WOMENS BRITISH OPEN GOLF SPONSOR RICOH TO PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES AT THE EVENT

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Ricoh is the title sponsor of the Ricoh Women’s British Open for the sixth year running. The championship for professional golfers is hosted at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club from September 13 to September 16 this year. The event is also an ideal platform for Ricoh to apply its environmental values.

Our business supports the organisers with a range of document services for the event, said Alan Austin, sales and marketing director at Ricoh SA. Every year we work to minimise the environmental impacts of processing documents through our Sustainability Optimisation Programme and last year neutralised 56 tons of unavoidable carbon emissions. We generate carbon credits through clean energy projects we invest in.

Ricoh is hosting its exclusive, annual Connected Business Forum at the Open with a round table debate designed to increase collaboration among the C-level executive attendees from organisations around the globe. The debate is on future business challenges, the impacts of technology, and how to best optimise business document processes.

In addition to its sustainable document management behind the scenes, Ricoh will provide a series of activities for both players and spectators to reduce their carbon footprints. All are invited to take part in the Green Initiative For Tomorrow (GIFT) and to pledge their commitment to reducing their own environmental impact. For every 10 people who pledge – either online or at the Spectator Village at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club – Ricoh and the Ricoh Women’s British Open will plant one tree in Africa.