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Participation in Initiatives and Advocacy

The Ricoh Group hopes to create new markets and offer new value by paying attention to the broader society and taking on challenges in regard to social issues, thereby simultaneously realizing the development of society and the growth of the Group.
For this reason, we actively support and participate in initiatives and statements both within and outside Japan that aim at the creation of a sustainable society to respond to the expectations and requests of society and to realize a sustainable society.

The Ricoh Group participates in the following initiatives and promotes activities to realize a sustainable society together with external stakeholders. (As of October 2022)

Science Based Targets (SBT)

Science Based Targets (SBT)

https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP)

Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP)

https://japan-clp.jp/en

Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB)

https://en.jbib.org/

Japan Climate Initiative (JCI)

https://japanclimate.org/english/

Main Activities to Date

April 2002 Becomes the second Japanese company to sign the UN Global Compact
June 2007 Signs Caring for Climate: The Business Leadership Platform of the UN Global Compact
May 2008 Signs the Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity
December 2008 Signs the CEO Statement for the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN (Ricoh)
July 2009 Participates in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP) as a founding member
December 2010 Announces its support for The Cancun Communiqué on Climate Change
February 2011 Signs a statement of support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles by the UN Global Compact
November 2012 Announces its support for The Carbon Price Communiqué to counter climate change
September 2014 Announces its endorsement of the Initiative to Support the World Bank Group’s Carbon Pricing
September 2014 Announces its support for The Trillion Tonne Communiqué, a call to keep cumulative CO2 emissions below a trillion tonnes
April 2017 Becomes the first Japanese company to join the RE100, a collaborative, global initiative of influential businesses
August 2018 Commits to recommendations of Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
September 2018 Ricoh President & CEO delivers keynote speech at the Climate Week NYC opening ceremony
October 2018 Signs Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
June 2019 Ricoh Corporate Officer in charge of ESG names board director of Japan Business Initiative for Biodiversity (JBIB)
August 2019 The first Japanese company to participate in the Business for Inclusive Growth initiative (B4IG)
November 2019 Joins the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), the world's largest industry coalition dedicated to CSR in global supply chains
January 2020 Becomes the only Asian company on RE100 Advisory Committee
March 2020 Revises Environmental Goals for 2030 and obtains “1.5°C” approval by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)
June 2020 Endorses Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better
June 2020 Ricoh President & CEO attending a meeting with Japan’s Minister of the Environment to exchange views about climate change issues
October 2020 Commits to Business Ambition for 1.5°C and Race to Zero
November 2020 On behalf of Ricoh as a Japan Climate Initiative member, Ricoh President & CEO proposes renewable energy deregulation to Japan’s Minister for Regulatory Reform
November 2020 Joins “30% Club Japan” aiming to increase the ratio of woman executives in companies
March 2021 Joins WIPO GREEN, an international platform to promote environmental technology exchanges
October 2021 Ricoh President & CEO names Co-Chair of Japan Climate Leaders Partnership (JCLP)
April 2022 Participates in the 30 by 30 Alliance for Biodiversity
April 2022 On behalf of Ricoh as a Japan Climate Initiative member, Jake Yamashita, Ricoh President & CEO, urges Prime Minister Kishida to accelerate the expansion of renewable energy and introduce carbon pricing to overcome climate crisis