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Corporate Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability

The Ricoh Way means the right way for the planet

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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 103 gallons of gasoline you spend. For cars that get 25 miles to the gallon, that's a little more than 2,500 miles — equal to about two months of driving for many Americans.

  • Every month you power the average American home for heating, cooling, cooking, electricity and more.

  • Every 40 barbecue propane canisters you use.

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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



Everybody should be able to use our products to their full potential. That’s why we strive to meet or exceed Section 508 compliance standards.

Learn how we incorporate accessibility and usability into our product design process, and review our Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates to evaluate our products' compliance with Section 508. 

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®, EPEAT® and ISO 14001. And read about tools and services that help you make green choices. 


Product Stewardship and Recycling

Proper recycling of your devices, parts, packing materials and toner cartridges contributes greatly to our sustainability efforts. Take advantage of the numerous recycling programs we offer, and learn about state-specific regulations.

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.
*Source: Southwest Climate Change Network (http://www.southwestclimatechange.org/solutions/reducing-emissions/mmtco2-e)