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CEO Message for Sustainability

Yoshinori Yamashita President and CEO

The Ricoh Group's mission is to pursue excellence, improving the quality of life and driving sustainability based on the Spirit of Three Loves, a dedication to people, one's country, and a passion for work that constituted the founding principles of Kiyoshi Ichimura.

It is in keeping with those tenets and our embrace of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that we are accelerating our drive to help materialize sustainability for societies around the world. I believe that helping to resolve social issues through business is vital to corporate prosperity. Companies that fail to help bring SDGs to fruition can never survive. We will accordingly endeavor to enhance our businesses and management from financial and from environmental, social, and governance perspectives.

In April 2017, management outlined five issues of materiality — key social challenges — for attaining SDGs through our operations. We hope to become essential to each and every stakeholder, from employees and customers to business partners and investors, by contributing to better tomorrows in the communities around the globe that we are privileged to serve.