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Ricoh President & CEO Delivers Keynote Address at the Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony

The first Japanese company to join the Opening Ceremony

September 26, 2018

TOKYO, September 26, 2018 - Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced that on September 24, Jake Yamashita, its President and CEO, made a keynote speech at the Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony. Mr. Yamashita shared insights into the many ways in which Ricoh is taking action against climate change and the measurable results seen to date.

Climate Week NYC, now in its tenth year, is organized by The Climate Group, an international, non-profit organization. The group builds powerful networks, combining businesses and governments, that collaborate to shift global markets and policies. They act as a catalyst to drive innovation and scale-up new solutions, by leveraging the power of communication to stretch ambition and build pace. Ricoh was invited to the opening ceremony because of its long history of achievement, especially when tackling environmental issues. These include being the first Japanese company to join RE100* last year.


“Our Founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura created a company based on the Three Loves – Love your neighbor, Love your work, and Love your country,” said Mr. Yamashita, President and CEO of Ricoh Company., Ltd. “Love your country is to cherish the planet. Thanks to our visionary founder, sustainability is in Ricoh's DNA.”

Ricoh has tackled environmental issues based on our Sustainable Environmental Management Policy.

This policy was established in the 90's and set out to achieve the creation of both economic value at the same time as environmental protection.

In his speech, he concluded by saying “I am confident that it is only by taking action that we can act as a catalyst for change. Saving our planet requires leadership, action, and collaboration.”

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Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2018, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,063 billion yen (approx. 19.4 billion USD).
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