Eco Balance utilization flow
The Ricoh Group quantifies its lifecycle environmental impact by utilizing process-by-process input and output data on energy and environmentally-sensitive substances, collected with the Sustainable Environmental Management Information System. Eco Balance represents a list of such data and is used for formulating environmental action plans by abstracting Ricoh Group business operations and processes with large environmental footprints.
Eco Balance（Material Balance）
Eco Balance means the preparation of a list of input and output data on environmental impact to identify, quantitatively measure, and report environmental impact caused by companies; or such a list itself. It is based upon the same concept as LCA of corporate activities, and direct environmental impact of the company as well as indirect environmental impact of upstream and downstream operators is calculated.