June 3, 2021
The Ricoh Group said it places sustainably enhancing corporate value by resolving social issues at the core of its management approach. This is achieved by taking on a range of strategic initiatives to drive our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In alignment with these initiatives, Ricoh said it will implement “Ricoh Global SDGs Action 2021” throughout June, which will comprise various activities across the organisation to help foster a sense of group unity and innovation, and strengthen ESG/SDGs values in all employees.
The goal of last year’s event held in November 2020 was to encourage Ricoh employees to feel pride in their work, bring joy to their families and friends, and raise awareness of how their work links to SDGs. In a global employee survey conducted in February 2021, 98% responded positively to this event, indicating a high level of personal commitment and connection to how their work specifically connects to resolving social issues and the SDGs. Ricoh has also been recognised by rating agencies and international surveys, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices listing in November 2020, one of the world’s most renowned indices for ESG.
Ricoh added: “This year’s theme is “Accelerating SDGs actions based on materiality,” we will aim to improve further the level of SDGs/ESG actions through those activities.”
Ricoh’s approach to sustainability is to pursue a sustainable society by balancing the Three Ps of Prosperity (economic), People (society), and Planet (environment). In order to realise this goal, Ricoh has identified seven material issues in two areas: “Resolving social issues through business” and “Robust management infrastructure” to accelerate its contribution towards achieving the SDGs.
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