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Environmental Journey

Environmental Journey

Since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro environmental management has become a global trend. Recognizing our responsibility as a good corporate citizen Office Machine Group (OMG) took the initiative to establish an environmental management system.

ISO 14001

In May 1997, the ISO 14001 Core Group was formed in Office Machine Group. This team of 17 people represented four sites as well as supporting services. It became their challenge to implement and refine the EMS. By their efforts and with the support of their business groups, the environmental management system was integrated into each areas daily activities. On February 2, 1998 it was confirmed that all OMG sites were officially certified to ISO 14001-1996.

 

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Zero Waste to Landfill

Additionally, in July 1999, another project team was formed. Their objective was to eliminate all waste to landfill. The deadline for accomplishment was set as March 2001. A plan covering all Ricoh Electronics facilities was generated and implemented. As of March 2001, all Ricoh Electronics facilities were certified "Zero Waste To Landfill.

 

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National Environmental Performance Track

In 2002, Ricoh Electronics was accepted as a participant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Environmental Performance Track Program. Performance Track is an important public / private partnership that encourages environmental excellence, involves communities in environmental protection, and focuses on measurable results.

RSG/TMG has been accepted as a participant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Environmental Performance Track in recognition of top environmental performance. Since the Program's launch in Summer 2000, 281 facilities have been accepted as participants. Through a systematic approach to managing environmental responsibilities, taking extra steps to reduce and prevent pollution, and being good corporate neighbors, RSG/TMG is leading the way to environmental excellence. Performance Track defines what it means to be a top environmental performer and provides incentives to motivate further improvements.

 

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Our Commitment

Through its Environmental Policy and EMS, Ricoh Electronics, Inc. has established the foundation and a commitment to:

 

- environmental protection

- continual improvement

- reduction of pollution and efficient use of natural resources

- meeting or exceeding applicable environmental laws and regulations

 

It is Ricoh Electronics' goal to conduct business in a way that enhances the growth of the company as well as the protection of the environment.

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