TOKYO, May 30, 2017－The Ricoh Group will position a whole month, starting on Thursday, June 1, as “Ricoh Global Eco Action Month” and will conduct a special event, “Ricoh Global Eco Action 2017” to encourage Group company employees to think about the environment and take eco actions. In addition, the Ricoh Group will hold the “Common Action Day” for the entire Ricoh Group on Monday, June 5, which is the “United Nations World Environment Day.” “Ricoh Global Eco Action” began in 2006 and is organized annually. This year will mark the twelfth year of the event.
This year the Ricoh Group established the “Ricoh Group Environmental Goals” with the aim of achieving zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the entire value chain by 2050. The Ricoh Group will strengthen its measures for achieving a zero-carbon society based on the Paris Agreement that came into force last year.
To attain its goal, the Ricoh Group will need to adopt a range of measures, including numerous energy-saving activities and the active use of renewable energy, and also participating in, as the first Japanese company, RE100(*), a global initiative committed to actively using renewable energy.
The Ricoh Group also places great importance on activities such as Ricoh Global Eco Action, which provides an opportunity for each of Ricoh Group employees around the world about 100,000 to recognize the need to conserve the environment of our precious earth. The Ricoh Group will encourage participation in activities and sharing information through many opportunities with the aim of joining forces with employees, families, friends, local residents, and customers to expand the scope of eco action on an even larger scale.
A global initiative established by companies that agreed a goal of procuring 100% of the electricity required for their businesses from renewable energy sources. Ricoh has committed to using a minimum of 30% renewable energy by 2030, and 100% by 2050.
Major activities for this year are shown below.
This year the Ricoh Sustainability Management Division will award activities of employees that especially contribute to eco action rolled out around the world.
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline — imagine. change. — Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).
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