While socioeconomic activities based on mass production, consumption, and disposal have brought great benefits, they have also damaged and disrupted the environment and are unsustainable. It is therefore vital to materialize Circular Economy to minimize the consumption of resources and optimize energy efficiency to build a viable long-term future for humankind.
Ricoh aims to contribute to a Circular Economy by doing its best to use resources efficiently. In keeping with the Comet Circle concept, we are pushing ahead with the use of resources that lower environmental impacts while pursuing economically efficient recycling, creating products that using fewer inputs of new resources. We are focusing on products that are more compact and lighter, more durable parts, reusing products and parts, employing more recycled materials, and using more renewable resources.