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Commitment and Recognition

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 (Ricoh)
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
  • Announces its support for The Carbon Price Communiqué to counter climate change
September 2014
  • Announces its endorsement of the Initiative to Support the World Bank Group's Carbon Pricing
  • Announces its support for The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, a call to keep cumulative CO2 emissions below a trillion tonnes
February 2017
  • Joins Ikuboss Alliance (Ricoh Japan)
April 2017
  • Becomes the first Japanese company to join the RE100, a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses
August 2018
  • Commits to recommendations of Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
October 2018
  • Signs Japan Climate Action Summit declaration*1
November 2018
  • Joins Ikuboss Alliance (Ricoh Industrial Solutions)
August 2019
  • The first Japanese company to participate in the Business for Inclusive Growth initiative (Ricoh)
November 2019
  • Joins the Responsible Business Alliance, the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to CSR in global supply chains
December 2019
  • Registered as ZEB (Net Zero Energy Building) leading owner (Ricoh Japan)
January 2020
  • Joins Ikuboss Alliance (Ricoh)
    2017: Ricoh Japan/2018: Ricoh Industrial Solutions
March 2020
  • Science Based Targets Initiative approves Ricoh's new environmental goals which align with their 1.5°C criteria
June 2020
  • Endorsed uniting businesses and governments to better recover from COVID-19
  1. Japan Climate Action
    Summit declaration This event was in October 2018, ahead of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, convened in December that year. The summit was held to issue a strong message from the attending 157 Japanese companies and government and other bodies on measures to combat global warming.
United Nations Global Compact

United Nations Global Compact

This voluntary worldwide initiative encourages companies and organizations to act as good members of society by being responsible and creative leaders and help materialize achieve sustainable growth. Companies are encouraged to implement and comply with this initiative's Ten Principles, covering such areas as human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

RE100

RE100

The Climate Group launched this global corporate initiative in 2014 to bring together companies committed to 100% renewable energy. That U.K.-based international environmental nongovernment organization had 164 corporate members worldwide as of February 2019.

ESG Index Inclusion and Recognition(as of November 2020)

The Ricoh Group has earned regard externally for its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives. ESG indexes in Japan and abroad have included Ricoh's stock.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM of Switzerland jointly developed the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, conducting an annual analysis of corporate sustainability from environmental, social, and governance perspectives to rank outstanding companies comprehensively on the basis of sustainability and market capitalization.
Ricoh Group Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.
And also Included in the Asia Pacific Index for the third consecutive year.

SAM Sustainability Award

SAM Sustainability Award

In January 2020, Ricoh Group was awarded Bronze Class in SAM Sustainability Award program, a basis for inclusion in above index, for second consecutive year.

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Russell developed the FTSE4Good Index. Since 2001, that wholly owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group has selected companies with strong environmental, social, and governance practices for inclusion in that benchmark.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

This benchmark was created in 2017 to focus on Japanese companies. The Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan has since adopted that benchmark as its share price index for environmental, social, and governance investments.

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

This index calculates scores for companies based on disclosure relating to the proportions of women hired and managerial positions held by women and diversity initiatives. It includes companies with long-term sustainable growth prospects. Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund uses this benchmark in selecting equities for investment.

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's largest independent index companies, builds the index based on the Trucost carbon emissions data. This index targets TOPIX constituent companies that have a high carbon efficiency within the same industry based on market capitalization, and increases the investment weight of companies disclose information on greenhouse gas emissions. It is also a global environmental stock index adopted by GPIF in 2018, and Ricoh has been continuously included in the index since then.

ISS ESG Corporate Rating

ISS ESG Corporate Rating

This is one of the world's leading rating agencies for sustainable investments. The Ricoh Group received a “Prime” sustainability rating from that institution.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis

This entity assesses suppliers from over 160 countries and across 200 business sectors on corporate policies, initiatives and achievements in areas concerning the environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The Ricoh Group ranked within the top 5% of all EcoVadis surveyed companies.

October 2017
  • Recognized for leadership on climate action and included on the Climate A List by CDP
April 2018
  • Recognized as “Prime” on the ISS ESG Corporate Rating
January 2020
  • Awarded Gold Rating in EcoVadis supplier survey continuously since 2014
  • Awarded Bronze Class in SAM Sustainability Award program for second consecutive year
June 2020
  • Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, a socially responsible investment index, for the 17th consecutive year
  • Included for the fourth straight year in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which measures the ESG practices of Japanese companies
  • Included in MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index for a fourth straight year
November 2020
  • Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
  • Included in the Asia Pacific Index for the third consecutive year

Major Awards

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

April 2019
  • High-end RICOH GR III compact digital camera and RICOH THETA Z1 win prizes in their categories in 2019 TIPA Photo & Imaging Awards (Ricoh Imaging)
  • Receives Contribution Award in 51st Ichimura Technology Awards for creating slim 360° camera employing twin lens folded optics
May 2019
  • Receives Special Encouragement Award in Nikkei DUAL's Childraising-Friendly Companies Grand Prix 2019
June 2019
  • RICOH Pro VC70000 wins EDP Award 2019
August 2019
  • No. 1 in the System Operating Service Sector of Nikkei Computer Customer Satisfaction Survey 2019-2020
October 2019
  • RICOH Handy Printer and five other products win Good Design Awards
  • Placed first for fifth consecutive year in two J.D. Power IT-related customer satisfaction survey categories (Independent/User/Office Equipment Systems Integrator segment and 2019 IT Equipment Maintenance Service Customer Satisfaction Survey [Server Equipment])
November 2019
  • Ricoh and Ricoh IT Solutions receive special commendations in Shining Telework Award of Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare and Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Ricoh Japan wins Top 100 Telework Pioneers award from Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
  • Receives Director-General for Technology Policy Coordination and Industrial and Product Safety prize in the Product
  • Safety Awards of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
December 2019
  • Certified as a top of “Eruboshi” Company based on the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace (Ricoh Japan)
  • RICOH THETA Z1 360° camera receives The Optical Design Grand Prize at the 22nd Optical Design Awards
  • Receives Environmental Value Award at the Nikkei SDGs Management Award 2019
January 2020
  • RICOH Handy Printer wins 2019 Nikkei Outstanding Product/Service Award Outstanding Award Nikkei MJ Award
  • IDC MarketScape names Ricoh a Leader in print and document security worldwide
February 2020
  • Receives Nano Material Award at Nano Tech Awards 2020 for solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell module
  • Ricoh named a worldwide leader in high-speed inkjet in new IDC MarketScape report
  • Integrated Report and ESG Data Book receive Special Jury Commendation Awards in 23rd Environmental Communication Awards
  • Receives Bronze Award in Environmental Sustainable Enterprises category of Ministry of the Environment's ESG Finance Awards Japan
  • Wins iF DESIGN AWARDS for the High-end RICOH GR III compact digital camera and RICOH THETA Z1 360° camera
March 2020
  • Recognized under the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, also known as White 500 (Ricoh, Ricoh Leasing, Ricoh Japan, Ricoh Technologies and Ricoh IT Solutions)
  • In-house IT engineer certification system acquires “Certified information engineer system company certification” of the Information Processing Society of Japan (Ricoh IT Solutions)
April 2020
  • Ricoh IT Solutions wins i-Competency Dictionary Gold Star award
June 2020
  • RICOH Pro VC70000 wins Technology Award of the Imaging Society of Japan
July 2020
  • Ricopy BS-1, released in 1965 receives Mechanical Engineering Heritage certification
September 2020
  • J.D. Power rates Ricoh no. 1 in customer satisfaction for 2020 in small office market segment for color MFPs and in color laser printer segment