This article was originally published by Ricoh and is republished with permission.
TOKYO, October 24, 2017– Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) has been identified as a global leader in the corporate response to climate change and has been awarded a position on this year’s Climate A List by CDP*1, the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform.
The Climate A List is made up of companies that have been recognized as global leaders and who have demonstrated excellent results for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. CDP conducts a survey of more than 5,000 companies around the world, the 2017 Climate A List includes 112 global companies, of which 13 are Japanese.
Ricoh is among 5% of companies participating in CDP’s climate change program to be featured on the 2017 Climate A List. The company believes that its efforts to mitigate climate change and comprehensive information disclosure are internationally acclaimed.
Ricoh aims to create new markets and value propositions by looking more broadly at social issues, and taking on the challenge to resolve them while simultaneously achieving social development and Ricoh’s own business growth. The company will strive to achieve zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. It made the Ricoh Group Environmental Declaration to achieve those goals, and will actively promote energy conservation activities, and is accelerating the use of renewable energy.
In order to demonstrate our commitment, Ricoh joined the RE100*2 the first Japanese company to do so. Ricoh is working towards creating a zero carbon society across its entire value chain by improving the energy efficiency of its products, but also by encouraging its business partners and customers to work together towards this common goal.