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Ricoh Awarded Silver Class Recognition in Sustainability Ratings of RobecoSAM

Tokyo, January 28, 2015 — Ricoh was selected for the Silver Class in the sustainability ratings of RobecoSAM, a Swiss company and one of the world’s leaders in socially responsible investment (SRI) assessments.


Each year, RobecoSAM assesses the sustainability of approximately 3,000 major companies worldwide in the three areas of Economy, Environment and Society, and announces the companies that it is including in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. RobecoSAM recognizes those selected for outstanding efforts in sustainability by granting Gold, Silver and Bronze Class awards in each industry group.

The ratings announced in January 2015 (Sustainability Yearbook 2015) consisted of 69 Gold Class companies, 54 Silver Class companies and 112 Bronze Class companies.

The Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry category which includes Ricoh had two companies selected as Gold Class and three selected as Silver Class. Ricoh received the industry’s highest assessment in the Innovation Management (includes R&D) category of the Economic Dimension, and in the Talent Attraction & Retention category of the Social Dimension, representing an improved ranking from Bronze Class last year to Silver Class this year.

Ricoh has also been selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, the UK-based FTSE Group’s social responsibility investment index, for 11 consecutive years. Having also earned a Prime assessment in the oekom sustainability ratings, Ricoh has earned worldwide recognition for its sustainability efforts.

As expectations have increased in recent years for companies to contribute to building a sustainable society, Ricoh has set a medium term goal to become an environmentally friendly company that provides customers with “confidence, comfort, and convenience” beyond their expectations and support lifestyle transformation. Ricoh will further promote its sustainable environmental management adopted since the late 1990s, including initiatives that simultaneously achieve environmental conservation and profit, and strive to achieve a sustainable society through its business creation and expansion.

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About Ricoh

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
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