Ricoh Group has established seven material issues which it needs to focus on through business, based on the Sustainable Development Goals that were agreed by the international community, and aims to create new markets and value propositions by looking broadly at social issues, and taking on the challenge to resolve them while simultaneously achieving social development and Ricoh's own business growth.
Ricoh Sustainable Products Program (RSPP) aims to deliver Sustainable Products/Services which resolved these material issues and driving Sustainable society for the customers.
In RSPP, we assess Ricoh Group products/services by the in-house original standard and self-certificate. based on the assessment results. products/services contribute to resolve material issues are certified as “Sustainable Products” and those products judged particularly excellent are certified as “Sustainable Products-Premium”.
Ricoh Group will effectively utilize this program to steer manufacturing such that all products can meet the criteria for “Sustainable Products”, thus more effectively contributing to enhancing the sustainability of our
Our “Mission Statement” in The RICOH Way is “At the Ricoh Group, we are committed to providing excellence to improve the quality of living and to drive sustainability”, which is our essential guide to each daily activity and management decision. To achieve this “Mission Statement”, we assess products and services by our own strict criteria, and certify sustainability performance and feature by ourselves in “Ricoh Sustainable Products Program”.
In “Ricoh Sustainable Products Program”, individual products and services are assessed based on criteria at the five assessment axis, namely, (1) Energy Efficiency, (2) Resource Efficiency, (3) Pollution Prevention, (4) Comfort, and (5) Usability. Shown below is the overview of each assessment axis and the conditions for multifunction printer rank certification:
|Energy Efficiency||Evaluates the energy efficiency of a product, including the TEC value* and the energy consumption in sleep mode for imaging equipment. Numerical value calculated using the measurement method of the international ENERGY STAR program.|
|Resource Efficiency||Evaluates the volume of resources that are used in the manufacturing of a product and how packaging is reduced, including the weight of the mainframe and the use of recycled materials.|
|Pollution Prevention||Evaluates how the use of chemical substances that have an environmental impact are taken into consideration in product design, in accordance with the European RoHS Directive (Directive on the Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment) etc.|
|Comfort||Evaluates whether the impact of a product on its surroundings varies from continued use e.g. noise and emissions (dust, TVOC，UFP etc.).|
|Usability (Eco function)||Assess whether a product possesses a function to reduce its environmental impact and specific accessibility features, and whether environmentally-friendly settings such as sleep mode can be easily accessed etc.|
|Product rank||Product rank certification conditions|
|Sustainable Product||Rank to be given to products which can comply with government / green public procurement standard / main environmental label etc. in order to resolve Ricoh Group materiality.|
|Sustainable Product-Premium||Rank to be given to Products that have excellent performance (industry's 'Top' or 'First' feature(s) etc.) in one of the criteria at least, and satisfy the Sustainable Products requirement as well.|