As a global citizen, the Ricoh Group is obligation-conscious of environmental conservation. In addition, we strive to honor our environmental responsibilities and concentrate group-wide efforts in environmental conservation activities, implementation of which we believe to be as significant as our business operations.
Established in February 1992
Revised in February 2008
Based on its management philosophy, Ricoh established its Environmental Principles in 1992. The Principles clearly show the basic policy and action guidelines that the Group should follow for environmental conservation and represent the Group's commitment to sustainable environmental management, which makes environmental conservation and the creation of economic value compatible.
In the initial version of the Principles, we clearly stated our commitment to environmental conservation for the global environment as one of our priority corporate activities and promised to make efforts towards environmental conservation from the aspects of both business operations and products. In the subsequent revisions* made to reflect the globalization of environmental problems and the progress of our Group's environmental activities, we added our ideas on sustainable environmental management, which makes environmental conservation and business management compatible, and described our commitment to the creation of a sustainable society.
*The Principles were revised in 1998, 2004, and 2008.
We regard environmental conservation as a mission that we must fulfill as a global corporate citizen. We will set ambitious targets for global environmental conservation and implement them in addition to complying with legal requirements as part of our normal duty.
We will reduce the environmental impact of our products throughout their lifecycles, including the manufacture of materials and parts and the use and disposal of products.
We will work to develop innovative environmental technologies for wide use in society and will conduct improvement activities with the participation of all employees.