Environmental Awards, Honors and Programs
Ricoh’s business philosophy has not gone unnoticed. We’ve been widely recognized
for putting environmental principles into action. The following is a summary of
the major awards and recognition Ricoh has received as of April 2014:
ENERGY STAR Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design Award (2014)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Ricoh Americas Corporation
a 2014 ENERGY STAR Award winner for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product
Design for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by
designing energy efficient products and educating consumers about energy
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, given by Corporate
Knights, Inc.Listed among the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world for
ten consecutive years (2005-2014).
Green Excellence in Partnership Award (2013)
The Coalition for Government
Procurement has awarded Ricoh Americas Corporation a 2013 Green Excellence in
Partnership award for leading the imaging industry with energy efficient
equipment, effective sustainability services, and decades of contributions to
Ricoh Company, Ltd. has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
(DJSI) and has obtained the industry best score in three categories: Innovation
Management, Product Stewardship and Digital Inclusion. Ricoh was recognized as a
leader in the Computer & Peripherals and Office Electronics industries (2013).
World’s Most Ethical Companies, named by Ethisphere Institute
among the world’s most ethical companies for five consecutive years (2009-2013).
FTSE4GOOD* Global Index recognized by FTSE
The FTSE4Good Global Index
Series has been designed to objectively measure the performance of companies
that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Ricoh Company,
Ltd. has been recognized for ten consecutive years (2004-2013).
World Environment Center (WEC), 19th Gold Medal Award in 2003
WEC gives its annual Gold Medal Award to one international corporation for their
corporate achievement in sustainable development. Ricoh is one of 29 Gold Medal
companies for 1985-2013.
World’s First Copier of the Future Award, given by the International Energy
Ricoh won the IEA’s Demand-Side Management Award of Excellence
in the Copier of the Future Division with its energy saving technologies meeting
both environmental and customer needs (1999).
ENERGY STAR Program
Ricoh continues its long-standing commitment to
developing office solutions with superior energy saving features without
Eco-Logo® Program (Canada)
Ricoh Canada, Inc. participates in the Eco-Logo®
environmental label program. Ricoh’s products have undergone stringent
examination, providing proof that they meet all the criteria for office
ISO 14001:2004 Certification
Ricoh has acquired ISO 14001 Certification at
every one of its manufacturing facilities around the world. ISO 14001 is a
rigorous international standard that defines the framework by which companies
develop their Environmental Management Systems (EMS).
Zero Waste to Landfill
Most of Ricoh’s imaging equipment is designed by
Ricoh and is manufactured at its own manufacturing plants. In addition to being
ISO 14001 certified, Ricoh’s manufacturing facilities have been “Zero Waste to
Landfill (ZWTL)” since April 2002. Ricoh Electronics, Inc., a Ricoh Group
manufacturing company located in Orange County, CA and Lawrenceville, GA, has
been ZWTL since 2001.
*FTSE4Good Financial Times Stock Exchange for Good Global Index, as one of
Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indexes.
For details on Ricoh’s EPEAT and environmental initiatives, visit
www.ricoh-usa.com/environment. Ricoh has posted to its website information on
take-back, recycling, paper content, reporting and design for its imaging
equipment/toner containers/packaging to meet EPEAT criteria. None of the
returned material goes to landfill or incineration.
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