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Approach to Materiality (Material issues)Ricoh's total support services for improving office equipment input and output environments and managing operations helped lower annual carbon dioxide emissions around Japan by 3,667 metric tons

SDGs 13

Background and issues

The Paris Agreement adopted in December 2015 aims to ensure a timely reduction of greenhouse gas emissions around the world, limiting average global temperature increases to less than 2°C higher than prior to the Industrial Revolution. The energy savings of office equipment have improved dramatically in recent years. At the same time, systems have often failed to reach their potential because of how they are installed, set up, and used. They have thus not adequately contributed to power consumption and greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Serving the social good through business

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Ricoh launched our own strict manufacturing process “RSPP (see note below)” to contribute a Circular Economy by not only our activities but also the entire value chains including our customer.
Ricoh provides a Managed Print Service that consistently monitors equipment after deployment, verifying if systems are demonstrating their full energy savings and other potential. The service checks if layouts match office environment and usage needs, and makes improvements as needed. It also ensures optimal equipment layouts and selections of the right models and functions. This service has enabled domestic sales company Ricoh Japan to help cut annual carbon dioxide emissions by 3,667 tons metric tons (see note below).

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RSPP : Ricoh Sustainable Products Program
Note:
The calculation of reductions for Japan were based on equipment deployments as of May 2017, referring to average values of key companies with Managed Print Service agreements. We used a carbon dioxide emission factor of 0.000587[t-CO2/kWh].