A field in which there is a beehive, as well as solar panels in the background.


Manufacturing a sustainable future.

Sustainable manufacturing is in our DNA. We make it our business to find greener ways to power our operations, manufacture and distribute our products, and recycle our waste.

In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals  (SDGs), RICOH aims to achieve net zero Green House Gas (GHGs) emissions by 2050.

However, at Ricoh UK Products Ltd, we have been pursuing ‘net zero’ for over two decades. Our journey has led us on an accelerated timeline to achieve net zero GHGs by 2030!​ 

RPL's Maintenance team conducting biodiversity activities amongst the greenery.

RPL countdown to Net Zero!

RPL countdown to Net Zero!

A designated area for Ricoh UK Products Ltd's (RPL) Solar Farm, showing the size and scale of the solar panels.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

You can be assured that when you work with Ricoh UK Products Ltd (RPL), we’re supporting you in reducing your environmental footprint.


In this video, take a look at the CO2 reduction activities at our leading Telford factory site, including our photovoltaic electricity generation system which offsets over 400 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year.

Our Founding Principles, the Spirit of Three Loves—"Love your neighbour”, “Love your country”, “Love your work”— is the cornerstone of all RICOH Group corporate activities, formulated by Kiyoshi Ichimura when he founded RICOH in 1936. Having these principles at our core, at RICOH, we empower individuals to find Fulfilment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realise a sustainable future.

With the spread of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), companies everywhere, in Japan and overseas, are expected to increase their corporate efforts to realise a sustainable society. For a business to grow, it is essential that its operations address social issues. Consequently, we are promoting our activities in recognition of the fact that businesses that do not respond to SDGs will be eliminated from the market. At the same time, we view ESG initiatives as "future finance" that will ring fence us against potential risks and capture future opportunities for our businesses.

To integrate ESG into our management strategy, the RICOH Group has identified four materialities (important social issues) related to "resolving social issues through business" and three materialities related to "strengthening the management infrastructure".

RICOH's Materiality Issues

RICOH has identified 7 materiality issues in 2 areas, “resolving social issues through business” and “robust management infrastructure.”

RICOH prioritises 12 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) and drives sustainability through a 'Three Ps' Balance:

Prosperity (economic activities), People (society) & Planet (environment).

A graphic showcasing RPL's Materiality Issues, across two sections: Resolving social issues through business (1) and Robust management infrastructure (2).

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