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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)
The 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 efficiency.

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 green procurement.

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
Selected 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
Since 1985, 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 Agency (IEA)
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 compromising productivity.

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 machines.

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.

For more information, email us at environmentinfo@ricoh-usa.com.

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