March 9, 2022
Epson and its Group companies said they are deeply concerned by the conflict in Ukraine and the humanitarian crisis in the region.
To support humanitarian relief for those affected by the crisis, Epson is donating $1 million (€0.91 million) through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Red Cross. In addition, Epson Group companies are arranging to match all funds raised through staff donations to the Red Cross.
Epson said: “As part of its policy of pursuing the trust-based management that underpins its Management Philosophy, Epson is committed to respecting human rights. As such, we have made the decision to suspend exports of our products to Russia and Belarus.”
The Epson Group strongly urges an immediate end to the conflict.
The violence and speed with which the humanitarian crisis is unfolding across Ukraine and the surrounding area is deeply distressing, Ricoh Europe said. The company added: “Our thoughts are with every person impacted by this deeply shattering conflict.”
As a result of the conflict, Ricoh has taken the decision to suspend shipments of all devices to Russia. “We will continue to fully comply with all sanctions imposed on Russia. Our primary concern is for all those impacted by the conflict,” the company added.
Ricoh Europe has made a donation to the Red Cross, while its operating companies across Europe are taking action to support the humanitarian crisis through fundraising and other activities.
Ricoh Europe concluded: “This conflict goes against our founding philosophy and every value we hold dear as a global organisation – we stand shoulder to shoulder in our desire for a swift and peaceful resolution.”
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