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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
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
November 2020
  • Joins 30% Club Japan aiming to increase the ratio of woman executives in Japan
March 2021
  • joins World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) GREEN of the United Nations as a contributing partner
April 2022
  • Participates in the 30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity
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 Recognitionas of April 2024

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

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, compiled by Dow Jones & Company and sustainability investment research firm S&P Global, was the first global sustainability index to assess a company's corporate sustainability from the economic, environmental, and social development perspectives. Ricoh received high evaluations in all areas of “Governance & Economic,” “Environment,” and “Social.”
Ricoh has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2020 and in the Asia Pacific Index since 2018.

Sustainability Yearbook

Sustainability Yearbook

Ricoh has been selected as a member of the Sustainability Yearbook 2024, with a score within the top 1%* in its industry, by S&P Global, an American company and one of the world's leaders in corporate ratings.
In the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry, two companies including Ricoh were in the top 1% and five others in the top 5%. This marks the sixth consecutive year, since 2019, that Ricoh has been selected as a member of the Sustainability Yearbook.

*as of February 7, 2024

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.

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is created by global index provider FTSE Russell. It reflects the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices relative to their respective sectors and is designed to be sector neutral.

MSCI ESG Ratings

THE USE BY RICOH OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES (“MSCI”) DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF RICOH BY MSCI. MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.


MSCI ESG Ratings

The MSCI ESG Ratings, conducted by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), assess how well companies manage ESG risks and rate them on a seven-point scale of AAA to CCC according to their exposure to ESG risks and how well they manage those risks relative to peers.
Ricoh has received the highest rating of AAA in the MSCI ESG Ratings, a globally recognized benchmark for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investments, in February 2024. Up from the previous AA rating, this is Ricoh's first time to receive AAA rating based on its high marks in Human Capital Development and Governance categories, as well as significant improvements in the disclosure of all categories.

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.

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index

MSCI targets the top 700 Japanese stocks by market capitalization, comprehensively grasps ESG risks from each industry, and selects companies with relatively excellent ESG evaluations. It has been adopted as the ESG investment index of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund.

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

One of the world's leading rating agencies for sustainable investments, ISS ESG has given the Ricoh Group a Prime sustainability rating.
The Ricoh Group received a Prime rating on the ISS ESG Corporate Rating consecutively.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis

Ricoh has been awarded a Gold rating from EcoVadis, the world's most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings. Placing Ricoh amongst the top 5% of companies assessed, this marks Ricoh's tenth consecutive year since 2014 to receive this recognition.

CDP CLIMATE

CDP CLIMATE and WATER

Ricoh's global leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change and water security disclosure have been recognized by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its 2023 A list. This double A score marks Ricoh's first selection on the water security A list and fourth consecutive year on the climate change A list since 2020.

CDP SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT LEADER

Supplier Engagement Leader

Ricoh has been selected as one of the Supplier Engagement Leaders for disclosing actionable, high quality environmental data, the highest score based on the Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) by CDP, a non-profit organization that runs the leading global disclosure system for environmental impacts. This marks the fourth consecutive selection for Ricoh.
In SER, CDP evaluates organizations in four key areas of the CDP climate change questionnaire related to governance, targets, Scope 3 emissions accounting and supplier engagement, in addition to factoring in the overall CDP climate change performance, and rates them on an eight-point scale of A to D-. Approximately 450 companies, were recognized as Supplier Engagement Leaders in 2023.

Digital Transformation Stocks 2022

Digital Transformation Stocks 2022

Ricoh was selected for the first time as one of the Digital Transformation (DX) Stocks 2022, jointly conducted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The DX Stocks is a recognition system for companies that are engaged in digital transformation, utilizing digital technology to radically transform such as their business models that lead to new growth and strengthen competitiveness.
Ricoh is one of the 33 companies selected as the DX Stocks 2022 for its efforts to utilize AI technology and data at production sites and customer business sites.

2024 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

Ricoh has been rated as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. This marks the 12th selection for Ricoh, which was selected for 10 consecutive years from 2005 to 2014, and following last year's selection.
The Global 100 is an annual ranking of the world's most sustainable corporations published by Canada-based Corporate Knights. The assessment is executed across key indicators including environmental, social and governance performance, sustainable revenue, sustainable investment, climate-related lobbying activities, and sustainability pay link.

Morningstar® Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index

Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index

This is an index selected by Morningstar, which emphasizes companies where Gender Diversity Policy has become ingrained as a corporate culture, and companies that promise equal opportunities to their employees regardless of gender. It has been adopted as the ESG investment index by GPIF. Companies are classified into five groups based on their scores, and Ricoh was selected in the highest-ranking Group 1 in July 2023.

December 2021
  • Recognized as “Prime” on the ISS ESG Corporate Rating consecutively
June 2022
  • Selected as Digital Transformation Stocks 2022
July 2023
  • Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, a socially responsible investment index, for the 20th consecutive year
  • Included for the seventh straight year in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which measures the ESG practices of Japanese companies
  • Included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index since 2022
  • Included in the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index for a seventh straight year
  • Included in the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index since 2022
  • S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index *continues to be included since 2018
  • Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index  first time
  • Selected for inclusion in six major ESG Indices for Japanese equities adopted by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund
December 2023
  • Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Asia Pacific Index consecutively
January 2024
  • Selected as one of the 2024 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
February 2024
  • Recognized with double ‘A’ score for climate action and water security leadership in CDP A List
  • Selected as a member of the Sustainability Yearbook 2024 by S&P Global
March 2024
  • Received the highest rating of AAA in the MSCI ESG Ratings
  • Recognized as a CDP Supplier Engagement Leader for the fourth consecutive year
April 2024
  • Awarded Gold Rating in EcoVadis for sustainability performance continuously since 2014

Major Awards

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

February 2022
  • Receives Minister of State for Regional Revitalization's Telework Award for Regional Revitalization, sponsored by Cabinet Office
November 2022
  • Achieves first-place ranking for eighth consecutive year in two J.D. Power IT-related customer satisfaction survey categories (Ricoh Japan)
December 2022
  • Wins Award of Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications in the top one hundred telework pioneers
  • Earns the highest rating in the 11th Quality Management Level Research by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers
  • Wins the Special Award in the Telework Promotion category at the Japan Telework Award 2022 by Japan Telework Association (Ricoh Japan)
February 2023
  • Wins the Innovation Prize at the NIKKEI Smart Work Awards 2023
March 2023
  • Recognized under the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program, also known as White 500
  • Selected as “Excellent TCFD Disclosure” by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund consecutively
April 2023
  • The RICOH THETA X and the RICOH Pro Z75 win the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023
June 2023
  • Ricoh joins Asia-Pacific Climate Leaders list for two consecutive years compiled by the Financial Times and research provider Statista
September 2023
  • Received the METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Minister's Award at the sixth EcoPro Awards
  • Positioned as a Leader in 2023 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Print Transformation
  • Recognized as one of the World's Best Companies of 2023 by TIME magazine
  • J.D. Power rates Ricoh No. 1 in customer satisfaction study for 2023 in the color laser printer segment
October 2023
  • Ricoh Ena Forest certified as Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures by Ministry of Environment, Japan
November 2023
  • Earns a perfect five-star rating in the 7th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey
  • Earns a perfect five-star rating in the 5th Nikkei SDGs Management Survey
January 2024
  • Named a Leader in 2023 IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Sustainability Programs and Services
February 2024
  • Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund chooses Ricoh Group Integrated Report 2023 as excellent integrated report
  • Ranked among the top 50 companies in Carbon Clean200™ 2024 list
March 2024
  • Named in the “Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2024” list of Clarivate Plc for excellence at the very top of the global innovation ecosystem
  • Received the Award for Excellence at the NIKKEI Integrated Report Award for two consecutive years
  • Received Bronze award in Asia's Best Integrated Report (Value Creation) category at the 9th Asia Integrated Reporting Awards
  • Received iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 for three digital products in the “Product” category
  • Positioned by Gartner® in its 2024 Magic Quadrant for Outsourced Digital Workplace Services for fourth consecutive year
  • Received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award at the 32nd Global Environment Award