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Business Activities

Business Activities

By executing three tasks, "energy conservation and global warming prevention," "resource conservation and recycling," and "pollution prevention," we are promoting environmental impact reduction through all of our business activities.

Energy Conservation / Prevention of Global Warming

Reducing greenhouse gases generated in global business activities at all stages of the product lifecycle.


The Ricoh Group is carrying out effective environmental impact reduction activities at each stage to achieve the Mid- and Long-Term Lifecycle CO2 Reduction Goals.
We are globally providing a wealth of know-how and implementing many measures that we have accumulated in Japan and other countries. Such know-how and measures include (a) innovation in production processes, (b) the introduction of highly efficient equipment, (c) innovation in logistics and transportation, (d) energy conservation in our offices, and (e) environmental impact reduction activities that we carry out in cooperation with our clients.

Resource Conservation / Recycling

We are making every effort to reduce discharged matter and alleviate the waste of resources at our global sites.


We are making every effort to reduce discharged matter and alleviate the waste of resources at our global sites, including the appropriate use of water.
Regarding discharged matter, measures have been implemented to reduce resource waste and cost, focusing on discharged matter generated during the production of polymerized toners and associated with the thermal media business, as well as the packaging materials used for transportation between production sites inside and outside of Japan. Also, in an effort to minimize the use of water, which as a limited resource has become a major global concern, Ricoh has set watar policy and Group targets for effective use of this precious resource, thereby helping conserve the global environment.

Policy for the use of water

  1. Compliance with rules and regulations
    Put a top priority on compliance with such rules and regulations as laws, local ordinances and agreements for which each business site is responsible
  2. Effective use of water
    Make every effort for effective use as much as possible
  3. Conservation of local environment
    Commitment to local environment conservation through communication with stakeholders
  4. Work with Suppliers
    Work with suppliers and understand water risk that exist in the supply chain and try to lower related risks

Pollution Prevention

Efforts are being made on a global scale to reduce the amount of chemical substances used/discharged, based upon the idea of risk management.


In compliance with the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the Ricoh Group has established a system to manage the risks of chemical substances by applying a risk evaluation method, aiming to minimize the risk throughout the lifecycle of chemicals and to share related information.