Ricoh wins a top prize for its Sustainability Optimisation programme in Europe.
London, 25 November 2011 Ricoh Europe, a specialist in office solutions, managed document services, IT services and production printing, was presented with one of the top prizes at the prestigious International Green Awards 2011. The Ricoh Sustainability Optimisation Programme scooped the silver award in the ‘Best Green Service Innovation’ category. The award recognises a service that minimises resource use, is truly sustainable and has a genuine ‘value-added’ proposition.
In just two years, Ricoh has helped more than 4,300 customers reduce their carbon emissions by an average of up to 35 per cent while at the same time, reduce total cost of ownership of Ricoh devices by 28 per cent. The Ricoh Sustainability Optimisation Programme, accredited by the British Standards Institution (BSI), is available as a part of Ricoh’s Managed Document Services and builds upon its successful Pay Per Page Green consultancy. In five simple steps it uses actual customer data to more accurately measure carbon emissions. Ricoh then helps businesses to reduce, optimise and neutralise the carbon emissions, to create a carbon balanced printing environment. Ricoh also provides ongoing governance to ensure savings are maximised into the future.
It is the third time Ricoh has been independently rewarded for the programme this year. It also received the top prize in the ‘EFQM Sustainability Good Practice Competition’ and was recognised by NIMA, the Dutch Institute of Marketing in the Sustainable Business category.
The International Green Awards sponsored by ‘Climate Change, The New Economy’ (CCTNE) were set up to recognise strategies that use creativity in an engaging and effective manner, leading to more sustainable outcomes. It is now an established event on the global sustainable business-calendar.
Olivier Vriesendorp, Marketing Director Ricoh Europe said, “As the COP17 summit in Durban, South Africa approaches and government leaders consider the best approach to global action, Ricoh is committed to go beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements. We are committed to making a difference through our technology innovation, process improvement and services such as the Sustainability Optimisation Programme. In addition to meeting all ecological obligations we are also reducing environmental impacts and increasing profitability at our customer sites.”
To find out more about how Ricoh’s five step Sustainability Optimisation programme can help businesses save money and reduce carbon, visit www.ricoh-europe.com/reduce2grow
Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Ricoh Company) is a Fortune Global 500 company specialising in technology and services that transform high volume, document intensive business processes into more efficient ones. This is achieved through Ricoh’s expertise in Managed Document Services, Production Printing, Office Solutions and IT Services. By working with Ricoh, businesses can streamline the way they work, become more efficient and profitable, and share knowledge more effectively within their organisations. With a global workforce of 109,014, Ricoh operates in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, China and Japan.
Ricoh Europe Holdings Plc is a public limited company and the EMEA headquarters of Ricoh Company with operations located in London, United Kingdom and Amstelveen, the Netherlands. In the fiscal year ended 31 March 2011, revenues from Ricoh's EMEA operations totalled JPY413.9 billion (approx €3.5 billion based on the US Federal Reserve exchange rate 31 March 2011). Ricoh group’s worldwide sales totalled JPY1,942 billion (approx €16.4 billion based on the US Federal Reserve exchange rate 31 March 2011).
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