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Environmental, Social & Governance

Our commitment to sustainablity

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. This means that you can be assured that when you work with Ricoh 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.

CEO Message for Sustainability

IMAGE - CEO Message for Sustainability

Our founding principles, the Spirit of Three Loves—"Love your neighbor”, “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 this principles at our core, at Ricoh, we empower individuals to find “Fulfillment through Work” by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize 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 realize a sustainable society. I therefore believe that 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" to support these materialities. By contributing to the realization of a prosperous society through the resolution of these seven materialities, we aim to be the company of choice for all stakeholders, including employees, customers, business partners, and shareholders.

Representative Director, President and CEO
Akira Oyama

  • Environment


    The Ricoh Group considers environmental conservation activities and corporate activities as having the same level of significance. Thus, we recognise our responsibility toward the environment and take groupwide measures for the reduction of impacts on the global environment and for the restoration of the earth’s regenerative ability.

  • Society


    The Ricoh Group, mindful of its responsibility as a corporate citizen, respects the cultures and customs of all countries and regions, joining in active partnership with like-minded people and inspiring employees to contribute to the development of a sustainable society and planet.

  • Governance


    The Ricoh Group established The RICOH Way as a set of guiding principles and values that serves as the foundation for all our business activities. Abiding by these principles in corporate ethics and compliance and maintaining transparency in management, we continuously strive to improve our governance, and in doing so ultimately enhance our corporate value.

  • Materiality Issues

    Seven Material Issues and SDGs

    For the Ricoh Group, an ideal sustainable society is one in which the Three Ps Balance—balance between Prosperity, People and Planet is maintained. In order to create such a society, we will work to solve social issues through business based on the material issues identified by reflecting Ricoh’s Mission Statement, Mid-Term Management Plan (MPT) and expectations of our stakeholders.

  • RPL supports study on micro-hydroelectric power generation in utilising 3D printers

    RPL supports study on micro-hydroelectric power generation in utilising 3D printers

    Earlier this year, Ricoh Company Limited (RCL) President and CEO, Akira Oyama announced that Ricoh had conducted an innovative and insightful study on micro-hydroelectric power generation in sewage facilities.

  • Butterfly

    RPL Supports Big Butterfly Count

    Ricoh UK Products Ltd (RPL) is proud to announce that it is supporting the Big Butterfly Count 2023 – a nationwide ‘citizen science survey’ aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment.

  • Ricoh UK Products Ltd

    RPL set to feature in Sky (Digital) series highlighting sustainability work 

    In a first for the business, Shropshire-based Ricoh UK Products Ltd (RPL) will feature in a Sky (Digital) programme in July and August, as part of a series exploring the sustainability work undertaken at top UK manufacturing companies. 

  • Global 100 Logo

    Ricoh selected as one of the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

    The Global 100 is an annual ranking of the world’s most sustainable corporations published by Canada-based Corporate Knights. The assessment is executed across key indicators, including environmental, social, and governance performance, % sustainable revenue, % sustainable investment, climate-related lobbying activities, and sustainability-linked pay.

  • RPL Solar Farm

    Ricoh selected as a member of the Sustainability Yearbook 2023 by S&P Global

    Ricoh has been selected as a member of the Sustainability Yearbook 2023, with a score within the top 5%* in its industry. The Yearbook is compiled by S&P Global, a world leader in corporate ratings.

  • EcoVadis Gold Rating

    Ricoh awarded Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability practices

    Ricoh Company, Ltd. has been awarded a Gold rating in the sustainability assessment conducted by EcoVadis. This recognition places Ricoh amongst the top 5% of companies assessed in its industry in the context of sustainability performance.

  • Ecology Area

    RPL Improves Wildlife Ecology Area

    The Ricoh UK Products Limited (RPL) site in Telford has been expanding and improving its wildlife ecology area to enhance biodiversity in and around the business and local area.

  • Ricoh employees

    RPL Supports Queen’s Green Canopy Scheme

    Ricoh employees have showed their commitment to sustainability by taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative in 2022. Seven trees were planted during a special ceremony to mark each decade of service by the Queen. 
  • Ricoh commits to 100% renewable energy

    Ricoh commits to 100% renewable energy

    Ricoh UK Products Ltd has switched to 100 per cent renewable energy at its Telford site. The business has signed a contract with Danish energy provider Ørsted, which operates a quarter of the total global offshore wind generation capacity, including the world’s largest offshore wind farm located off the Yorkshire coast.

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