Environmental Awards and Certifications
We believe that ensuring the earth’s future viability needs affirmative action today from businesses and the community. It also means educating and empowering the adults of tomorrow.
Environmental Management System ISO 14001
Ricoh became New Zealand’s first office equipment supplier to be accredited with ISO 14001 in 2001. ISO 14001 is a worldwide certification, primarily focused on what the organisation does to eliminate or minimise harmful effects caused by its activities on the environment. Additionally, all major Ricoh production sites in the world are ISO 14001 certified.
In 2008, Ricoh became the first document solutions company in New Zealand to become carbon neutral. This has been recognised by the achievement of carboNZeroCert™ certification. In addition to our own business operations, Ricoh has voluntarily decided to offset the emissions associated with our customer’s use of energy efficient Ricoh multifunctional devices and printers. Your organisation’s carbon footprint will be reduced because we take responsibility for offsetting the electricity consumed by your Ricoh equipment.
The carboNZero certification programme is a Crown Research Institute led initiative.
Environmental Choice New Zealand
Initiated and endorsed by the New Zealand Government, Ricoh is New Zealand’s first office equipment supplier to have our products accredited with the Environmental Choice Tick of Approval; recognising our achievements in reducing the environmental impact of our products.
Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
Ricoh Group has consistently been named in the top 100 ‘Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’, the only document solutions company to take that honour. The aim of the ‘The Global 100’ project is to highlight the companies that have been most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance factors that impact opportunity and risk in their business.