Ricoh continues to be recognized in the FTSE4Good, FTSE Blossom Japan, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Indices

Ricoh Company, Ltd. has once again been selected for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series, the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), which are share price indices for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments*. Ricoh has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for the past 18 consecutive years, and the FTSE Blossom Japan Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) since being established in 2017.

Ricoh’s approach to sustainability is to pursue a sustainable society through a Three Ps Balance—Prosperity (economic), People (society), and Planet (environment). In order to realize this desired society, Ricoh has identified seven material issues in two areas, “Resolving social issues through business” and “Robust management infrastructure,” set 17 relevant ESG targets, and endeavor to incorporate them into group-wide efforts.

Ricoh’s top management has positioned “diversity” and “work-life management” as part of its growth strategy and has been driving various initiatives to promote women’s empowerment. Starting in 2020, we have set “diversity and inclusion” as one of the materiality issues to be addressed as part of our efforts to strengthen our robust management infrastructure. We have set the ratio of female managers as an ESG target, and we are strengthening our efforts centered on changing work styles and providing career support. In addition, Ricoh joined the 30% Club Japan in November 2020, which aims to increase the ratio of female executives in companies.

Ricoh will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals agreed upon by the international community by solving social issues through business and realizing a sustainable society.

FTSE Russell—a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) Group—has been selecting companies for inclusion in their FTSE4Good Index since 2001 and focuses on companies demonstrating strong ESG practices.

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index was created in 2017, focusing on Japanese companies, and has since been adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as its share price index for ESG investments.

The MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN) was created in 2017 to evaluate companies in how they promote and maintain higher levels of gender diversity.

*ESG investments are those that consider more than a company’s financial performance, but also their approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. ESG investments are based on the understanding that emphasis on good ESG practices can help eliminate risk. Such information cannot be gleaned from regular financial reports. ESG investments can lead to more sustainable growth and greater mid-to-long term revenue potential for those companies.

Relevant Contents

Ricoh’s Approach to Seven Material Issues and ESG Targets

Diversity and Work-Life Management

Related Links

FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services that enable individuals to work smarter from anywhere.

With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of digital services and information management, and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation and optimize business performance.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

Ricoh declares June as Global SDGs Action Month

Global common activities

  • SDGs World Tour (for employees)
    Showcase weekly online the social and SDG contribution activities throughout the Ricoh Group global companies.
  • SDGs Action—Start from what you can do (at an organization level)
    Each Ricoh Group company plans and implements various SDGs activities and shares the outcomes within the Ricoh Group.
  • Smile for SDGs Action (for all organizations)
    Recognize those teams who demonstrated exceptional ideas in implementing SDGs activities.

Activities at each company
1. Ricoh Japan

  • Set activity themes, targets, and implement the three categories that contribute to the SDGs: “Digitization of the workplace,” “Provision of digital services,” and “Reinforcement of internal business process.”

2. Ricoh USA

  • Wear green for World Environment Day (observed on June 4) to raise awareness.
  • Celebrate Pride Month via Webinar in partnership with Ricoh Canada (June 17).
  • Launch a new People, Planet, and Prosperity Award program, and annual SDG Spotlight Award.

3. Ricoh Latin America

  • Wear green for “The Green Challenge” (June 4th to June 30th).
  • “The Green Lunch” is a series of one-hour sessions every Friday in June on “Everything you want to know about the SDGs” with discussions, Q&A, feedback, resource sharing, training materials.

4. Ricoh Europe

  • Collect and share photos of activities that employees have undertaken during the COVID-19 impact and sustainable recovery.

5. Ricoh Asia Pacific

  • Declare Eco Action Pledge related to SDGs and ocean plastics will be offset for every organization, school, and individual pledge received.
  • Distribute seeds to the community in support of Singapore’s 30-by-30 vision.

 Relevant Information

Ricoh’s approach to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services, thus enabling individuals to work smarter.
With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh 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 has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

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