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Environmental data ― Scope 3 GHG emissions for FY2015

At the Ricoh Group, Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions for fiscal 2015 accounted for 83.9% of total emissions.

Within Scope 3, emissions were particularly large from Categories 1, 4 and 11, to which higher priority was given in exerting efforts to reduce emissions. For these three categories, we received third-party verification of calculation results related to reduction efforts from SGS Japan Inc., in order to increase their credibility. (For details, please click here.)

Scope 3 Categories

  CO2 Emissions
(1,000 tons)
Ratio to Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Scope1 178 5.8%
Scope2 320.0 10.3%
Scope3 Cat1 Purchased Goods and Services 768*1 24.8% 83.9%
Cat2 Capital Goods 267 8.6%
Cat3 Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 54 1.7%
Cat4 Upstream Transportation and Distribution 460*2 14.8%
Cat5 Waste Generated in Operations 21 0.7%
Cat6 Business Travel 20 0.6%
Cat7 Employee Commuting 90 2.9%
Cat8 Upstream Leased Assets 50 1.6%
Cat9 Downstream Transportation and Distribution 0.1 0.0%
Cat10 Processing of Sold Products 11 0.4%
Cat11 Use of Sold Products 564*3 18.2%
Cat12 End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products 42 1.4%
Cat13 Downstream Leased Assets 241 7.8%
Cat14 Franchises (NA) -
Cat15 Investments 9 0.3%
Scope 3 (Total for Cat1-15) 2,596 83.9%
Total Greenhouse Gas emissions 3,095 100.0%
  • *1For Cat 1 emissions, we received third-party verification totaling 287,000 t-CO2.
  • *2For Cat 4 emissions, we received third-party verification totaling 173,000 t-CO2.
  • *3For Cat 11 emissions, we received third-party verification totaling 537,000 t-CO2.
  • (“Cat” in the above table stands for “Category.”)

Approach to Calculation and the Calculation Method

In reference to multiple guidelines, we have calculated the amount of emissions based on product life, operation hours, various per-unit emission indices, and emission factors set based on our own data. In the future, we will continually review the calculation method, emission factors, and boundaries to increase calculation accuracy.

Calculation method for each of the categories

Cat1 Calculate by multiplying the total amount of purchased resources by the emission factor for each of the materials
Cat2 Calculate by multiplying the annual amount of capital investment by the emission factor
Cat3 Calculate by multiplying annual energy consumption by the emission factor
Cat4 Calculate for the transportation of cargo shipped by the Ricoh Group (excluding emissions included in Scope 1 and 2 totals)
Cat5 Calculate by multiplying by the emission factor the disposal weight of waste from the manufacturing facilities for each type classified in terms of disposal method (Changed from the previous method)
Cat6 Calculate for the entire Group based on Ricoh Co., Ltd.’s data (for Japan) and on data from sales companies in Europe (for overseas)

Calculated for the entire Group based on data for Ricoh Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies in Japan

Cat8 Calculate emissions from leased offices (excluding leased devices, automobiles, etc., since these are included in   Scope 1 and 2 totals) based on the number of people
(Also excluding emissions from leased offices that are included in Scope 1 and 2 totals)
Cat9 Calculate emissions from the transportation of products that are not shipped by the Ricoh Group
Cat10 Calculate by multiplying the amount of products that are not final products by the emission factor
Cat11 Calculate based on the assumed usage and life of the sold products
Cat12 Calculate based on the weight of the sold products and LCA data on emissions from the disposal of Ricoh products (Changed from the previous method)
Cat13 Calculate emissions from the use of assets leased by the Ricoh Group’s leasing company (Ricoh Leasing) based on the per-category quantity and emission factor. (Exclude emissions from leased Ricoh products and emissions from assets leased to the Ricoh Group)
Cat14 Not applicable (The Ricoh Group has no emissions from this category.)
Cat15 Calculate based on emissions from the companies of which Ricoh Co., Ltd. owns shares as well as based on the shareholding ratio

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