The Ricoh Group's policy is to “Align ESG with business growth.” We position ESG initiatives as future financial targets because we look for them to bear financial fruit three to five years hence. ESG and business growth are not pursued separately. We believe that ESG and business growth are the two wheels that work in tandem.
We are advancing the “Align ESG and business growth" by resolving social issues through our business activities, such as helping customers improve productivity and enhance creativity through the delivery of digital services, and providing environmentally friendly products and services.
The Ricoh Group has identified seven material issues to realize a sustainable society. The four key issues of “Creativity from work," “Community and social development," “Zero-carbon Society," and “Circular economy" are “Resolving Social Issues through Business," and together with the three important social issues of “Robust management infrastructure" to support them.
Key social issues are linked to the issues at workplaces, such as offices, frontllnes, and society. By accumulating solutions to these issues one by one, we can simultaneously solve social issues and achieve business growth. Ricoh Group will continue to accelerate business growth by resolving social issues and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society through business.