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Ricoh makes ‘Global 100’ List for 8th year in a row

TOKYO, Jan. 31, 2012 — Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced that Ricoh has been listed on the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the eighth consecutive year. Ricoh is one of a select few companies to make the Global 100 every year since the list was launched in 2005.

Billed as “the most extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment in existence,” the Global 100 is based on 11 specific key performance indicators for business and the environment. The Global 100 was announced Jan. 25 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, at a dinner hosted by Corporate Knights Inc., the company behind the award.

The Global 100 includes companies from 22 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of $3.02 trillion, and 5,285,645 million employees.

Takashi Nakamura, Ricoh Deputy President, responsible for CSR at Ricoh Company, Ltd., said, “We’re grateful for our consistent inclusion in the Global 100. It affirms our commitment to our customers, our people and the environment. We deeply believe business and the environment are complementary – in fact, interdependent – and try to express that belief in our operations and the services we provide.”

Caring for business and the environment
In 2005, Ricoh set aggressive goals for reducing its environmental impact. The company is progressing toward its long-term goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 87.5 per cent by 2050. In addition:

  • Ricoh was recognized by oekom research as one of the “World’s Best Office Electronics Companies in Social and Environmental Performance.”
  • Ricoh was selected as one of the “2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute.It was the company’s third listing in as many years.
  • Ricoh was listed for eight consecutive years in the FTSE4Good Index.
  • Ricoh was awarded first prize in “EFQM Sustainability Good Practice Competition” for the customer-focused Sustainability Optimisation Programme.
  • Ricoh has a global network of billboards powered exclusively by renewable energy.

While Ricoh is cited as a sustainable corporation itself, it is also committed to helping other organizations improve their sustainability through the products and services it delivers, including its Managed Document Services (MDS) program.

To learn more about Ricoh’s environmental commitment, please visit

Global 100 Key Performance Indicators
Energy Productivity (US$) Sales (US$) / Total direct and indirect energy consumption (gigajoules)
Carbon Productivity (US$) Sales (US$) / Total CO2 and CO2 equivalents emissions (tons)
Water Productivity (US$) Sales (US$) / Total water use (cubic meters)
Waste Productivity (US$) Sales (US$) / Total amount of waste produced (tons)
Leadership Diversity percentage of women Board Directors
CEO-to-average worker pay
Ratio of highest paid officer’s compensation to average employee compensation (3-year average)
% Tax Paid percentage reported tax obligation paid in cash (3-year average) Safety Productivity Sales (US$) / lost-time incidents*$50k and fatalities*$1M)
Sustainability Remuneration
Whether or not at least one senior officer has his/her pay linked to sustainability
Innovation Capacity R&D/sales (3-year average)
Employee Turnover Total Number of employees who leave the organization voluntarily or due to dismissal, retirement, or death in service as a percentage of the total employee numbers at the end of the reporting period.

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Jan 31, 2012

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