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 futuregrowth potential, and promote practical activities throughout the Ricoh Group.
We seek to reduce total lifecycle CO2 emissions by 30% (from the 2000 level) by 2020, and we surpassed the goal in fiscal 2018, with a reduction of 52.0%.
Following this achievement of the goal, we will continue working to keep the emissions below the attained target level while expanding our business.
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We aim to reduce the input of new resources in product manufacturing by 25% (from the 2007 level) by 2020. In fiscal 2018, our efforts culminated in a decrease of 27.1%, 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.