Moving forward: Ricoh continues to strengthen its global position by striving to becoming a leading environmentally company in India
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd announced that it has successfully earned the CarbonNeutral company certification for the Year 2011.
Singapore, 1 January 2011 – Working closely with the CarbonNeutral company in an energy renewal project in India, Ricoh Group is currently financing 475 tonnes of CO2 emission from the 7.5MW Wind Power Project in Maharashtra. This amount of CO2 emission is equivalent to some of the total CO2 emission generated by the Ricoh’s sales subsidiaries companies operation in the Asia Pacific region in FY2009.
Through this strategic move in India, Ricoh aims to highlight its concern for global environmental issues and, as emphasized by Mr. Shiro Kondo, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh Group, Ricoh’s commitment to environmental conservation as a leading global environmental citizen.
As a global environmental-oriented organization, Ricoh is committed to sustainable environmental management to achieving both environmental conservation and profit making. Ricoh serves to move toward the creation of a sustainable recycling-based society by accelerating the development of the environmental technologies while achieving its own ambitious environmental target.
Adding on to Ricoh’s global vision, Mr Kondo talked about Ricoh’s Year 2050 Long-Term Environmental Vision, which expresses the belief that advanced nations need to reduce their environmental impact to one-eighth of the fiscal 2000 levels by 2050. Incorporating to this vision, Ricoh involves the participation of all its employees in reducing CO2 emissions throughout the lifecycles of their products, conserving resources and avoiding their depletion, and managing and reducing the use of chemical substances to minimize environmental risks.