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Business Sites:Pollution Prevention
–Management of Chemical Substances–

Abolishing the use of chlorinated organic solvents at all Group sites*

It is recognized that exposure to chlorinated organic solvents (COS) is likely to raise human health risk (carcinogenicity) and environmental risk (soil contamination and airborne pollution). In deference to this recognition, the Ricoh Group has worked to avoid using these harmful chemical products at manufacturing sites both within the Group and at the sites of its external manufacturers, and in fiscal 2005, complete Group-wide abolition was achieved.

  • *Designated hazardous substances under Soil Contamination Countermeasures of Japan have been abolished at all manufacturing sites within the Group worldwide.