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Environmental data:Performance data -Pollution Prevention-

Note

The VOC emissions data reported for fiscal 2012 and beyond have been verified by an independent certification body (100% coverage).
Results for other air pollutants reported for the same years are not applicable to third-party verification.

Environmentally sensitive substances

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged
image:Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged

  • *From the 18th Environmental Action Plan, actual value is used for chemicals used in particularly large amounts at the Ricoh Group’s sites.

PRTR-target substances

Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company, Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries in Japan

Unit Results
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Amount used ton 1533.1 1590.2 1814.2 1450.2 1389.3
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
176.1 166.8 216.0 190.4 181.0
Amount discharged ton 95.0 99.4 222.1 217.8 207.5
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
10.9 10.4 26.4 28.6 27.0
Amount transferred ton 62.7 66.5 87.2 81.1 77.5
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
7.2 7.0 10.4 10.7 10.1

Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Production subsidiaries outside Japan

Unit Results
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Amount used ton 38.9 48.6 41.4 36.9 37.1
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
3.7 3.8 3.0 2.5 2.9
Amount discharged ton 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.1
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
0.07 0.06 0.06 0.04 0.09
Amount transferred ton 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Japan / Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries inside and outside Japan

Unit Results
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2014 FY2016
Amount used ton 1572.1 1638.9 1855.7 1487.1 1426.4
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
81.7 73.3 83.1 67.3 70.3
Amount discharged ton 95.7 100.1 222.9 218.4 208.6
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
5.0 4.5 10.0 9.9 10.3
Amount transferred ton 62.7 66.5 87.2 81.1 77.5
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
3.3 3.0 3.9 3.7 3.8
  • *Data regarding Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances and Class 1 Specific Designated Chemical Substances subject to the PRTR Law in Japan are totals.

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PCBs

Scope of data collection: Ricoh group companies in Japan (as of March 31, 2017)

Chemical substances that are subject to strict storage regulations Unit Stored
Capacitors (including 10 kg or less) No. of unit 26
Fluorescent ballast No. of unit 2,958
Pressure-sensitive copying paper kg 130
Other equipment No. of unit 11
PCB-contaminated object kg 14

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Air pollutants

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Unit Results
FY2012 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
SOx ton 3.2 3.6 3.4 2.9 4.4
NOx ton 65.7 58.9 60.1 64.2 70.5
VOC*1*2*3 ton 388 389 396 433 580
  • *1Four electrical and electronics associations formulated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduction initiatives that subject to 20 chemical substances to tighter regulation. The Ricoh Group joined their endeavor and is promoting VOC emissions reduction.
  • *2 Business sites whose annual handling amount for each substance reaches a ton or more are included as tabulation subjects.
  • *3 The figure for FY2016 include the RICOH INDUSTRY CO., LTD. GOTEMBA Reuse & Recycle Center. The amount handled by the Center for FY2015 (from August 2015 to March 2016) was three tons.

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Underground Water Contamination

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Group (FY 2016)

Business site Survey
(voluntary/
mandatory)
Target substance Highest yearly
averaged density
recorded at monitored
spots (mg/L)*1
Reference standard & value
Reference standard Reference value
(mg/L)
Japan Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Okazaki Plant
Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.29 Environmental quality standards for groundwater (Specified based on Basic Environment Act) 0.01
Cadmium 0.085 0.003
Hexavalent chromium 1.58 0.05
Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Ena Plant
Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.11 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.32 0.01
Hexavalent chromium 0.17 0.05
Fluorine 4.5 0.8
Ohmori Office Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.05 0.01
Ricoh Industrial Solutions Inc., Hanamaki Office Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.18 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.20 0.01
Tetrachloroethylene 0.33 0.01
Chloroethylene 0.011 0.002
Arsenic 0.02 0.01
Outside of Japan Ricoh UK Products Ltd. (U.K.) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 3.70 Environment protection Act(Target based on risk assessment and approved by Environment Agency) 5.69
Trichloroethylene 1.55 3.55
Ricoh Industrie France S.A.S. (France) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 0.44 Each master plan for improvement and water manegement (Prefectural Authorization to operate Order) 0.01
Ricoh Electronics Inc., Irvine Plant (U.S.A.) For Regulation Tetrachloroethylene 0.5 EPA Regulation 0.1
  • *1The fiscal average data above are the highest densities in the survey results.
  • *2Investigation Provided in Ricoh group standard
  • * The above table indicates only data exceeding target values.
  • * Below-standard, negligible levels of pollution were detected at five domestic and overseas sites.

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