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About the Ricoh Group

Commitment to Society

A signatory to international agreements and policy guidelines, the Ricoh Group is fully committed to achieving a sustainable society.

April 2002 Becomes the second Japanese company to sign the UN Global Compact
June 2007 Signs Caring for Climate: the Business Leadership Platform of the UN Global Compact
May 2008 Signs the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity
December 2008 Signs the CEO Statement for the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN
July 2009 Participates in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership as a founding member
December 2010 Announces its support for the Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change
February 2011 Signs a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles by the UN Global Compact
November 2012 Participates in the Carbon Price initiative to counter climate change
September 2014 Announces its support for the World Bank Group’s Put a Price on Carbon Statement
September 2014 Announces its support for the Trillion Tonne Communiqué, a call to keep cumulative CO2 emissions below a trillion tonnes

Major Awards and Recognition

Many international awards attest to the excellence of Ricoh Group products and business operations.

January 2012 Selected by oekom research AG as the world’s best performing business for sustainability performance in the IT industry
January 2012 RICOH Pro C901/C901S receives the Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ in the Energy Conservation Grand Prize for excellent energy conservation equipment
January 2012 Receives the Excellence Award in the 15th Environmental Report Award in Japan
August 2012 Recognized by global consulting firm Deloitte as one of the top six global organizations ready for a “green and inclusive economy”
October 2012 Ricoh’s reconstruction support activities in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake are given the International Association for Universal Design Award
October 2012 Receives the highest rank for environmental contributions from the Development Bank of Japan
October 2012 Recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project for publication of information concerning climate change
November 2012 Awarded by the Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry for ecologically-sound packaging
December 2012 Selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators by Thomson Reuters
January 2013 Ricoh’s CSR activities are given the 10th Corporate Philanthropy Award
March 2013 Selected as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute (U.S.) for the fifth year in a row
March 2013 Included in the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s Diversity Management Selection 100
July 2013 Designated a leader in MPS by IDC for the third year in a row
January 2014 Receives Bronze Award in RobecoSAM’s survey of corporate sustainability
January 2014 Selected as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the 10th consecutive year
May 2014 Selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index, a leading stock index for sustainability investment for 11 years in a row
September 2014 Becomes a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices for socially responsible investment for the second year in a row

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Sponsorships to Develop Future Leaders

The Ricoh Group is a leading sponsor of student technology competitions.

RICOH & JavaTM Developer Challenge 2013 (Japan)

RICOH & Java Developer Challenge 2013 (Japan)