Named for Dr. W. Edwards Deming, the Deming Award recognizes corporations and individuals
who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to quality control, and whose products
or inventions make exceptional advances in the pursuit of quality.
Less than 100 select companies have won the Deming Medal. Ricoh was the first office
equipment manufacturer to win one. And today, Ricoh is the only such company to
have won two.
Quality is not only obtainable, but essential" - Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Time and
again, Ricoh is recognized for its achievements in areas protecting the outdoors.
"The customer is the end of the production line" - Dr. W. Edwards Deming
In 1951, the Japanese Union of Scientists (JUSE) developed the Deming Award for
quality control based on his work.
Few corporations have ever won one. Ricoh has two of them.