All employees of Ricoh (Singapore) Pte Ltd.(RSP), our sales subsidiary, made a "green pledge" not to drive to work on the company's "No-Drive Day," on June 5, 2009. On that day, the lights of the RSP office were turned off during the lunch break and the staff left the office without working overtime. At 6:00 p.m., the Managing Director of the RSP switched off the lights and locked the doors after confirming no employees were left in the office. In addition to RSP, a total of 43 local businesses and organizations, including 14 corporate customers of RSP, also joined this eco action.
On June 5, 2009, our sales subsidiary Ricoh (Malaysia) Sdn.Bhd. (RMS), donated two benches to KL StarRail in Kuala Lumpur. The benches are made from used toner cartridges and have messages to promote recycling practice. At the donation ceremony held at Medan Tuanku Monorail Station, where the benches have been sited, RMS Managing Director Lim Eng Weng delivered his speech on Ricoh Group's sustainable environmental management and its global strategy, Total Green Office Solution (TGOS), in front of many invited media reporters.
On June 5, 2009, our sales subsidiary Ricoh India Limited (RID) and its 14 subsidiaries produced a total of 70 banners and 300 posters with messages to promote public awareness of energy saving and resource conservation, such as "Turn off lights and PCs when not in use?; "Do you really need to print it out?"; and "Reduce paper documents by using electronic files." These items were distributed to 25 local companies, including 18 customers, and displayed at intersections of highways and other conspicuous places across the country.
On June 10, 2009, representative employees of our sales subsidiary, Lanier (Australia) Pty Ltd., and 75 pupils planted some 100 trees in Eltham East Primary School. On that day, environmental education classes were also held in the school, with students watching videos and learning about the importance of caring for the environment and how they can contribute.
On June 5, 2009, the Wellington Branch of our sales subsidiary Ricoh New Zealand (RNZ) organized the "Ricoh Power Cycle," an event where participants generate electricity to power a multifunctional copier and printer by turning the pedals of two electricity-generating bicycles. Many people came to the event venue and pedaled by turns, including the incumbent and former mayors of Wellington City, a TV celebrity, RNZ customers and suppliers, local college students, rugby team players, and passers-by. A similar event also took place at Dunedin Branch on that day, showing environmental DVDs using electricity generated by pedaling a power-generating bicycle.
A "Green Week" took place from June 4 to 6, 2009, at our sales subsidiary Ricoh (Thailand) Ltd. (RTH). During the first two days, all RHT employees took a kick-off training course on TGOS, the global strategy of the Ricoh Group, and seven sales teams made presentations on specific examples of how they approach customers with green solutions. During the lunch time, lights, copiers, and other equipment, and the elevators in the office were all turned off. Outside the office, with governmental support, RTH employees planted a total of 200 young trees in their respective homes. On the final day, Saturday, local students and RTH employees planted 662 trees in Khoa Yai National Park. The area is often called Ricoh Forest. RTH has been engaged in reforestation efforts since 2007 to restore the destroyed forest.