Tokyo, September 23 2013, Ricoh Company, Ltd. (Ricoh) today announced it has been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). and has obtained the industry best score in three categories; “Innovation Management”, “Product Stewardship” and “Digital Inclusion.”
DJSI, compiled by Dow Jones and RobecoSAM Group, was the first global sustainability index to assess a company’s corporate sustainability from the economic, environmental, and social developments aspects. Its process is considered to be among the most rigorous in terms of the number of questions and depth of information requested.ⅰ
This year, DJSI reviewed 2,500 companies around the world, and 333 companies were selected to the DJSI world Index. Ricoh was recognized as a leader in the Computer & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry. as well as being added to the DJSI world. and DJSI Asia/Pacific Index in 2013.
Ricoh makes social and environmental contributions toward a more sustainable society while aiming to earn greater trust and confidence from customers and stakeholders. With globalization, issues facing society are becoming increasingly complicated and diversified. In tandem with these social changes come corresponding changes for businesses. Corporations are expected to make meaningful contributions to society while also creating economic value. Ricoh believes these corporate efforts will drive innovation and create additional value.
The news follows Ricoh’s inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Project, the FTSE4Good Index Series for the tenth consecutive year and Oekom Corporate Ratings, putting it into the 4 major credible ratings in the worldⅱ. It has also been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2013 for the fifth consecutive year by Ethisphere Institute, and the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation in the World for the ninth year. For more information on Ricoh’s sustainability initiatives, visit http://www.ricoh.com/environment/ and http://www.ricoh.com/csr/