CEO Shiro Kondo has announced that Ricoh is honoured to be rated as one of Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world for the ninth year. The news was unveiled at the Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. It recognises companies that are best positioned to thrive in a 'clean capitalism' economy. Clean capitalism incorporates social, economic, ecological benefits and costs. It also indicates that organisations know the full impacts of their actions.
Mariko Azuma, General Manager of CSR Division, said, "Ricoh has been named in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list since its inception in 2005. Such recognition is a great affirmation to Ricoh and our employees that our focus on sustainable business operations is making a real impact. In particular the awarding body recognised our achievements in three areas: First in resource management, where we continue to be committed to carbon reduction in all our activities, second in financial management where our innovative approach was highlighted and finally for employee management with an emphasis on safety and diversity.
Ricoh is committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 87.5 per cent by 2050, compared to 2000 levels and is also helping its clients reduce their environmental impacts. Ricoh does this through its Total Green Office Solutions, which includes a range of products and services for large and small businesses. Ricoh's collaboration with its clients embodies the spirit of the Ricoh brand - imagine.change. - and ensures it delivers efficient, cost effective document management services which lead to better knowledge sharing, customer responsiveness and business agility.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is the most extensive corporate sustainability assessment in existence, with 4000 companies evaluated and inclusion limited to a select group of the top 100 large-cap companies in the world. The prestigious recognition tops another year of accolades for Ricoh's commitment to sustainability in its own business, and for its customers around the world.
These include being recognised by the FTSE4Good Index Series for the ninth consecutive year and the global consulting firm Deloitte rated Ricoh as one of the top global organisations ready for a 'green and inclusive economy'. In addition in Europe, Ricoh won the Eco-Enterprise Innovation Award at the Oracle Excellence Awards for the efficient and sustainable way Ricoh has built a new IT infrastructure to support its operations in EMEA. The 2012 Chief Sustainability Officer Award was also presented to Ian Winham, CIO and CFO at Ricoh Europe. Ricoh Europe's Private Cloud infrastructure also won the Green IT Awards 2012, Cloud/Virtualisation Project of the Year.
To find out more about Ricoh's approach to sustainability visit www.ricoh-europe.com/about-ricoh/our-principles/index.aspx
Or to download Ricoh's global sustainability report visit www.ricoh.com/environment/report/index.html