Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ricoh is honoured to be rated as one of Global 100 at Davos 2013




Ricoh Company Ltd., CEO Shiro Kondo today
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, Ricoh 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 recognized 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.