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Approach to Materiality (Material issues)Contributing to reducing CO2 emissions through improving manufacturing processes and energy-saving functions

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


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. Since 2016, we have expanded the lineup of color MFPs that can exit sleep mode in about 0.5 seconds, thereby allowing for both eco-friendly settings and stress-free usability.
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.

RSPP : Ricoh Sustainable Products Program