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“Tee for Green” by Ricoh at Barclays Singapore Open 2009

2009-10-27
“Tee for Green” by Ricoh at Barclays Singapore Open
 
Ricoh, the Official Office Solutions Provider, and World Sport Group supports the Garden City Fund by contributing to the development and awareness of Fort Canning Park’s first butterfly trail. On the final day of this week's Open, 10 plants will be pledged for every birdie, 50 plants for an eagle and 100 plants for an albatross or hole-in-one. This green initiative, titled “Tee for Green”, continues the golf-and-tree-planting initiative inaugurated at last year’s Open. 
 
Butterfly-attracting shrubs are chosen to increase the biodiversity at Fort Canning Park. Educational storyboards will be put up to enhance the appreciation of butterflies at the trail. The shrubs will be planted at Stamford Green, the eastern gateway to the Park on 28 November when about 200 staff from Ricoh and family members will be out to do the planting. 
 
Ricoh hopes to increase environmental conscientiousness within the society through efforts like these. Quoting from Mr. Shiro Kondo, President and CEO of Ricoh Group, “A sustainable society cannot be built by the efforts of the Ricoh Group alone.” Accordingly, Ricoh actively engages its partners, stakeholders and customers in joint environmental activities, like tree planting. Tree planting is carried out by many Ricoh subsidiaries throughout the Asia Pacific region on an annual basis. In addition to this, Ricoh regularly collaborates with environmental NPOs and local communities to support forest ecosystem conservation campaigns all over the world. (For more information on Ricoh sustainable environmental management, please log on to http://www.ricoh.com/environment/). 
 
About the Garden City Fund 
 
The Garden City Fund is a registered charity and IPC that was established in 2002. It is supported by but independent of NParks. The Fund works with corporations, organisations and individuals to engage members of the public to be involved in our Garden City through conservation efforts, research, outreach and education. In doing so, we hope to cultivate a love for the environment, promote a sense of ownership, and encourage the community to play its part in preserving Singapore’s legacy as a lush and vibrant garden city. For more information, please visit www.gardencityfund.org. 
 
 
About Ricoh Singapore Pte Ltd 
 
Ricoh Singapore Pte Ltd is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd, an industry leader in innovative office automation equipment and electronics with a fiscal year 2009 sales in excess of US$21 billion. Ricoh Singapore Pte Ltd is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents. Ricoh’s line of document management devices include, color and black & white digital multi- functional systems, facsimile products, laser printers, GelSprinter™ and wide format digital systems. Ricoh also recently expanded into the digital production printing industry, providing the most advanced high-end, high quality print solutions. Additionally, Ricoh offers a wide variety of document and printing solutions through strategic alliances enhancing office productivity and document workflow. Ricoh’s document management software enhances workgroup collaboration and offers secure storage, retrieval and sharing of critical information. 
 
Ricoh Singapore Pte Ltd is committed to simplifying how people work by making sophisticated technologies more accessible than ever, and is a firm advocate of people developer and work life balance policies. On a company wide basis, Ricoh champions environmental conservation as a key mission in all its business activities. More information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at www.ricoh.sg. 
 
 
About Ricoh Asia Pacific 
 
Ricoh is a global leader in office solutions, creating new value at the interface of people and information, offering a broad range of digital networked products including copiers, printers, scanners and fax machines to semiconductor-related products and digital cameras. Ricoh also recently expanded into the digital production printing industry, providing the most advanced high-end, high quality print solutions. With 108,500 employees worldwide and US$21 billion in revenue, Ricoh is one of the world’s leading environmental companies committed to sustainable business everywhere. Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd is the regional headquarters of Ricoh Company, Ltd., covering the sales and marketing activities of its subsidiaries and distributors in South East Asia, India and Oceania.