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Environmental data ― Scope 3 GHG emissions for FY2017

At the Ricoh Group, Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions for fiscal 2017 accounted for 83.0% 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% 2,780
Scope1 6.2% 173
Scope2 10.7% 299
Scope3 83.0% 2,308
   Cat1 Purchased Goods and Services 26.8% 746
Cat2 Capital Goods 8.4% 234
Cat3 Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 1.9% 53
Cat4 Upstream Transportation and Distribution 16.9% 471
Cat5 Waste Generated in Operations 0.6% 17
Cat6 Business Travel 0.7% 19
Cat7 Employee Commuting 3.0% 84
Cat8 Upstream Leased Assets 1.0% 29
Cat9 Downstream Transportation and Distribution 0.0% 0.1
Cat10 Processing of Sold Products 0.5% 13
Cat11 Use of Sold Products 15.3% 426
Cat12 End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products 1.3% 35
Cat13 Downstream Leased Assets 6.3% 174
Cat14 Franchises - (NA)
Cat15 Investments 0.3% 8
  • * “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

Cat1 Calculate by multiplying the total amount of purchased resources by the emission factor for each of the materials
Cat2 Calculate by multiplying the annual amount of capital investment by the emission factor
Cat3 Calculate by multiplying annual energy consumption at each base by the emission factors for resource extraction, production and transportation
Cat4 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)
Cat5 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
Cat6 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

Cat8 Calculate emissions from leased offices (excluding leased devices, automobiles, etc., since these are included in   Scope 1 and 2 totals) based on the number of people
(Also excluding emissions from leased offices that are included in Scope 1 and 2 totals)
Cat9 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
Cat10 Calculate by multiplying the amount of products that are not final products by the emission factor
Cat11 Calculate based on the assumed usage and life of the sold products
Cat12 Calculate based on the weight of the sold products and LCA data on emissions from the disposal of Ricoh products
Cat13 Calculate emissions from the use of assets leased by the Ricoh Group based on the per-category quantity and emission factor (excluding emissions from leased Ricoh products and emissions from assets leased to the Ricoh Group)
Cat14 Not applicable (The Ricoh Group has no emissions from this category.)
Cat15 Calculate based on emissions from the companies of which Ricoh Co., Ltd. owns shares as well as based on the shareholding ratio

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