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Ricoh wins 2024 ENERGY STAR® Canada Manufacturer of the Year

Jun 4, 2024


Award recognizes businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment and saving energy

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4, 2024Ricoh Canada Inc. today announced it has won the 2024 ENERGY STAR® award for Manufacturer of the Year – Electronics, presented by Natural Resources Canada. A four-time ENERGY STAR Canada award recipient since 2019, the achievement demonstrates Ricoh’s dedication to the sustainable manufacturing of energy-efficient products and echoes its commitment – made more than 45 years ago – to the preservation of the environment and the sustainability of the planet.

As a Manufacturer of the Year for Electronics, Ricoh was recognized for showing leadership and innovation in developing and marketing ENERGY STAR certified products and raising the profile of ENERGY STAR across Canada. Several accomplishments stood out in 2023 for Ricoh, including:

The launch of Ricoh’s latest IM C Series of digital multifunction printers of which obtained ENERGY STAR certification. The new Series’ product lifecycle, including raw material sourcing, transportation, maintenance, and recycling, has a smaller carbon footprint than its predecessor series.

Expanded its GreenLine Series of re-manufactured products, increasing the number of ENERGY STAR certified models in Ricoh’s product portfolio by 267% from 2022.

Welcomed 400 attendees at the Ricoh Partner Summit where ENERGY STAR was promoted in various ways, such as displaying the ENERGY STAR logo, highlighting sustainability, and showcasing Ricoh’s participation in the ENERGY STAR program. Ricoh created a “Green Office Checklist” referencing the ENERGY STAR program and certified products for Partners considering making eco-friendly changes in the workplace.

Amplified ENERGY STAR initiatives, including ENERGY STAR Day, and created various toolkits for Ricoh’s partners to highlight these initiatives and the ENERGY STAR program.

“Congratulations to Ricoh Canada Inc. on being awarded a 2024 ENERGY STAR Canada award. Your efforts are driving innovation in energy efficiency, helping Canadians to save money on energy bills and contributing to the fight against climate change. The Government of Canada is very pleased to support energy efficiency solutions on our collective path to a sustainable and prosperous future,” said The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

"We are profoundly honoured to be selected once again as 2024 ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year for Electronics by Natural Resources Canada," said Lauren Sallata, Chief Marketing Officer, Ricoh North America. "This recognition underscores our enduring commitment, spanning nearly 50 years, to prioritize environmental stewardship in all facets of our operations. Through relentless innovation in energy efficient products and cutting-edge services and solutions propelling digital transformation, our goal is to set a standard for sustainability that inspires others. This achievement reaffirms our collective dedication to preserving our planet for future generations, as we journey toward a more sustainable and promising tomorrow."

Ricoh’s commitment to environmental sustainability runs deep, rooted in the company’s Founding Principles – The Spirt of Three Loves – established in 1946 by its founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura, and made an official focus of its business with the creation of an Environmental Promotion Section in 1976. The ENERGY STAR Canada award is a reflection of this commitment, along with numerous milestones and achievements throughout the company’s history, including: Establishment of Environmental Principles in 1992 as guidelines for environmental conservation; development of the Comet Circle™ in 1994 as a concept for realizing a circular economy; receiving the World Environment Center (WEC) Gold Medal in 2003; and becoming the first Japanese company to join the RE100 in 2017.

For more information about Ricoh's commitment to the environment and achieving a sustainable future, please visit: https://www.ricoh.ca/en-CA/about-us/corporate-responsibility-and-environmental-sustainability.

| 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 2024, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,348 billion yen (approx. 15.5 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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