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Double victory to Ricoh Asia Pacific for continuing to sustain its position as the Best Company for Innovation & Leadership and Sustainability in Office Solutions Industry

2015-03-18
Singapore, 16 March 2015 – Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd has once again been recognized for its innovative products and solutions and sustainability efforts towards the environment during the IAIR Awards 2015, held in Hong Kong on 10th March. Together with organisations such as Hutchinson Global Communication, IGATE Corporation and UBS, Ricoh is among the 50 over companies to walk away with the prestigious title of Best Company.
 
Mr. Aaron Yim, the Managing Director of Ricoh Hong Kong, took the stand to receive the two awards during the award ceremony. Mr. Yim expressed his joy said this: ““Driving Sustainability for our Future” is Ricoh’s slogan towards promoting CSR and environmental activities. At Ricoh, we are committed to improve the quality of life and contribute to the development of a sustainable society by offering attractive products and services. Creating a common shared value is a concept we have adopted to grow our business together with society. We are determined to establish a sound reputation by supporting the development of the next generation, environmental conservation and community development.”
 
Starting from left: Mr. Aaron Yim, Managing Director of Ricoh Hong Kong and Mr. Guido Giommi, President of IAIR Group 
 
Having been the Best Company for Sustainability, Office Solutions, in Asia Pacific, for the second time, Ricoh demonstrated constant commitment to put into practice its Corporate Shared Value based on the principles: good for Environment, Economy and People. Thanks to its innovative and sustainable products, it has been able to increase its customer’s eco-awareness, reducing their overall environmental impact.  
 
It is also the first time Ricoh receives the global title in the Best Company for Innovation & Leadership, Office Solutions. Quoted in the official motivation from the IAIR Awards 2015 Committee – “Ricoh is recognized for its undisputed ability in creating brand new office products, making work easier, safer and more efficient.  Thanks to its “imaginative thinking”, it has been able to bring value to companies and individuals, designing the future of the world in a more functional and sustainable place to live.” 
 
Before the commencement of the award ceremony, Mr. Yim is also invited to sit in for the Asia CEO Summit to discuss about the role of Asian’s companies in the growth of global economy and the key role of sustainability in the future of multinational innovative companies, with two other top leaders.
 
Starting from left: Mr. Thorsten Heidt, Managing Director – Head of Equity Markets and Commodities Commerzbank Asia, Mr. Steve Lewis, CEO at Igate Corporation, Mr. Aaron Yim, Managing Director of Ricoh Hong Kong and Ms. Wendy Tang, Journalist from the Wall Street Journal
 
International Alternative Investment Review (IAIR) AWARDS® is one of the world's leading ranking and prize for excellences in global economy and sustainability. It is made up of the scientific committee of IAIR® and IAIREVIEW.org along with a team of dedicated legal, economic and financial journalists in over 120 countries worldwide. 
 
The IAIR AWARDS® is focused on Global Economy and Sustainability and in particular in the following categories: Green Economy, Alternative Investments, Business Opportunities, Global Corporate Excellences, FX, ETFs and Commodities, Law, Asset Management, Family Office and Wealth Management, Philanthropy, Private Equity, Real Estate and Property, Succession Planning and Family Businesses. 
 
The awards are voted by 50,000 readers and selected by the judging panel based on the following criteria; sustainability, business results, leadership, green initiatives, strategic development, high quality of service, innovation and education.  
 
For the list of winners, you may refer to this website: http://www.iairawards.com/iair_awards_winners.php
 
 
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| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
 
For further information, please visit  www.ricoh.com/about/
 
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