TOKYO, May 30, 2019 – The Ricoh Group announces its “Ricoh Global SDGs Action 2019”, a month long event starting on June 1. This event encourages Group company employees to think about how to achieve the SDGs and to take action with a sense of global unity.
Of the 17 SDGs, the Ricoh Group focuses on the 8 we can contribute to by resolving social issues through our business. We are progressing a number of initiatives which contribute to achieving the SDGs having linked them to our corporate philosophy, business strategies, and environmental management. In recent years, every June, we organized an event called “Global Eco Action” which got employees to think about the environment, by linking it to the United Nations' World Environment Day, on June 5. From 2019 onwards, Ricoh Global Eco Action is now changing its name to Ricoh Global SDGs Action. We aim to accelerate our contributions towards achieving the SDGs and encourage all employees in the Group to think and act, not only by doing eco-actions such as global warming countermeasures toward realizing a zero-carbon society, but also by addressing a broader range of social issues.
We aim to leverage the know-how that we have built up through our Global Eco Action events and work together with customers and societies across the globe, as we expand our actions to help achieve the SDGs.
We will invite individuals who implement initiatives that resolve social issues through business to explain their ideas and listen first hand to frontline initiatives under the theme “From the Frontlines: Lessons to Help Contribute to Achieving the SDGs Through Business”
The Ricoh Sustainability Management Division will award some of the worldwide activities registered in the database as examples of especially notable contributions “to contribute to achieving the SDGs.”
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