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Environmental data:Performance data -Pollution Prevention-

Note

The VOC emissions data reported for fiscal 2012 and beyond have been verified by an independent certification body (Data for fiscal 2017 verified by SGS Japan Inc., 100% coverage).
Results for other air pollutants reported for the same years are not applicable to third-party verification.

Environmentally sensitive substances

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged
image:Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged

  • *From the 18th Environmental Action Plan, actual value is used for chemicals used in particularly large amounts at the Ricoh Group’s sites.

PRTR-target substances

Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company, Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries in Japan

Unit Results
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Amount used ton 1590.2 1814.2 1450.2 1389.3 1531.9
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
166.8 216.0 190.4 181.0 191.5
Amount discharged ton 99.4 222.1 217.8 207.5 215.1
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
10.4 26.4 28.6 27.0 26.9
Amount transferred ton 66.5 87.2 81.1 77.5 72.8
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
7.0 10.4 10.7 10.1 9.1

Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Production subsidiaries outside Japan

Unit Results
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Amount used ton 48.6 41.4 36.9 37.1 41.1
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
3.8 3.0 2.5 2.9 3.3
Amount discharged ton 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.1 0.5
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
0.06 0.06 0.04 0.09 0.04
Amount transferred ton 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Japan / Outside Japan

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries inside and outside Japan

Unit Results
FY2013 FY2014 FY2014 FY2016 FY2017
Amount used ton 1638.9 1855.7 1487.1 1426.4 1573.0
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
73.3 83.1 67.3 70.3 76.2
Amount discharged ton 100.1 222.9 218.4 208.6 215.5
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
4.5 10.0 9.9 10.3 10.4
Amount transferred ton 66.5 87.2 81.1 77.5 72.8
Basic unit of sales kg/
100 million yen
3.0 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.5
  • *Data regarding Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances and Class 1 Specific Designated Chemical Substances subject to the PRTR Law in Japan are totals.

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PCBs

Scope of data collection: Ricoh group companies in Japan (as of March 31, 2018)

Chemical substances that are subject to strict storage regulations Unit Stored
Capacitors (including 10 kg or less) No. of unit 6
Fluorescent ballast No. of unit 2,955
Pressure-sensitive copying paper kg 130
Other equipment No. of unit 11
PCB-contaminated object kg 29

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Air pollutants

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Unit Results
FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
SOx ton 3.6 3.4 2.9 4.4 3.5
NOx ton 58.9 60.1 64.2 70.5 65.3
VOC*1*2*3 ton 389 396 433 580 585
  • *1Four electrical and electronics associations formulated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduction initiatives that subject to 20 chemical substances to tighter regulation. The Ricoh Group joined their endeavor and is promoting VOC emissions reduction.
  • *2 Business sites whose annual handling amount for each substance reaches a ton or more are included as tabulation subjects.
  • *3 The figure for FY2016 include the RICOH INDUSTRY CO., LTD. GOTEMBA Reuse & Recycle Center. The amount handled by the Center for FY2015 (from August 2015 to March 2016) was three tons.

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Underground Water Contamination

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Group (FY 2017)

Business site Survey
(voluntary/
mandatory)
Target substance Highest yearly
averaged density
recorded at monitored
spots (mg/L)*1
Reference standard & value
Reference standard Reference value
(mg/L)
Japan Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Okazaki Plant
Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.20 Environmental quality standards for groundwater (Specified based on Basic Environment Act) 0.01
Cadmium 0.170 0.003
Hexavalent chromium 1.40 0.05
Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Ena Plant
Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.09 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.18 0.01
Hexavalent chromium 0.25 0.05
Fluorine 3.9 0.8
Ohmori Office Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.05 0.01
Ricoh Industrial Solutions Inc., Hanamaki Office Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene*3 0.10 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.20 0.01
Tetrachloroethylene 0.20 0.01
Chloroethylene 0.009 0.002
Arsenic 0.02 0.01
Outside of Japan Ricoh Industrie France S.A.S. (France) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 0.25 Each master plan for improvement and water manegement (Prefectural Authorization to operate Order) 0.01
Ricoh Electronics Inc., Irvine Plant (U.S.A.) For Regulation Tetrachloroethylene 1.8 EPA Regulation 0.1
  • *1 The numerical value of the point where the average value of a fiscal year is the highest
  • *2 Investigation Provided in Ricoh group standard
  • *3 For RINS Hanamaki, data for cis-1,2-dichloroethylene are indicated.
  • * The above table indicates only data exceeding target values.
  • * Below-standard, negligible levels of pollution were detected at five domestic and overseas sites.

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