News release


Double Award Recognitions to Ricoh Asia Pacific in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership and Environmental Sustainability

April 22st, 2016

Ricoh Asia Pacific has received double winning during the 8th Annual Global CSR Summit and Awards 2016, held on 21st April, at Bali, Indonesia. During the award ceremony, Ricoh Asia Pacific walks away with 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 who takes full responsibilities to enhance its sustainable management and contribute to the development of a sustainable society.

Left Picture: Mr. J.D. Kasamoto, General Manager, Service & Environment Division of Ricoh Asia Pacific & China, representing Ricoh to receive the award from Mr. Mark Yong, Chairman of Design Development and SingaPlural. Right Picture: Regional Environmental Management Group Team who initiated the Eco Action Day Campaign.

Mr. J.D. Kasamoto, General Manager, Service & Environment Division of Ricoh Asia Pacific & China who receives the award on stage said, “Ricoh Group first mooted the idea of commemorating World Environment Day in 2006, and decided to do so by engaging their employees, customers, corporate neighbours and government partners to take action to reduce their impact on the environment on that day.” Ricoh Asia Pacific took the lead and embarked the first Eco Action Day in Singapore on 5th June 2007, in collaboration with Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Since 2014, Ricoh Asia Pacific relaunched the campaign with a new theme: “Green the Red Dot, Join the Movement”, to call on businesses, schools and the wider public to join the national movement to green Singapore, also known as the “little red dot”, by pledging simple actions to reduce energy and resource consumption in the office, school and at home, thereby minimise the carbon emission. It hopes that by encouraging simple acts such as conserving energy, reducing waste and raising environmental awareness, it will help the wider public ingrain these actions into daily life.

“We are very happy and motivated to be recognized for our efforts in running this campaign. It had a humble beginning of only 18 participating organisations back then in 2007, but today, more than 700 organisations has participated in this movement for the good cause of the environment. As the largest and longest running business-led environmental awareness initiative in Singapore, we hope that Eco Action Day can accelerate the awareness of the importance of conserving energy and resources so as to reduce the carbon emissions across different sectors nationwide and help Singapore along the sustainable development path to become a smart, eco-friendly city with a ‘zero-waste’ culture and a flourishing green economy by 2030.”, Mr. Kasamoto expressed his joy continues.

As part of the campaign, Ricoh Asia Pacific and Eco Business convened a panel discussion, featuring on the theme: “Driving Sustainability for Our Future”, in line with Ricoh’s slogan last year. The Ricoh Group has developed this slogan to encourage all employees to make concerted efforts to enhance sustainability. It is developed to reflect its strong commitment to contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by creating and providing new value through its business operations.

(From left) Ronnie Tay, chief executive officer, National Environment Agency; Ynse de Boer, managing director, Accenture strategy and sustainability services; Jessica Cheam, editor, Eco-Business; Vincent Lim, managing director, Ricoh Singapore; Ariel Muller, director Asia Pacific, Forum for the Future; Victor Savage, professor, National University of Singapore.

To celebrate the significant Singapore’s 50 years of independence, together with IBM and World Environment Center, Ricoh Asia Pacific had another fruitful discussion with various environmental and sustainability experts, professors and representatives from multi-national corporations on the same day.


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The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
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