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Ricoh Asia Pacific continues to strengthen its position as a sustainable business corporation in its waste management and material productivity

Singapore, 27 November 2014 – Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd received the Sustainable Business Awards Singapore 2014 on 25th November. This award recognized Ricoh for its waste management and material productivity over the entire product lifecycle, including associated upstream and downstream processes, which reduce the environmental impact of its products and operations, maximize the values of resources across the lifecycle of our products and substantially limit the consumption of new resources.
“How products are treated at the end of life is sometimes neglected. At Ricoh, we strive to minimize our environmental impact from resource extraction, energy consumption, chemical discharges, emissions and other activities, and to conserve the Earth’s precious resources. We established The Comet Circle™ to support realization of a sustainable society from the manufacturing and marketing of products to reducing the environmental impact over the entire product lifecycle.” said Mr. Ken Tokuhiro, Senior General Manager of Ricoh Asia Pacific & China, who received the award during the ceremony.
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Starting from left: Mr. Tony Gourlay Chief Executive of Global Initiatives & Mr. Ken Tokuhiro, Senior General Manager of Ricoh Asia Pacific & China
This award also assesses Ricoh in the areas of its Strategy & Vision, Workforce, CSR in the Community, Energy Management, Water Management, Climate Change, Supply Chain Management, Landuse, Biodiversity and the Environment and Business Responsibility & Ethics.
“We are very happy and motivated to once again be recognized for our sustainable business as this award does not only focus on our innovative products and solutions technologies, but also assessed the overall perspective of our business in a comprehensive framework of the business.” said Mr. Nobuaki Majima, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific & China.
Besides the concept of The Comet Circle™, Ricoh also promotes Zero-Waste-to-Landfill activities as part of the environmental management system by efficiently using resources, improving the efficiency of production lines, reducing waste disposal costs, and improving corporate quality by promoting employee awareness of environmental conservation.
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Ricoh has been committed to sustainable environmental management since 1970s. This commitment is put into practice throughout the product life cycle from product design, production, marketing activities and customer services to end-of-life product. Such practices reduce the environmental impact, and at the same time, create economic value for the investors, clients and employees. “Driving Sustainability for Our Future.” is a new slogan of Ricoh to promote and enhance the Creating Shared Value (CSV) concept of growing together with society so as to develop a sustainable future.
** The Comet Circle™ Concept:
** Zero-Waste-To-Lanfill:
For media enquiries, please contact
Ms Masayo Hada
Environment Manager
Regional Environmental Management Group
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6830 5882
Fax: (65) 6830 5830
Ms Wong Yee Thing
Environment Assistant Manager
Regional Environmental Management Group
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6830 5804
Fax: (65) 6830 5830