TOKYO, September 14, 2020 – Ricoh Company, Ltd. is the only Japanese company to be shortlisted for the prestigious
“RE100 Leadership Awards” (hereafter “leadership awards”) announced by the Climate Group.
RE100 is a global initiative led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, made up of influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity, working to increase demand for – and delivery of – renewable energy. Ricoh became the first Japanese company to join RE100 in 2017, which is now comprised of more than 250 major businesses, of which 38 are Japanese.
The inaugural Awards will recognize the leadership of RE100 companies in accelerating the transition to 100% renewable electricity. The award winners will be announced and receive a commendation at the RE100 Members Forum on Wednesday, September 23 during Climate Week NYC, which will be held online between September 21-27. The Leadership Awards comprise of six categories, with Ricoh listed as a candidate in the “Most Collaborative Leader” category. This category celebrates companies that actively share their learnings with peers to enable a faster transition to 100% renewable electricity.
Ricoh is a founding member of the newly formed RE100 Advisory Committee, and the only Japanese company. Ricoh is also a founding member of the Japan Climate Leaders’ Partnership (JCLP), RE100’s Japan partner, and has continued to stress the importance of joining RE100 through various events organized by the JCLP. In addition to Ricoh’s CEO’s keynote speech at the Climate Week NYC in 2018, the company recently announced its support for the United Nations Global Compact’s “Uniting Business and Governments to Recover Better,” and is actively disseminating information and collaborating to achieve this goal.
Ricoh is working to solve social issues through its business activities to realize a sustainable society in pursuit of the Three P’s Balance — the balance between Prosperity, People, and Planet. Based on this basic concept, Ricoh identified seven issues, selecting “realization of a zero-carbon society” as one of them, and incorporated it into its business strategy. Ricoh will continue to contribute to the achievement of a zero-carbon society by accelerating energy-saving initiatives and renewables usage, as well as providing digital service to new ways of working.