June 26, 2017
Ricoh Asia Pacific pledged that all its power would be 100 percent renewable by 2019.
The announcement was made after the Ricoh Company Ltd announced its own environmental goals in April. Ricoh Asia Pacific switched to clean energy in it’s Singapore office by “powering 25 percent of the renewable source to its regional office with effect 20 June and will increase this to 50 percent next year after which 2019 that office will be 100 percent powered by the renewable energy.
At the Eco Action Day Circular Economy Industry Roundtable, Mr Kazuhisa Goto, Managing Director, Ricoh Asia Pacific, said: “As the regional headquarter in the Asia Pacific region, we recognized that business activities depended greatly on natural resources and the global eco systems. We also realized that environmental issues such as global warming and limited natural resources present both risks and opportunities for businesses, so it important for us to strive fora balance on conservation activities with business sustainability to ensure the betterment of the environment.”
Ricoh is the first Japanese company that has joined RE100, a group of companies committed to 100 percent renewable power, and Ricoh Group has committed to globally using a minimum of 30 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.
Goto also commented: “Ricoh Asia Pacific wants to keep the momentum going as the leading regional headquarter. Given that our operations in this region are mainly the offices, it is not easy for us to find renewable sources without the need to install the solar panels. Despite so, we will continue to lookout for prospective energy provider to power renewable source to other sales companies in this region in the near future.”
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