Abstract

This IDC Vendor Profile provides a detailed view of Ricoh's own performance vis-à-vis IDC's sustainability framework across the three pillars. It examines the vendor's overall performance, points to the specific areas where the vendor strongly outperformed the industry average and offers a view of drivers and events that will shape sustainability issues in the future. The manufacturer applies the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) to its operations (through the disposal, transport, and production of goods); the use of its products (considering aspects such as the electricity, paper, or ink utilized); and its supplier network (when sourcing raw parts and materials). It also conducts lifecycle analysis to assess the environmental impacts associated with the different stages of its products' lives. It focuses on three key UN SDGs (#13, Climate Action; #12, Responsible Consumption and Production; and #3, Good Health and Well Being), although it supports 12 SDGs. For years, the organization has developed and implemented its Sustainability Optimisation Programme that takes a consulting-led approach to carbon neutrality, energy, and paper reduction and certification.

IDC has selected the vendors for individual profiles based on their overall performance and willingness to provide material information in a transparent manner.


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