Products:Energy Conservation / Prevention of Global Warming
–Carbon footprint of printed materials–
Carbon footprint labeling on catalogs for production printers
- Japan/Ricoh Group
The catalogs of our production printers, such as the RICOH Pro C901/C901S, now display a Carbon Footprint of Products (CFP) label.
The CFP label indicates a product’s CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions during its entire life cycle, from raw material procurement to disposal and recycling. Through this visualization, we intend to generate demand for lower carbon emissions and alter social behavior.
CFP is being adopted by many sectors, including the printing industry. For instance, it is included in the consideration points of the Green Purchasing Network’s guidelines for offset printing services, and some offset print materials already display CFP labels.
As printing increasingly shifts to an on-demand basis, the need for CFP labels on on-demand documents are likely to grow as well. The Ricoh Group is taking the initiative to promote CFP labeling by displaying the carbon footprint of our products on catalogs and helping printing companies who use Ricoh production printers meet requests from customers who want to include CFP labels in their printing orders.
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