The Ricoh Group's major environmental performance data, including greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3), are subject to independent verification by Bureau Veritas Japan Co., Ltd., a third-party audit provider, as a way of enhancing the credibility of the data. Audit results are posted on our website for easy access by our stakeholders.
For fiscal 2013 reporting, verification was conducted on information systems, methods of data collection, compilation and analysis, as well as data accuracy. Also, the scope of verification for Scope 3 has been expanded from the previous fiscal year.
We will work continuously to enhance our data credibility through the use of third-party verification services and expansion of the scope of verification, thereby raising the quality of our environmental activities.