Ricoh Honored by EPA as 2016 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
Monday, March 28, 2016
Press release from the issuing company
Ricoh earns significant award for protecting the environment by creating products, services and solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
MALVERN, Pa. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with the highly coveted 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products, offering sustainable services and solutions, and educating consumers about energy efficiency.
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, will be honored for: ? Technology Innovation in support of ENERGY STAR - Ricoh has introduced and continues to integrate technologies within its product portfolio in support of the ENERGY STAR specifications. As an ENERGY STAR partner, it is Ricoh’s role to create energy efficiency without sacrificing business productivity, which is one of the biggest challenges in meeting the ENERGY STAR criteria in today’s new world of work. Customers often have the opportunity to override such features but Ricoh’s technological direction has always been to tackle this dilemma by coming up with innovative technologies that make their products quicker to recover from energy-saving mode, speaking to the ENERGY STAR
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team are ENERGY STAR certified.
communications that included emails, posters, “plantable” bookmarks, presentations, and Selfie Sticks with the pledge on them, Ricoh reached 100 percent of the employee population through the campaign. This included employees’ children who, as part of Bring your Daughters/Sons to Work Day, were educated about the pledge and asked to take it and commit to it.
RICOH AMERICAS CORPORATION www.ricoh-usa.com
the ENERGY STAR efficiency standards was cited as a major reason for the Green Excellence in Partnership win.
Ricoh has also been named a member of the EPA’s SmartWay® Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the EPA and industry that provides a framework to assess the environmental and energy efficiency of the movement of goods through the supply chain. Ricoh also received an ENERGY STAR award for Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design in 2014. These accolades serve to illustrate Ricoh’s ongoing and fervent commitment to ENERGY STAR and the welfare of the environment.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. ENERGY STAR has 16,000 partners working to protect the environment through greater energy efficiency, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies, and home builders.
For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov/awardwinners.
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