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Corporate Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability

Driving sustainability for our future. 

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Count the ways to be green

Sustainable living starts with understanding your lifestyle and its effects on the environment. You release one metric ton of CO2 into the atmosphere for*:

  • Every 390 liters of gasoline you buy.

  • Every 2,381 miles you drive in an average passenger vehicle.

  • Every 41 barbecue propane canisters you use.

Infovisual about the usage of carbon bioxide.
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2016 ENERGY STAR®      Partner of the Year 

This prestigious award recognizes our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by:

  • Producing energy-efficient products.
  • Offering sustainable services and solutions.
  • Educating consumers about energy efficiency.

"The new world of work demands that we consider each element of the ecosystem — from an increasingly mobile workforce, to the mindset of the millennials, to the health of our planet — in order to create the smartest, most effective solutions for our customers that speak to these changing dynamics," said Martin Brodigan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ricoh Americas.


Our duty is to not only look out for our customers, suppliers and employees, but society and the planet, too. So when we pursue success, there’s only one way we want to achieve it — responsibly. Ricoh's corporate social responsibilities charter includes these principles that guide our actions:

  • Integrity in corporate activities

  • Harmony with the environment

  • Respect for people

  • Harmony with society


Toner Bottle and Cartridge Return Program

Recycling and resource recovery are an important part of any sustainability efforts. As part of our sustainable business practices, we offer various programs to help you recycle your used consumables, imaging equipment, parts.

By working together, we can protect the environment, use resources efficiently and reduce needless waste.


Everybody should be able to use our products to their full potential to contribute to organizational productivity. That’s why we strive to meet the highest Accessibility standards.

Learn how we incorporate accessibility and usability into our product design process to guarantee our products' compliance with Accessibility standards.


Biodiversity and Environmental CSR

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, consists of species that interact with and depend on each other for survival — humans included. Read about our sustainability goals and the actions we take to conserve that biodiversity locally and globally

Conservation Programs and Certifications

The Earth's resources are limited and precious, so we want to conserve energy wherever possible. Learn how you can lower your energy use and operating costs through our green manufacturing processes and compliance with ENERGY STAR®, Ecologo® and ISO 14001. Read about tools and services that help you gather the information you need to make green choices.


Safety data sheets

To support our environmental sustainability and product compliance efforts, we provide safety data sheets (SDSs) that describe the proper use of chemical substances and the emergency measures you should take in case of an accident. You can search for SDSs by product category and name. 

Green procurement

Concern for the environment is in our DNA. Ricoh Company Ltd. is the driving force for sustainability throughout the entire organization, and it provides the standards and guidelines that all Ricoh companies follow. Collectively, our environmental efforts roll up into the Ricoh Group Sustainability Report, which includes information on green procurement and other green initiatives. 

Green Reporting

The use of Green Reports from Ricoh’s @Remote Intelligent Remote Management System, provide customer’s staff the necessary tracking information required to identify printing and copying trends, overall paper consumption as well as provide information to increase efficiency of the technology to minimize overall carbon footprint.

Eco Friendly Products & Print Solutions

As customers and shareholders become increasingly concerned about where and how their products are made, they are demanding companies that use paper products that come from a sustainable and responsible source.
*Source: https://www.epa.gov/energy/greenhouse-gas-equivalencies-calculator