Obtained Eco Mark with Ricoh copiers for the first time (industry first)
Disclosed environmental impact information for products through Type III Environmental Labels (imagioMF6550)
Introduced Strategic Management by Objectives (SMO) which incorporates evaluation standards for environmental perspectives in divisional performance evaluations
Ricoh announces results of its first environmental accounting.
Commenced a forest ecosystem conservation project in order to preserve biodiversity (in Bangladesh)
Ricoh introduces its environmental volunteer leader training program.
Issued the 1998 version of the Ricoh Group Environmental Report
Ricoh Fukui Plant achieved a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill)
Issued the Ricoh Group Green Procurement Guidelines
Ricoh establishes the Recycling Division.
Integrated the functions of the Environmental Promotion Section and the Environmental Measures Section to establish the Social Environment Division (currently the Corporate Environment Division)
Draws Ricoh Environmental Action Plan
Released the Spirio 5000RM, the industry's first copier designed to be made exclusively from recycled parts
Designated 79 types of chemical substances subject to control
Ricoh UK Products acquires BS 7750/ISO 14001 certification.
Chemical substances management system RECSIS starts operations.
Ricoh Gotemba Plant acquires ISO 14001 certification (the first certification given by a Japanese certification organization).
Announces International Energy Star certified products
Publishes first edition of Ricoh Environmental Management System Guidelines
Implements labeling of materials and grade on plastic parts
Completes the Comet Circle concept
The Ricoh Group achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).
Announces the recycled product design basic policy and implements recyclable design level 1
Launches materials labeling on plastic parts
Ricoh achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).
FT5570 copier awarded the BAM (initial version)
Establishes Ricoh General Principles on the Environment
Sets up Environmental Administration Office
Establishes Environmental Promotion Section