Ricoh Joins the Responsible Business Alliance, the World's Largest Industry Coalition Dedicated to CSR in Global Supply Chains

27 November 2019

TOKYO, Japan - November 27 – Ricoh Company, Ltd., (Tokyo, Japan) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Responsible Business Alliance (Headquarters: Virginia, U.S.A, hereinafter "RBA"), a global coalition dedicated to CSR in global supply chains.

The RBA is a non-profit coalition*1 that supports the rights and wellbeing of workers and communities affected by the global supply chain. Founded in 2004 by a group of leading electronics companies, the coalition now includes global member companies in a wide range of industries such as the retail, automotive and toy sectors as well as electrical, electronics and ICT manufacturers. As a member of the RBA, Ricoh will fully support the vision and mission of the RBA.

*1) RBA: Founded in 2004 as the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and renamed the RBA in 2017

  • Vision of the RBA
    A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment, and business.
  • Mission of the RBA
    Members, suppliers, and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.

The RBA sets out standards in the RBA Code of Conduct to help ensure that, in supply chains, work environments are safe, workers are treated with respect and dignity, and the manufacturing processes are responsible for their environmental impact. Ricoh will comply with the RBA Code of Conduct in its business activities. Moreover, it will respect RBA's common goals and spirit and commits to adopting and implementing the RBA approach and tools. Furthermore, Ricoh will support the activities of its Tier 1 suppliers to share these initiatives with them.

With the launch of its Mid-Term Management Plan in 2017, Ricoh has been accelerating its efforts to resolve social issues through business, aiming to make contributions toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were agreed upon by the international community. Since the Ricoh Group Supplier Code of Conduct was established in January 2006, Ricoh and its suppliers, who are asked to comply with this Code of Conduct, have been making efforts to aim at a better society and global environment, as well as the sustainable development of business. Going forward, Ricoh, as a member of the RBA, aims to contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society by sharing the vision and mission of the RBA with its suppliers based on the RBA Code of Conduct.

 

Related links
RBA: Responsible Business Alliance http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/
RBA Code of Conduct http://www.responsiblebusiness.org/code-of-conduct/

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services enabling individuals to work smarter. For more than 80 years, Ricoh has been driving innovation and is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2019, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,013 billion yen (approx. 18.1 billion USD). For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com.

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