For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with its prestigious ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award – as well as the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to the program. These latest accolades acknowledge our work to foster environmental sustainability in our own operations and evangelize on behalf of sustainability to customers and the business community. As a company, we have committed to reducing the total lifecycle CO2 emissions of the Ricoh Group by 30 percent by 2020 and by 87.5 percent by 2050.
The Deming Award recognizes corporations and individuals who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to quality control, and whose products or inventions make exceptional advances in the pursuit of quality. Less than 100 select companies have won the Deming Award. Ricoh was the first office equipment manufacturer to win one — and today, we're the only such company to have won two. The criteria include corporate policy, quality systems, education and training, results and future plans.
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) Awards
We've won 16 awards for our product lines in the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) 2015 Winter Pick Awards, including awards for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for our Smart Operation Panel.