Since our company was founded we have placed great importance on lowering the environmental impact we have on our surroundings and on society. Our commitment to sustainability is a part of our heritage, touching every part of our company, from manufacturing to distribution, business sites to recycling. Over the decades we have extended our environmental strategy to include all stakeholders, raising awareness and providing tangible ecological and cost benefits to suppliers and customers alike.
For nine consecutive years, Ricoh has been named one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World – strong public recognition of our commitment to sustainability. In addition to external recognition, we set tough targets for ourselves. We achieved our aggressive target to reduce our CO2 emissions by 20% by the end of 2010 and we are on track to achieve our long-term vision to reduce our environmental impact by 87.5% by 2050. Through our Total Green Office Solutions, we are helping our customers achieve their targets too.