Ricoh has been named a gold winner for Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.
The award for Most Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year is the latest recognition for Ricoh’s ambitious sustainability efforts, including the global organization’s commitment to using a minimum of 30 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. In 2017, Ricoh USA, Inc. was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year as its number of ENERGY STAR certified products increased by 27.2 percent.
“Environmental sustainability is a major focus for us at Ricoh, so every benchmark, every milestone, every honor is incredibly encouraging,” said Glenn Laverty, senior vice president of Ricoh Americas Marketing and president & CEO of Ricoh Canada. “This particular recognition reinforces that our commitment to sustainability is producing real, noticeable results. At Ricoh, it is important for us to not only uphold exceptional corporate social responsibility ideals but to also demonstrate to our customers how we can all work smarter with eco-friendly products and sustainability know-how. This is a global focus for us as we continue to empower digital workplaces within our own organization and around the world.”