Ricoh has won a silver RobecoSAM Sustainability Award and it has also been selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series for 11 consecutive years. Ricoh has set a medium term goal to become an environmentally friendly company that provides customers with confidence, comfort and convenience beyond their expectations. This is to stay in line with growing expectations in recent years that companies contribute to building a sustainable society.
Ricoh will further promote its sustainable environmental management adopted since the late 1990s, including initiatives that simultaneously achieve environmental conservation and profit, and strive to achieve a sustainable society through its business creation and expansion.
RobecoSAM assesses the sustainability of approximately 3000 major companies worldwide for Economy, Environment and Society, and announces the companies that it is including in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. RobecoSAM recognises those selected for outstanding efforts in sustainability by granting Gold, Silver and Bronze Class awards in each industry group. The ratings announced in January 2015, through the Sustainability Yearbook 2015, consisted of 69 Gold Class companies, 54 Silver Class companies and 112 Bronze Class companies.
The Computers and Peripherals and Office Electronics industry category, which includes Ricoh, had two companies selected as Gold Class and three selected as Silver Class. Ricoh received the industry’s highest assessment in the Innovation Management category of the Economic Dimension, which includes R&D, and in the Talent Attraction & Retention category of the Social Dimension, which represents an improved ranking from Bronze Class last year to Silver Class this year.