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1976-1999 (April 1976 - March 2000)

Jan. 2000

Obtained Eco Mark with Ricoh copiers for the first time (industry first)

Oct. 1999

Disclosed environmental impact information for products through Type III Environmental Labels (imagioMF6550)

Oct. 1999

Introduced Strategic Management by Objectives (SMO) which incorporates evaluation standards for environmental perspectives in divisional performance evaluations

Sep. 1999

Ricoh announces results of its first environmental accounting.

Jun. 1999

Commenced a forest ecosystem conservation project in order to preserve biodiversity (in Bangladesh)

Jun. 1999

Ricoh introduces its environmental volunteer leader training program.

Jan. 1999

Issued the 1998 version of the Ricoh Group Environmental Report

Oct. 1998

Ricoh Fukui Plant achieved a 100% resource recovery rate (Zero-Waste-to-Landfill)

May. 1998

Issued the Ricoh Group Green Procurement Guidelines

Apr. 1998

Ricoh establishes the Recycling Division.

Apr. 1998

Integrated the functions of the Environmental Promotion Section and the Environmental Measures Section to establish the Social Environment Division (currently the Corporate Environment Division)

Mar. 1998

Draws Ricoh Environmental Action Plan

Oct. 1997

Released the Spirio 5000RM, the industry's first copier designed to be made exclusively from recycled parts

Mar. 1997

Designated 79 types of chemical substances subject to control

Jul. 1996

Ricoh UK Products acquires BS 7750/ISO 14001 certification.

Mar. 1996

Chemical substances management system RECSIS starts operations.

Dec. 1995

Ricoh Gotemba Plant acquires ISO 14001 certification (the first certification given by a Japanese certification organization).

Oct. 1995

Announces International Energy Star certified products

Feb. 1995

Publishes first edition of Ricoh Environmental Management System Guidelines

Nov. 1994

Implements labeling of materials and grade on plastic parts

Aug. 1994

Completes the Comet Circle concept

Dec. 1993

The Ricoh Group achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).

May. 1993

Announces the recycled product design basic policy and implements recyclable design level 1
Launches materials labeling on plastic parts

Mar. 1993

Ricoh achieves total elimination of ozone-depleting substances (specific chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), specific types of halon, carbon tetrachloride, etc.).

Mar. 1992

FT5570 copier awarded the BAM (initial version)

Feb. 1992

Establishes Ricoh General Principles on the Environment

Dec. 1990

Sets up Environmental Administration Office

1976

Establishes Environmental Promotion Section