TOKYO, January 24, 2013 — Ricoh Company, Ltd., CEO Shiro Kondo today announced that Ricoh is honored to be rated as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the ninth year. The news was unveiled at the Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland. It recognizes companies that are best-positioned to thrive in a 'clean capitalism' economy. Clean capitalism incorporates social, economic, ecological benefits and costs. It also indicates that organizations know the full impacts of their actions.
Mariko Azuma, General Manager of CSR Division, said, "Ricoh has been named in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list since its inception in 2005. Such recognition is a great affirmation to Ricoh and our employees that our focus on sustainable business operations is making a real impact. In particular the awarding body recognized our achievements in three areas: First in resource management, where we continue to be committed to carbon reduction in all our activities, second in financial management where our innovative approach was highlighted and finally for employee management with an emphasis on safety and diversity.
The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World is the most extensive corporate sustainability assessment in existence, with 4,000 companies evaluated and inclusion limited to a select group of the top 100 large-cap companies in the world. The prestigious recognition tops another year of accolades for Ricoh's commitment to sustainability in its own business, and for its customers around the world.