We established Medium-Term Environmental Impact Reduction Goals in three areas—energy conservation and prevention of global warming, resource conservation and recycling, and pollution prevention—as 2020 mileposts toward our long-term destination. Based on these goals, we prioritize activities according to such criteria connected to business strategies and future growth potential, and promote practical activities throughout the Ricoh Group.
We have already achieved our 2020 goal. [2020 goal: CO2 emissions reduction by 30% (from the 2000 level) by 2020]
In response to the recent global trend toward a zero-carbon society, we set long-term goals for 2030 and 2050.
In addition, we set ESG targets in fiscal 2020.
We aim to reduce the input of new resources in product manufacturing by 25% (from the 2007 level) by 2020. In fiscal 2020, our efforts culminated in a decrease of 45.4%, reflecting success in producing smaller and lighter products, the wider use of electricfurnace steel sheets and reclaimed resin in products, and expanded sales of recycled products.
Going forward, we will continue making efforts to attain the above goal while achieving business growth.
Our goal is to minimize risks from chemical substances throughout the product lifecycle by 2020, in compliance with the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), a global policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals. We constantly improve our compliance program to apply the SAICM concept to various national and international regulations, including REACH, the Framework for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals, established by the European Union.
Going forward, we will consider risk evaluation techniques for each stage of the product lifecycle and strive to minimize risk.