For the Ricoh Group, an ideal sustainable society is one in which the Three Ps Balance—balance between Prosperity, People and Planet is maintained. In order to create such a society, we will work to solve social issues through business based on the material issues identified by reflecting Ricoh’s Mission Statement, Mid-Term Management Plan (MPT) and expectations of our stakeholders.
We have identified seven material issues in two areas, “Resolving social issues through business,” and “Robust management infrastructure,” and set 17 ESG targets in linkage with the material issues.
STEP 1: Identifying Issues
In alignment with the medium-term management plan, we evaluated the impact of each business on society throughout the value chain, identified social issues to be solved through our business, and examined the business model for 2030.
STEP 2: Prioritizing Issues
We selected SDGs that should be focused on by the entire Ricoh Group, taking into account stakeholder opinions regarding social issues and business models identified by each business. The Corporate Planning and ESG Divisions worked together to create a preliminary draft of materiality by linking the selected SDGs to management philosophy, business strategies, and environmental management initiatives, which was then drafted reflecting the advice of external experts.
Step 3: Management Decision
Based on the above draft, the Management Committee has decided on four materialities that contribute to solving the issue through business activities, and three materialities related to "Robust management infrastructure" that supports these four materialities.
STEP 4: Target Setting and Performance Disclosure
We have established 17 ESG targets, which are quantitative indicators for seven materialities, and we also disclose our annual results.
Stakeholder opinions referenced
Improving productivity of smalland medium-sized enterprises suffering from a serious manpower shortage
Aspiring to contribute to the
visualization of brain functions
by brain activity imaging testing
Contributing to reducing CO2
emissions through improving
manufacturing processes and energysaving
For further information of global activities, please see the “Global SDGs Communication book”.