March 29, 2023
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy have awarded Canon U.S.A., Inc., and Ricoh USA, Inc., with the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2023.
This is the 30th year that Canon has been a partner with ENERGY STAR, offering more than 200 ENERGY STAR certified products. This marks the eighth consecutive year (2016-present) that Canon has won the esteemed Partner of the Year Award, and the sixth year of the Sustained Excellence accolade.
“This award further demonstrates Canon’s commitment to its Kyosei philosophy, which translates to ‘all people regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future,’” said Shinya Fukuda, vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc. “We believe it is Canon’s responsibility to respect our environment, and we try to build harmonious relationships with the Earth and the community.”
Ricoh was recognised for new initiatives that reinforce the company’s dedication to reducing its environmental footprint through actions demonstrating leadership in energy efficiency and the ENERGY STAR program – including a new version of its carbon calculator.
“Ricoh has kept its focus on people, prosperity, and the planet, which includes driving sustainability for a better future, and we’re honoured to receive ENERGY STAR recognition for the eighth year in a row,” said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh North America. “We will continue to advance and develop environmental technology for practical energy saving and pursue new green initiatives, while helping customers measure and lower their carbon footprints.”
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realising the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR programme honours a group of businesses and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners.
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