MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it has won the ENERGY STAR® Canada Manufacturer of the Year Award for Electronics for the 2nd consecutive year. This award recognizes Ricoh for its excellence in the arena of advancing market transformation on energy efficiency in Canada.
"Ricoh has received numerous awards and recognition from third party organizations around the world, and we are especially proud of this particular award as it is a testament to our work here in our own back yard," Mike Fast, Chief Operating Officer of Ricoh Canada, Inc. "We recognize that environmental sustainability is everyone's responsibility and we try very hard to make sure the importance of that is intertwined into every aspect of our business. We are currently working towards an aggressive initiative that will decrease our C02 emissions from Canadian operations 30% by 2022."
Along with manufacturing ENERGY STAR certified products, Ricoh Canada has remained committed towards promoting and educating its customers on the environmental features and benefits of its offerings through training webinars and customer facing collateral. In an effort to deliver the most energy efficient products, Ricoh defaults all its devices with the most eco-friendly settings. Ricoh's internal green team program "The Eco League" promotes and encourages eco-friendly activities in offices across Canada with the goal of driving awareness of issues around sustainability.
In 2017 Ricoh announced its support of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of 17 global goals which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. June is designated as Global SDG Action month where the company focuses on initiatives designed to create awareness of and action towards the global goals, one of which being climate change.
"ENERGY STAR Canada winners are building a sustainable, energy-efficient and resilient future. By reducing pollution, lowering bills and creating jobs, Ricoh is helping Canada shine," said the Honourable Seamus O'Regan, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR Canada is a 19-year-long energy efficiency success story. The program is a voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and 1,500+ organizations working to use our natural resources more wisely through greater energy efficiency. Behind each ENERGY STAR label is a product, home, building or industrial facility that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. ENERGY STAR is Canada's simple choice to save energy, save money and save our environment. For more information about ENERGY STAR Canada, visit www.energystar.gc.ca.
| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2020, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,008 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).
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