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Environmental data ― Scope 3 GHG emissions for FY2021

At the Ricoh Group, Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions for fiscal 2021 accounted for 85.9% of total emissions.

Within Scope 3, emissions were particularly large from Categories 1, 4 and 11, for which environmental targets have been set to reduce emissions. For Categories 1, 4 and 11, we received third-party verification of calculation results related to reduction efforts from SGS Japan Inc., in order to increase their credibility.

Scope 3 Categories

  Ratio to Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions CO2 Emissions
(1,000 tons)
Total Greenhouse Gas emissions (Total for Scope 1-3) 100.0% 1,799
Scope1 6.2% 111
Scope2 7.9% 142
Scope3 85.9% 1,546
   Cat. 1 Purchased Goods and Services 34.2% 615
Cat. 2 Capital Goods 6.2% 111
Cat. 3 Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 1.9% 34
Cat. 4 Upstream Transportation and Distribution 25.2% 454
Cat. 5 Waste Generated in Operations 0.8% 15
Cat. 6 Business Travel 0.5% 9
Cat. 7 Employee Commuting 2.8% 50
Cat. 8 Upstream Leased Assets - (N/A)
Cat. 9 Downstream Transportation and Distribution 0.0% 0.1
Cat. 10 Processing of Sold Products 0.7% 12
Cat. 11 Use of Sold Products 11.6% 209
Cat. 12 End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products 1.6% 28
Cat. 13 Downstream Leased Assets - (N/A)
Cat. 14 Franchises - (N/A)
Cat.15 Investments 0.5% 9
  • * “Cat” in the above table stands for “Category” under Scope 3.

Approach to Calculation and the Calculation Method

In reference to multiple guidelines, we have calculated the amount of emissions based on product life, operation hours, various per-unit emission indices, and emission factors set based on our own data. In the future, we will continually review the calculation method, emission factors, and boundaries to increase calculation accuracy.

Calculation method for each of the categories

Cat.1 Calculate by multiplying the total amount of purchased resources by the emission factor for each of the materials
Cat.2 Calculate by multiplying the annual amount of capital investment by the emission factor
Cat.3 Calculate by multiplying annual energy consumption at each base by the emission factors for resource extraction, production and transportation
Cat.4 Calculate for the transportation of cargo shipped by suppliers to the manufacturing site and that shipped by the Ricoh Group from the manufacturing sites to customers, by multiplying the actual transportation distance and weight, etc. by the emission factor (excluding emissions included in Scope 1 and 2 totals)
Cat.5 Calculate by multiplying by the emission factor the disposal weight of waste from the manufacturing facilities for each type classified in terms of disposal method
Cat.6 Calculate by multiplying by the emission factor the amount paid for travel expenses by transportation mode

Calculate by multiplying by the emission factor the amount paid for travel expenses by transportation mode

Cat.8 Not applicable (Emissions from upstream leased buildings and vehicles are included in Scope 1 and Scope 2)
Cat.9 Calculate emissions from the transportation of products that are not shipped by the Ricoh Group, by multiplying the average transportation distance and weight by the emission factor
Cat.10 Calculate by multiplying the amount of products that are not final products by the emission factor
Cat.11 Calculate based on the assumed usage and life of the sold products
Cat.12 Calculate based on the weight of the sold products and LCA data on emissions from the disposal of Ricoh products
Cat.13 Not applicable (The Ricoh Group has no emissions from this category due to non-consolidated lease business.)
Cat.14 Not applicable (The Ricoh Group has no emissions from this category.)
Cat.15 Calculate based on emissions from the companies of which Ricoh Co., Ltd. owns shares as well as based on the shareholding ratio