Ricoh Company, Ltd. announced that on September 24, Jake Yamashita, its President and CEO, made a keynote speech at the Climate Week NYC Opening Ceremony.
Ricoh was invited to the opening ceremony because of its long history of achievement, especially when tackling environmental issues. These include being the first Japanese company to join RE100* last year.
Ricoh Company Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) obtained approval as Science Based Targets (SBT) from the international initiative, the SBT initiative (SBTi), in recognition of their greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets, which form part of Ricoh's new Group Environmental Goals. These goals were established earlier in this fiscal year as scientifically-based targets and are in line with the Paris Agreement*1, which aims to achieve the 2-degree goal.
Ricoh has become the first Japanese company to join the RE100, a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to massively increase demand for - and delivery of - renewable energy.