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Strategy -18th Environmental Action Plan-

The Ricoh Group’s 18th Environmental Action Plan (Fiscal 2014 to 2016)

The 18th Environmental Action Plan

The Ricoh Group established the new Environmental Action Plan in accordance with the 18th Medium-Term Management Plan (fiscal 2014 to 2016).
The strategic priorities and goals were mainly set with the following objectives in mind:

  • Achieve Mid- and Long-Term Environmental Impact Reduction Goals
  • Contribute to business growth and the enhancement of corporate value
  • Strengthen cooperation with society/stakeholders
  • Achieve consistency with midterm management strategies

The 18th Environmental Action Plan can be summarized as follows.
Based on the Plan, the Ricoh Group will promote environmental management to help bring about a sustainable society as well as ensuring the longevity of the Ricoh Group.

1. Energy Conservation/Prevention of Global Warming
  1-1. Reduce CO2 emissions in the product lifecycle
  1-1-1.Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in the product lifecycle to achieve the Year 2020 Environmental Impact Reduction Goals.
[Target: Reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions in the processes of product manufacture, use and procurement by 35% or more compared with the fiscal 2000 level.]
1-2. Reduce CO2 emissions through eco-friendly products and solutions
  1-2-1. Reduce CO2 emissions in society overall by developing and providing environmentally friendly products and solutions.
[Targets: a) Develop and provide products with improved energy-saving performance.
b) Increase emissions reduction by changing customers' work flow.
1-3. Reduce CO2 emissions in business activities
  1-3-1. Reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by production activities (manufacturing subsidiaries in and outside Japan).
[Target: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in manufacturing processes to 330,000 tons or less.
(Reduce CO2 emissions per sales unit by 18% or more compared with the fiscal 2000 level).]
1-3-2. Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in sales and distribution processes (non-manufacturing subsidiaries in and outside Japan).
[Target: Domestic:
Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions in sales and distribution processes to 38,000 tons or less (decrease of 35% compared with the fiscal 2000 level).
Overseas:
Reduce the amount of CO2 emissions caused by vehicles for business use in the sales process.]
1-3-3. Improve the energy management system.
[Target: Positively utilize energy services to reduce both electricity cost and CO2 emissions.]
2. Resource Conservation and Recycling
  2-1. Improve the efficiency of resources by implementing the 3Rs for products
  2-1-1. Reduce input of new resources for products to achieve the Year 2020 Environmental Impact Reduction Goals.
[Target: Reduce input of new resources by more than 3.2 times compared with fiscal 2007 level.]
2-2. Reduce waste and water use in business activities
  2-2-1. Reduce waste generated from business activities.
[Target: Reduce the amount of waste proportionate to sales to improve on the previous year's level in each fiscal year.]
2-2-2. Reduce the amount of water used in business activities.
[Target: Reduce water use proportionate to sales to improve on the previous year's level in each fiscal year.]
3. Pollution Prevention
  3-1. Reduce the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and emitted in business activities
  3-1-1. Reduce the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and emitted.
[Target: Reduce usage and emission of environmentally sensitive substances to a level lower than that of fiscal 2010 respectively, in each fiscal year. ]
4. Biodiversity Conservation
  4-1. Conduct biodiversity conservation and restoration by all of the Ricoh Group
  4-1-1. Use wood-based products carefully in consideration of biodiversity.
4-1-2. Consider biodiversity at all Ricoh Group operational sites.
4-1-3. Conduct biodiversity conservation activities with local societies, using company forests.
4-1-4. Develop preservation activities for forest ecosystems.
4-1-5. Conduct biodiversity conservation activities in cooperation with stakeholders.
5. Enhance the Basis for Environmental Management
  5-1. Promote the development of environmental technologies
  5-1-1. Promote the development of environmental technologies to create a sustainable society.
5-2. Expand environmental business
  5-2-1. Expand the resource-recirculating business.
5-2-2. Expand the provision of customer values from an environmental point of view.
5-3. Collaborate more closely with stakeholders
  5-3-1. Collaborate with external groups to help bring about a sustainable society.
5-3-2. Promote environmental consciousness in society through the environmental activities of employees.
5-3-3. Consider the environment in supply chains in cooperation with suppliers.

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