Ricoh Awarded Highest Gold Rating in EcoVadis Global Supplier Survey Three times in a Row
TOKYO, April 18, 2017 - Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) has received the highest gold rating in a sustainability survey conducted by EcoVadis.
Ricoh has retained the highest standard gold rating three times in a row at the survey. EcoVadis assesses suppliers from 110 countries and across 150 business sectors on corporate policies, initiatives and achievements in areas concerning the Environment, Labor Practices, Fair Business Practices, and Supply Chain. Ricoh submitted its sustainability data to EcoVadis for evaluation and was ranked within the top 5% of all companies surveyed following last year.
Today, many global companies are eager to improve both their own sustainability record, and sustainability in their supply chain as well. In fact the sustainability performance of suppliers has become an important factor for supplier selection. It is also becoming more common that customers request Ricoh’s sustainability data as part of their supplier selection process they often request our assessment by EcoVadis.
Ricoh recognizes this gold rating as a testament to our sustainable activities. We will proactively make efforts to improve sustainability, thereby consistently meeting the expectations of all stakeholders through achieving business growth and boosting corporate value.
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline — imagine. change. — Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).
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