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Ricoh Canada named ENERGY STAR® Canada Manufacturer of the Year for Electronics

May 6, 2019


Company honored for efforts promoting sustainability in products and in practice

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Canada Manufacturer of the Year Award for Electronics for its excellence in the arena of advancing market transformation on energy efficiency in Canada. This latest recognition acknowledges Ricoh's hard work to promote environmental sustainability, through both manufacturing energy-efficient products and advocating sustainable practices in and outside the organization. Ricoh's accomplishments will be recognized by Natural Resources Canada at a ceremony in Camsell Hall in Ottawa, May 14, with awards presented by Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources.

"For decades, ethical responsibility to our society and our planet have been central to Ricoh's identity," said Glenn Laverty, President and CEO of Ricoh Canada, Inc. and Senior Vice President, Strategy Office, Ricoh North America. "All of our activities, from product design to customer interactions, are infused with that spirit. As a global company with millions of electricity-dependent devices that empower digital workplaces, Ricoh is committed to doing our part to keep sustainability top of mind in design, development and day-to-day operations and interactions."

Along with manufacturing ENERGY STAR-certified products, Ricoh has worked hard to encourage sustainable practices through internal programs, customer communications via direct and dealer channels, and special programs. One example of this is the use of electrical vehicles by service technicians within major metropolitan areas.  Another is a Toner Management Gauge on Ricoh devices. This gauge helps reduce early removal of toner cartridges by users, minimizing waste and packaging. With this feature, a lock icon will appear next to the toner icons on the user interface, helping encourage workers to not remove the toner until the time is right. 

Additionally, Ricoh conducted multiple internal training courses to help employees understand how they can help the company and its customers do more for the environment. Furthermore, 2018 marked Ricoh's 11th year partnering with Bullfrog Power to leverage clean, renewable electricity for its distribution centre in Concord, Ontario, and head office in Mississauga. On a global level, Ricoh was the first Japanese company to join the RE100, pledging to source 100% of energy from renewable sources by 2050, with an interim goal of at least 30% renewable energy by 2030.

"Energy efficiency in our homes and buildings helps Canadians save money, creates jobs, reduces pollution and contributes to our clean energy future," said the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. "I congratulate Ricoh Canada for their ongoing leadership in improving energy efficiency in Canada."

To learn more about the ENERGY STAR Canada Awards, visit https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/products/for-participants/awards/21900.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com


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