During the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2016 held in Bali, Ricoh Asia Pacific scored a double win, bagging the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership Platinum Award and Best Environmental Excellence Silver Award. These recognitions continue to strengthen Ricoh’s global position as a corporate citizen that takes full responsibility to enhance sustainable management and contribute to the development of a sustainable society.
Mr. Tetsuya Takano, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific and China, is delighted with the achievements said: “We are very happy and honoured to once again receive the Global CSR Awards this year. Unlike the last two years which recognised Ricoh in the area of Product Excellence, the CSR Leadership and Best Environmental Excellence Awards came as a motivating strength for us to continue what we have been doing as a corporate citizen. These recognitions further encourage us to strive harder to excel in improving sustainability and increasing our corporate value.”
As the Platinum winner of the CSR Leadership category, Ricoh Asia Pacific demonstrates strong commitment in promoting the annual Eco Action Day nationwide campaign in Singapore since 2007, encouraging awareness and action for the environment, culminating in the celebration of World Environment Day on 5th June.
The awarding of the Best Environmental Excellence category on the other hand, sees the sustainability efforts of Ricoh integrating its environmental performance into a sustainable development strategy. These include the development of environmental technologies, the concept of Comet Circle™, the Total Green Office Solution offering to the customers, the compliance of the environment-related certifications for its products,besides the product and supplies take-back programmes at each sales company.
This is Asia’s most prestigious recognition awards programme for Corporate Social Responsibility that recognises companies for implementation of outstanding, innovative and world-class products, services, projects and programmes. Ricoh Asia Pacific’s wins is a testimony to its leadership, sincerity, ethical values, compliance with legal requirements, and respect for individuals, communities and the environment, in the way Ricoh manage its business.