Rigorous supply chain program helps Deutsche Telekom partner Ricoh Manufacturing Thailand reach Gold level in the sustainability best practice and benchmarking program ‘Sustainable Development Program (SDP)’.
For Ricoh, committing to the Sustainable Development Program has delivered great business benefits, and significant corporate social responsibility results.
Looking at environmental impact, Ricoh Manufacturing Thailand set out ambitious reduction targets for carbon emissions. By the close of financial year 2019, Ricoh Manufacturing Thailand reduced its carbon emissions by 8,400 tonnes, the largest annual decrease in the Ricoh Group by any single company.
Additionally, Ricoh Manufacturing Thailand won the ASEAN Energy Award for 2019, validating both the corporate social responsibility program and the business benefits it delivers.
As a result of these efforts, Deutsche Telekom awarded Sustainable Development Program Gold status to Ricoh Manufacturing Thailand at the program closure meeting in September 2020, and by doing so recognized the dramatic improvements that resulted in an enhanced total score of 76/100. Progress included areas such as best-practice in circular economy, support for the sustainable development goals, social improvements, and science-based target initiatives.