Environmental protection is a key management priority at Ricoh and ABT. Ricoh's products and systems are environmentally conscious because of this commitment. Formal efforts to protect the environment started at Ricoh in 1976, when the company established the Environment Promotion Office.
Over the past two decades, Ricoh and its subsidiaries initiated many programmes to co-ordinate activities related to the environment. In 1992, we formulated the Ricoh General Principles on the Environment to better reflect managementís emphasis on environmental protection.
The Principles have important requirements. We endeavour to maintain the quality of the environment at Ricoh facilities and in the offices where our products are used. Conservation is a key consideration in product planning, development, and design, and extends to sales and service. Finally, Ricoh Group members must set their own ongoing environmental goals and monitor their progress.