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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
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
  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 December 2021)

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 & Company of the United States and sustainability investment research firm S&P Global jointly developed these indices, analyzing corporate sustainability from economic, environmental, and social perspectives.
Ricoh Group included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since 2020 and in the Asia Pacific Index since 2018.

Sustainability Award - Gold Class 2022 / S&P Global

Sustainability Award

Ricoh was selected for the Gold Class in the sustainability ratings by S&P Global, an American company and one of the world's leaders in socially responsible investment (SRI) assessments.
Ricoh is included in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics category, which had one Gold Class company, four Silver Class and two Bronze companies selected.

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

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

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.

CDP CLIMATE

CDP CLIMATE

CDP is an international NGO working in the environmental field. It's activities cover three areas: “climate change,” “water,” and “forest.” In each field, it rates companies that respond to a questionnaire on a scale of 8, with A the highest, going down from A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, to D-.
The Ricoh Group has featured in the CDP “A List” for climate action leadership since 2020.

CDP SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT LEADER 2021

Supplier Engagement Leaderboard

Ricoh was placed on the prestigious CDP2021 Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard by CDP.
CDP's annual Supplier Engagement Rating (SER) is designed to evaluate and spur action on corporate supply chain engagement on climate issues, based on the CDP climate change questionnaire. The CDP surveys more than 6,000 companies worldwide. The highest-rated companies are celebrated in the Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard, and Ricoh is among the top 8% (approx. 500 companies) of the total assessed companies, of which 105 are Japanese.

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.

July 2021
  • Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, a socially responsible investment index, for the 18th consecutive year
  • Included for the fifth 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 fifth straight year
November 2021
  • Included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Asia Pacific Index consecutively
December 2021
  • Recognized as “Prime” on the ISS ESG Corporate Rating consecutively
  • Included on the CDP climate change A List since 2020
February 2022
  • Awarded Gold Class recognition in sustainability ratings by S&P Global
  • Earned a place on the prestigious “CDP2021 Supplier Engagement Leaderboard” consecutively
March 2022
  • Awarded Gold Rating in EcoVadis supplier survey continuously since 2014
June 2022
  • Selected as Digital Transformation Stocks 2022

Major Awards

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

July 2020
  • Ricopy BS-1, released in 1965 receives Mechanical Engineering Heritage certification
January 2021
  • Received Promotion Award at the 21st Telework Promotion Award
March 2021
  • 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)
  • Received the second prize at the 2021 J-Win Diversity Award
June 2021
  • Received DX certification set by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
September 2021
  • J.D. Power rates Ricoh No. 1 in customer satisfaction survey for 2021 in large and middle office market segment for color MFPs and in color laser printer segment
October 2021
  • Achieves first-place ranking for seventh consecutive year in two J.D. Power IT-related customer satisfaction survey categories (Independent/User/Office Equipment Systems Integrator segment and 2021 IT Equipment Maintenance Service Customer Satisfaction Survey [Server Equipment])
November 2021
  • Places first in three J.D. Power corporate technical support call center satisfaction survey categories (server division, PC/tablet division and copier/printer division)
  • Earns a perfect 5 star rating in the 5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey
  • Earns a perfect 5 star rating for third consecutive year at the 3rd Nikkei SDGs Management Survey
February 2022
  • Named in Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators 2022 list of Clarivate Plc for excellence at top of global innovation system
  • Receives Minister of State for Regional Revitalization's Telework Award for Regional Revitalization, sponsored by Cabinet Office
  • Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund chooses Ricoh Group Integrated Report 2021 as excellent integrated report, with five asset managers giving it the most votes