Ricoh’s story of action
A growing number of companies are going all in for halving emissions by 2030. The We Mean Business Coalition spoke to Japanese electronics company Ricoh, to find out how they are taking climate action.
Since advocating “Environmental Sustainability Management” in 1998, Ricoh has been working for more than 20 years to achieve environmental conservation and profit generation simultaneously.
Since 2019, our flagship products are assembled by using 100% renewable electricity. Our global headquarters in Tokyo is now powered by 100% renewable electricity.
Based on the experience as the COP21 official sponsor, we set a long-term goal of “Aim for zero GHG emissions across the entire value chain” in 2017. At the same time, we became the first Japanese company to join RE100. In 2020, we revised our 2030 environmental goals and committed to reducing all direct GHG emissions from our manufacturing sites, offices, and vehicles by 63% for Scope 1 and 2 and 40% for Scope 3 (both compared to 2015).
31 Ricoh companies in 24 countries switched to 100% renewable electricity by the end of March 2021. We have also raised our renewable electricity target to 50% and aim to use 100% renewable electricity across all our major international sites by 2030. In Japan, we have introduced a comprehensive evaluation system to procure renewable electricity with additionality.
To achieve our 2030 goals, we will continue to work with our customers, suppliers, and local communities to encourage the use of renewable energy and strive towards the realization of a zero-carbon society. Ricoh is all in for 2030.