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Ricoh today detailed its participation in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) program, the definitive global registry for greener electronics (www.epeat.net/). For the past three years, Ricoh has worked with EPEAT and other stakeholders to develop 59 definitive environmental criteria for Imaging Equipment. Today, the EPEAT registry expanded to include devices such as printers, copiers, multi-function products and other equipment.
Ricoh has succeeded in developing a unique ink-jet printing (IJP) technique that can produce PZT (lead zirconate titanate) in a voluntary pattern shape at 2μm-film thickness, and demonstrated its functionality with an actuator created by this method.
Further, we have simultaneously developed a lead-free piezoelectric material, bearing the same deformation properties as the PZT material on a silicon substrate.
Ricoh has been listed on the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the eighth consecutive year. Ricoh is one of a select few companies to make the Global 100 every year since the list was launched in 2005
The Ricoh Group has won the Sustainability Reporting Award (‘Minister of the Environment Award’) for its Ricoh Group Sustainability Report 2009, consisting of the Sustainability Report (Environment), Sustainability Report (Corporate Social Responsibility), and Annual Report.