help reduce CO2 emissions

Netherlands: Company EV introduced to help reduce CO2 emissions

image:Singapore: Ricoh Asia Pacific organizing a forum in cooperation with other companies and government agencies

Singapore: Ricoh Asia Pacific organizing a forum in cooperation with other companies and government agencies


2013

image:Japan: Children planting trees in areas working to rebuild local communities affected by the 2011 disaster

Japan: Children planting trees in areas working to rebuild local communities affected by the 2011 disaster

image:U.S.:Office equipment collected in Concord and San Francisco

U.S.:Office equipment collected in Concord and San Francisco

image:Chile:The employees carried the Peumo plants home to plant them in their garden.

Chile:The employees carried the Peumo plants home to plant them in their garden.


2012

image:U.K.: Collecting unwanted clothes from employees to sell to recycling companies, and donating the proceeds of the sales to charity

U.K.: Collecting unwanted clothes from employees to sell to recycling companies, and donating the proceeds of the sales to charity

image:Spain: Employees participating in conservation initiatives for the protected area in the natural park

Spain: Employees participating in conservation initiatives for the protected area in the natural park

image:Japan: Maintenance activities, including clearing undergrowth and removing fallen trees, were organized aimed at natural forest conservation

Japan: Maintenance activities, including clearing undergrowth and removing fallen trees, were organized aimed at natural forest conservation