Corporate Philosophy / Management Philosophy
The Ricoh Group's corporate
philosophy "The Spirit of Three Loves" was established
by its founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura. He explained the philosophy as
follows: Everyone at least loves himself/herself. As time passes,
however, this feeling of love grows and expands to include all people,
plants, and animals in the world. This philosophy drives the Ricoh
Group toward better sustainable environmental management.
The Spirit of Three Loves
Love your neighbor
Love your country
Love your work
Ricoh's management philosophy was formally introduced in 1986 based
on the corporate philosophy of "The Spirit of Three Loves"
in order to establish and nurture the corporate culture and system
to ensure survival in a time filled with increasing change, information-oriented
societies, diverse values, and more intense competition.
To constantly create new value
for the world at the interface of people and information
To be a good global corporate citizen
with reliability and appeal
To think as an entrepreneur
To put ourselves in the other person's place
To find personal value in our work