Tokyo,May31,2010--As part of Ricoh Global Eco Action, Ricoh (President and CEO: Shiro Kondo), will turn off the lights on billboards, on Ricoh logo signboards and in the facilities at all Group companies around the world on the night of June 4 (Friday)(*), the evening before June 5 (Saturday), which is United Nations World Environment Day. In addition, all Group companies in Japan will turn off their lights on June 21 and July 7, in line with the CO2 Reduction/Lights Off Campaign organized by the Japan Ministry of the Environment. The 100% eco-powered billboards in Osaka and New York will be excluded. Further, the week from May 31 (Monday) through June 5 (Saturday) will be named “Ricoh Global Eco Action Week,” with the aim of widespread, sustained Eco Actions by Group employees.
Ricoh Global Eco Action began in 2006 as an environmental event for enhancing awareness among Group company employees and promoting environmentally friendly thinking and actions. The theme for the fifth year of Ricoh Global Eco Action is “Think & Act! Think and act on your own. Come up with your own unique Eco Actions!” Employees are encouraged to leave the office early, focus on energy conservation at work and at home, host and participate in environmental events, and take other actions that reflect each individual’s concerns for the environment. These events are announced via posters,mail news and in-house broadcasting, and through the transmission and sharing of information on the environmental portal site for Group company employees and dedicated databases on the intranet.
Ricoh wishes to continue with the Ricoh Global Eco Action on a yearly basis in a bid to expand its global network of environmental conservation from Group employees to their families, friends, business partners and clients.
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|This has previously taken place on June 5 every year to coincide with United Nations World Environment Day. Because June 5 falls on a Saturday this year, the preceding working day, June 4, will be the eco action day for the entire Ricoh Group, and the lights will be turned off on this date.|