“At Ricoh, we embrace and respect the collective and unique talents, experience and perspectives of all people. Together we inspire remarkable innovation. That’s how we live the Ricoh Way.”
Jake Yamashita, CEO, Ricoh
This is our global diversity statement, which sets out at the highest level our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at Ricoh.
Ensuring we nurture a thriving, vibrant organisation, where employees can bring their whole selves to work, is at the heart of the action we take to deliver against this commitment.
Our approach centres on attracting, developing and empowering our employees who together enable Ricoh’s success and most importantly, deliver exceptional results to our customers.
Attracting and recruiting the best people
Our recruitment processes ensure that we provide equal opportunities at all career stages. They have been established with the aim of attracting diverse and talented people.
Developing and rewarding people
We know that we are only as good as the people who work at Ricoh – and working in a diverse and inclusive culture is not only recognised as driving positive business growth, but also helps create wellbeing, a sense of achievement and happiness amongst our people.
We are investing heavily in career development, with a range of leadership programmes to support career progression such as Horizon – an executive-level leadership programme, Aurora – for aspiring female senior leaders, and Progress – for emerging female leaders.
We also strongly believe in the power of mentoring. For the past three consecutive years, we have taken part in the successful Women Ahead 30% initiative, a cross-company and cross-sector female mentoring programme. The programme is managed by Women Ahead – a Ricoh owned company since 2018.
As an organisation, we are committed to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Goals and through these programmes we are actively contributing to improving Gender Equality (SDG 5).
We are also committed to promoting a work environment where people are treated with dignity and respect. These values should be reflected in the way we interact with each other, our customers and our suppliers. To ensure that we consistently demonstrate and promote these values we run interactive workshops and engagement sessions with employees on an ongoing basis.
Empowering people to be their best
We know that today’s workforce is looking for an agile and flexible work environment. We use our own technology and methodologies to improve collaboration across our organisation and encourage a better work-life balance for all our employees.
We continually measure employee engagement so that we can take positive action and continue to strive for a culture where Ricoh employees enjoy work, feel motivated to do a great job and gain recognition for their contributions.
Our Sustainability Efforts
Our commitment to protecting the planet goes beyond reducing our own environmental footprint. We also support our customers to reduce their footprint.