Achieving best-practice CR for Ricoh

The brief

As a leading supplier of document solutions, including photocopiers and printers, Ricoh faced the ongoing challenge of reporting to the market and customers, which includes government departments and educational institutions as well as corporates, its economic, environmental and social performance.

The Wright approach

Wright Communications assisted Ricoh in developing annual Sustainability reports consistent with Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI) guidelines, and also worked closely with its client on an annual inventory report. Realising that sustainability has to travel from the grassroots up, Wright Communications helped establish a Sustainability Committee to empower staff right across Ricoh New Zealand to come up with innovative thinking to improve the firm's performance in these areas.

Outcome

In the last 12 months Ricoh has achieved its toughest environmental challenge yet - carboNZeroCERT certification.  What made this certification even more significant was the bold decision to measure and offset the energy emissions associated with their customers' use of energy-efficient Ricoh machines - a voluntary move that assists customers in reducing their own carbon footprint.

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