Ricoh Americas Joins SGP Community as Platinum Patron to Promote Sustainability
SAYVILLE, NY—December 11, 2014—The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership is pleased to announce that Ricoh Americas has become the most recent SGP Patron at the platinum level. As industry leaders dedicated to promoting sustainability, SGP Patrons help support the organization and keep costs low for applicants.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
"Our partnership with SGP demonstrates a commitment to our customers to meet the needs of their customers' sustainable business practices, which in the end benefits people, profits and the planet," states Ed Wong, director, product marketing, Ricoh Americas. "Ricoh recognizes and believes that environmental management is one of our highest corporate priorities and we strive to conduct our business as responsible stewards of the environment. And we are committed to partnering with like-minded organizations who are truly committed to the long-term health of our planet; SGP is an exemplary example."
Ricoh is an active participant in numerous industry organizations and associations that help in establishing standards that are beneficial for the imaging equipment industry for its customers to help achieve green procurement from a holistic approach. The company works closely with its business partners to evaluate and improve products and services and provide customers with greener imaging equipment.
The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP) is a non-profit organization that certifies printing facilities' sustainability best practices, including and beyond regulatory compliance. SGP strives to assure a sustainability-driven supply chain to the print buying community through strategic partnerships with SGP Certified Printers and SGP Patrons.