Our managed document service being used at COP 10
- Japan/Ricoh Co., Ltd.
Ricoh provided outsourced document output management services during COP 10 (the Tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity) and COPMOP 5 (the Fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety) held in Nagoya in October 2010. Ricoh was selected to provide outsourced services because of the high quality of its global managed document services (MDS)*, and the following endeavors by the Group to be environmentally responsible: 1) significant efforts to reduce environmental impact in line with its sustainable environmental management strategy and concurrent efforts over many years to conserve biodiversity to improve the Earth’s capabilities to recover and 2) efforts to reduce environmental impact not only by improving the environmental performance of its products but also through various measures at every stage of the lifecycle. We provided 114 copiers and other equipment for these meetings, including multifunctional digital copiers and printers equipped with energy-saving technology. Cooperation between Ricoh, Ricoh Japan, Ricoh Technosystems and Ricoh Logistics System, enabled us to install equipment in locations that would allow documents to be output efficiently with the least number of units. Maintenance support was provided around the clock to assist the smooth operation of COP 10. Our services included collection and destruction of classified documents to ensure security. The Ricoh Group will make good use of the experience and expertise gained in these large-scale conferences to build networks and expand its business to IT services so that it can contribute to the effective running of conferences and meetings both in Japan and abroad and to reducing environmental impact.
- *Managed Document Services (MDS) is a service that advises companies on how to improve the efficiency of their document printing services, including a document workflow solution: Based on a detailed analysis of how customers input and output documents at their offices, proposals for the optimum locations of devices and the most effective workflow are made; and operation and management of the proposed printing environment as a whole are handled by the service provider. The Ricoh Group provides MDS globally.