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Performance data -Environmental Accounting, etc-

Eco Balance

Eco Balance(FY2011)

Eco Balance(FY2011)

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  • The GHG Protocol categorizes emissions into three broad scopes:
  • Scope 1: All direct GHG emissions from sources owned or controlled by the reporting entity, including fossil fuels
  • Scope 2: Indirect GHG emissions from the consumption of electricity, heat, etc., purchased by the reporting entity
  • Scope 3: Other indirect GHG emissions from a variety of activities conducted by supply chains related to the reporting entity, ranging from the production of purchased materials to transportation/use of products and waste disposal.

Procurement of raw materials and parts
  • Approximately 80% of paper is purchased for use in offices (including estimates for sites outside Japan). This percentage may change, as accuracy of data collection will be improved in the future.
  • The products subject to accounting consist of copiers, printers, digital duplicators, facsimiles, digital cameras, electronic devices, embedded modules, thermal media, gas meters, toners, cartridges and peripheral equipment.
  • GHG emissions coefficients used in the calculations are developed based on the LCA database published by JLCA and using Ricoh’s database.

Business sites
  • Regarding the amount of chemical substances handled, discharged and transferred, data on substances covered by the Japanese PRTR Act is collected from the Group’s sites inside and outside Japan.
  • Tabulated environmental impact data obtained from individual sites is separately provided on our website.

Logistics and transportation
  • Data for Japan covers transportation of cargo shipped by Ricoh or Ricoh Japan. For data outside Japan, international transportation is also subject to the calculations.

  • For GHG emissions, electricity consumption from the use of copiers and printers is used for calculations.
  • GHG emissions coefficients for electricity use (kg-CO2e/kWh) are developed using Ricoh’s database. The calculations are also based on the average emission factor for all energy sources issued by electricity utilities in fiscal 2000 (0.378) and reflect non-CO2 GHG emissions related to procurement of fuels and energy use.

Collection and recycling
  • Data for office equipment and supplies are subject to collection and recycling accounting (excluding some areas outside Japan).