Ricoh Company announced its new goal on fostering sustainability.
In its 19th Mid-Term Management plan from April 2017, Ricoh set new environmental goals including achieving zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The five material issues Ricoh will address include:
· Productivity Enhancement
· Intelligence Creation
· Quality Of Life (QOL) Enhancement
· Zero-carbon Society
· Circular Economy
Ricoh has chosen to focus on these five material issues based on the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by the international community and Ricoh’s Mission Statement.
The aftermarket company aims to create new markets and value propositions by taking on the challenges to solve broad social issues while achieving Ricoh’s own business growth.
“Ricoh will continue growing as a trusted and valued company, and our declaration shows what we focus and how we solve it,” said Yoshinori Yamashita, President and CEO of Ricoh. “Today’s announcement shows our wish on becoming a more eco-friendly company.”
Ricoh has become the first Japanese company to join the RE100, which means the company will use a minimum of 30% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050.