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Environmental data: Performance data -Pollution Prevention-

The VOC emissions data reported for fiscal 2012 and beyond have been verified by an independent certification body (Data for fiscal 2021 verified by SGS Japan Inc.).
Results for other air pollutants reported for the same years are not applicable to third-party verification.

Environmentally sensitive substances

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged
image:Changes in the amount of environmentally sensitive substances used and discharged

PRTR-target substances

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Company, Ltd. (production sites), production subsidiaries inside and outside Japan

Unit Results
FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Amount used ton 1,672.8 1,467.6 1,111.6 1,183.9
Amount discharged ton 221.4 185.8 175.7 205.9
Amount transferred ton 70.1 79.0 49.2 58.4
  • *Data regarding Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances and Class 1 Specific Designated Chemical Substances subject to the PRTR Law in Japan are totals.

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Air pollutants

Scope of data collection: Production sites of the Ricoh Group

Unit Results
FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
SOx ton 3.5 2.5 2.0 3.7
NOx ton 65.5 77.0 53.8 46.5
VOC*1*2*3 ton 626 531 473 535
  • *1 Four electrical and electronics associations formulated volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions reduction initiatives that subject to 20 chemical substances to tighter regulation. The Ricoh Group joined their endeavor and is promoting VOC emissions reduction.
  • *2 Business sites in Japan whose annual handling amount for each substance reaches a ton or more are included as tabulation subjects.
  • * Data coverage: 99.7%
  • * Thrid-Party verification ratio: 90.7%

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Underground Water Contamination

Scope of data collection: Ricoh Group (As of June 2021)

Business site Trigger To Start Survey Pollutant Survey Result
(mg/l)*1
Standard / Reference
Name Of Regulation / Law Value (mg/l)
Japan Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Okazaki Plant
Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.30 Environmental quality standards for groundwater (Specified based on Basic Environment Act) 0.01
Cadmium 0.263 0.003
Hexavalent chromium 1.63 0.05
Ricoh Elemex Corporation,
Ena Plant
Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene 0.25 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.20 0.01
Hexavalent chromium 0.27 0.05
Fluorine 2.4 0.8
Ohmori Office Voluntary*2 Trichloroethylene 0.04 0.01
Ricoh Industrial Solutions Inc., Hanamaki Office Voluntary*2 1,2-dichloroethylene*3 0.04 0.04
Trichloroethylene 0.17 0.01
Tetrachloroethylene 0.28 0.01
Arsenic 0.01 0.01
Outside of Japan Ricoh Industrie France S.A.S. (France) Voluntary*2 Tetrachloroethylene 0.29 Each master plan for improvement and water manegement (Prefectural Authorization to operate Order) 0.01
Ricoh Electronics Inc., Irvine Plant (U.S.A.) For Regulation Tetrachloroethylene 3.1 California Regional Water Quality Control Board 0.1
  • *1The numerical value at the monitoring well where the average value of a fiscal year is the highest
  • *2 Investigation Provided in Ricoh group standard
  • *3 For RINS Hanamaki, data for cis-1,2-dichloroethylene are indicated.
  • * The above table indicates only data exceeding target values.
  • * Below-standard, negligible levels of pollution were detected at five domestic and overseas sites.

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