Carbon Footprint of Products (CFP) is a measure to quantify the environmental impact of products and services by calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout their life cycle from raw material procurement, production, transportation, use and maintenance, to disposal and recycling. It is usually given as CO2 equivalent.
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) method is used for the calculation.
CFP is utilized to stimulate both operators and consumers into thinking about reducing GHG emissions and involve them in these efforts.
Ricoh has set the following ESG targets for 2030 to achieve a Zero-carbon society (target values are compared to 2015). To achieve these targets, Ricoh is working to improve production processes, increase product energy efficiency, and provide support to suppliers for CO2 reduction activities.
In each stage of the life cycle, Ricoh puts environmental technologies and ideas that help achieve a sustainable society into our products. Ricoh believes that our mission is to help our customers reduce the environmental impact of their corporate activities by offering more environmentally responsible products.
Ricoh conducts the registration of environmental labels by using EcoLeaf Environmental Labeling Program operated by the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization (SuMPO).
Ricoh has established a system for in-house calculation, verification, and application for registration, and after receiving system certification, evaluates its products and discloses the information as "EcoLeaf declared products" on SuMPO´s website.
Q. Is it acceptable to compare CFP for Ricoh products with the one for other vendor products?
A. CFP for Ricoh products cannot be compared with that of other vendor products because the details of calculation methods of CFP differ from company to company.
Q. Is it acceptable to compare CFP between Ricoh products?
A. Ricoh products can be compared if their CFP are calculated using TEC values measured based on the same version of the Energy Star test method.