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Promotion of sustainable environmental management
Goal of achieving a “circular economy.”

Contributing to achievement of a recycling-oriented society

In order to achieve a sustainable society in the future without depleting the earth’s limited resources, it is necessary to realize a “recycling-oriented society” where the greatest effects are generated with the least amount of resources and energy.
Ricoh supports the realization of a recycling-oriented society through our efforts to efficiently circulate resources at each of the three stages: when products are manufactured, when products and services are used by customers, and after products are used.

Efficient use of resources at the product manufacturing stage

To reduce the amount of new resources used in the manufacturing processes, we are making our products smaller and lighter while using more recycled materials. Also, we design products for easier recycling after use.
We are also promoting the use of non-petroleum-based materials in preparation for possible risks, such as resource shortages, adverse impact on the environment and waste treatment issues.

Ricoh is committed to reduction and recycling of waste emissions from our business activities. We work on limiting the loss of resources by improving quality and yield. We also work on the sorting of waste materials generated from manufacturing processes so that they can be recycled or treated properly. We are continuing these efforts in resource management.
In recent years, water shortages and other water resource issues have occurred on a global scale due to an increase in the global population, economic growth in developing countries and climate change.
Giving serious consideration to the conservation of local environments, Ricoh uses water resources as efficiently as possible following the goals we set for the whole group.

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

Effective use of resources after product use

Based on the concept of the Comet Circle, we recover used products and parts and engage in the reuse and recycling of parts and materials. This is done to promote the effective use of resources through recycling with less environmental impacts and high economic efficiency.

Effective use of resources after product use

Based on the concept of the Comet Circle, we recover used products and parts and engage in the reuse and recycling of parts and materials. This is done to promote the effective use of resources through recycling with less environmental impacts and high economic efficiency.