The first biomass toner becomes available as a genuine manufacturer’s supply item.
We are named one of the 100 most sustainable corporations in the world by Corporate Knights, Inc., and would stay there for the next 10 years.
The World Environment Center (WEC) recognizes us with their gold medal award for corporate achievement in sustainable development.
Ricoh’s U.S. manufacturing facilities become Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWTL).
The International Energy Agency awards us the Demand-Side Management Award of Excellence in the Copier of the Future division for energy-saving technologies.
We launch the first mass-produced CD-Rewritable drive.
The Ricoh California Research Center develops the world’s fastest color imaging compression algorithm.
As the world’s fastest digital full-color copier, the ARTAGE 8000 becomes the mainstream technology for color printing.