TOKYO, July 13, 2020 – Ricoh Company, Ltd. has once again been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), which are share price indexes for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments*1. Ricoh has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for 17 consecutive years since 2004, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) for four consecutive years since 2017.
“Ricoh has identified seven material issues, and set 14 ESG priority targets and incorporated them into the business strategies”, says Mikako Suzuki, Corporate Vice President of Ricoh and General Manager of Sustainability Management Division. “We will contribute to achieving the SDGs agreed upon by the international community by reinforcing our operational underpinnings to solve social issues and realize the society we are aiming for.”
FTSE Russell—a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group—has been selecting companies for inclusion in their FTSE4Good Index since 2001 and focuses on companies demonstrating strong ESG practices.
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was created in 2017, with a focus on Japanese companies, and has since been adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as its share price index for ESG investments.
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) was created in 2017 to evaluate companies in how they promote and maintain higher levels of gender diversity.
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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, communications 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 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
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