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Commitment and Recognition

Commitment to Society

A signatory to international agreements and policy guidelines, the Ricoh Group is fully committed to achieving a sustainable society.

Commitment to society

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
July 2009 Participates in the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership 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

the UN Global Compact



This is an international initiative in which participating companies aim to covering all of their power needs with renewable energy. Ricoh has committed to using a minimum of 30% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050.



Major Awards and Recognition

Many international awards attest to the excellence of Ricoh Group products and business operations.

January 2013 Ricoh’s CSR activities are given the 10th Corporate Philanthropy Award 
March 2013 Included in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Diversity Management Selection 100
July 2013 Designated a Leader in Worldwide Managed Print Services by IDC MarketScape Analysis for the third straight year
January 2014 Receives Bronze Award in RobecoSAM’s survey of corporate sustainability
January 2014 Selected as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the 10th consecutive year
October 2014 Receives Singapore Sustainability Award
November 2014 Named to “2014 Top 100 Global Innovators” list
December 2014 Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. recognized at Singapore Sustainability Awards 2014 
December 2014 Awarded 2014 Environment Minister’s Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity
December 2014 Remains a constituent under new standards for the FTSE4Good Index Series
January 2015 Receives the Chairman’s Prize of ECCJ in the Energy Conservation Grand Prize for excellent energy conservation equipment
January 2015

Recognized as “Prime” on the oekom sustainability rating

April 2015 Receives the Prize for Science and Technology in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
September 2015 Becomes a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices for socially responsible investment for the third year in a row
November 2015 Recognized by CDP as a leading company in Climate Change Disclosure for the second straight year
January 2016 Selected for the Silver Class in RobecoSAM sustainability ratings for the second consecutive year
March 2016 Named as one of the “2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time
April 2017 Awarded the top “Gold Rating” in EcoVadis supplier survey for the third straight year
July 2017 Selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series, a socially responsible investment index, for the 14th consecutive year
July 2017 Included in the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which measures the ESG practices of Japanese companies, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index
September 2017 Placed first for third consecutive year in two IT-related J.D. Power customer satisfaction survey categories

Sponsorships to Develop Future Leaders

The Ricoh Group is a leading sponsor of student technology competitions.

Intel ISEF(International Science & Engineering Fair)

Intel* International Science & Engineering Fair [U.S.]
*Intel: Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.