Ricoh receives the Singapore Sustainability Award recognition

Singapore – Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd receives the Singapore Sustainability Award recognition under the Green Technology category presented by the Singapore Business Federation during the Singapore Sustainability Award Ceremony 2013. This award recognizes organizations for demonstrating strong and compelling green technology solutions, while ensuring a high level of commitment and performance to other criteria of corporate environment responsibility, measurement of impact and innovation.

Ricoh is the only organization in the office and printing solution industry to be awarded for its Quick Start-up (QSU) energy saving technology, which enables printers and copiers to start up quickly from the sleep mode. Since 2001, Ricoh has been constantly improving this technology – from 30 or more seconds to start up from energy saving mode, to reaching its current achievement of just 10 seconds. The development of energy saving technology is one of Ricoh’s positive contributing factors to CO2 reduction in the customer premises and thereby minimizes the environmental impact.

Ricoh stands firm on its three mottos – Never compromise on the environment, user-friendliness and quality, that differentiate its energy saving technologies from the rest.

“Ricoh is honoured and encouraged to receive this recognition from Singapore Business Federation as our continued effort in creating a sustainable environment for everyone has gained consensus. At Ricoh, development of environmental technologies is one of the most significant effort made to realize sustainable environmental management.” said Mr. Nobuaki Majima, Managing Director of Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

Ricoh’s sustainability commitment has stepped up to Corporate Shared Value (CSV) which focuses on three principles – Good for “Environment”, “Economy” and “People”. This new approach comes together with a clear objective of maintaining competitiveness to the customers’ benefits while promoting sustainable development.

Ricoh has been committed to sustainable environmental management back in 1970s. This commitment is put into practice throughout the product life cycle from product design, production, marketing activities and customer services to end-of-life product. Such practices reduce the environmental impacts, and at the same time, create economic value for the investors, clients and employees.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms Masayo Hada
Environment Manager
Regional Environmental Management Group
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6830 5882
Fax: (65) 6830 5830

Ms Wong Yee Thing
Environment Assistant Manager
Regional Environmental Management Group
Ricoh Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6830 5804
Fax: (65) 6830 5830

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