MALVERN, Pa., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with the highly coveted 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products, offering sustainable services and solutions, and educating consumers about energy efficiency.
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, will be honored for:
"The new world of work demands that we consider each element of the ecosystem – from an increasingly mobile workforce, to the mindset of the millennials, to the health of our planet – in order to create the smartest, most effective solutions for our customers that speak to these changing dynamics," said Martin Brodigan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "At Ricoh, our commitment to the environment is well-established, and is paramount in the development of our hardware, software and services offerings. We are extremely pleased that the EPA has recognized these efforts with this important award, as we consider sustainability to be a fundamental part of our DNA."
"Ricoh's ENERGY STAR certified products, along with its services and solutions, are helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "Ricoh's efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
Ricoh's historical and ongoing commitment to sustainability has been recognized by many environmental organizations. In this past year alone, Ricoh has received a number of awards, including the ENERGY STAR Building Certification for its West Caldwell, NJ facility for 2015 and the Green Excellence in Partnership award from the Coalition for Government Procurement for leading the imaging industry with energy-efficient equipment. Ricoh's leadership role in advancing the ENERGY STAR efficiency standards was cited as a major reason for the Green Excellence in Partnership win.
Ricoh has also been named a member of the EPA's SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of the movement of goods through the supply chain. Ricoh also received an ENERGY STAR award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design in 2014. These accolades serve to illustrate Ricoh's ongoing and fervent commitment to ENERGY STAR and the welfare of the environment.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit https://www.energystar.gov/about/2016_energy_star_award_winners.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA's ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in over 190 countries. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
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