Ricoh’s sustainable environmental management began in 1970s to engage and balance environmental conservation activities with business sustainability.
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Ricoh) is a prominent Japanese multinational corporation known for advocating environmental sustainability with the People, Public and Private (3P) sectors in Singapore.
Ricoh began its environmental journey in 2004 by inculcating the Eco Office concept into their office environment. They received the Project Eco Office Certification by the Singapore Environment Council in 2005 and conducted numerous Eco Office Tours to share their sustainable office management practices and ideas with many groups.
Ricoh worked with the National Parks Board, National Environment Agency, PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, and the Nature Society (Singapore) to adopt the Tanjong Pagar RICOH Park in 2005, and the Marina Reservoir in 2014, the Butterfly Trail @ Orchard project in 2010, and participated in annual tree-planting activities in conjunction with the Clean and Green Singapore movement. Since 2005, over 3,000 tree samplings have been planted.
Ricoh plays an active role among local Japanese community by producing Japanese Marina Barrage brochure, PUB World Water Day posters and Sustainable Singapore Blueprint storybooks.
To commemorate World Environment Day, Ricoh organises annual Eco Action Day in Singapore since 2007. In its 10th year this year, Ricoh rallied over 800 organisations to take positive actions to reduce environmental impact.
Ricoh’s sustainable environmental management began in 1970s to engage and balance environmental conservation activities with business sustainability. The Comet Circle™, a resource recirculating process created by Ricoh Group in 1994, efficiently reuse and recycle its products to maximise the closed-loop materials recycling, and reduce the use of virgin resources.
With these commendable environmental sustainability efforts, Ricoh is indeed a business that supports the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint’s theme: A Leading Green Economy, and deserves the President’s Award for the Environment 2016.