As part of our effort to solve the issue of global environmental protection, we have made a commitment to shape our image as “an environment-friendly company that supports lifestyle reform by offering safety, comfort, and convenience at levels that exceed our customers’ expectations” for 2020 and the future beyond. Taking our previous initiatives to practice environmentally friendly management one step further, we are now working to implement environmentally friendly management practices that evolve with our customers by engaging in business activities that are more closely coordinated with their activities. We established the RICOH Eco Business Development Center as a base for realizing this vision by reviving one of our disused factories. The center has three functions:
・ [Create] New Eco Business
・ [Continue] Reuse & Recycling Center
・ [Promote] Environmental Communications
In addition to producing our established lines of photocopiers and other environmentally conscious products, we are working together with our customers, partners, and the local community to create eco businesses in a broader range of fields as part of our ongoing endeavor to realize a sustainable society through open innovation from this site in Gotemba at the foot of Mount Fuji.