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Jun 17, 2009 12:00 AM
Ricoh facilities earn ISO environmental certification Ricoh Americas Corp. (West Caldwell, NJ) announces five of its sales, service and training facilities recently achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) certification. The internationally recognized standard, managed by the International Organization for Standardization, certifies corporations and businesses of all sizes that meet stringent criteria, such as creating, adhering to, and regularly evaluating its EMS for continual improvement, securing top executive commitment, ensuring resource and energy conservation and preventing pollution, while complying with relevant environmental laws and regulations. By certifying its EMS under ISO 14001, Ricoh has committed its business operations at every level to implement, maintain and constantly improve environmental practices throughout the corporation.
ISO 14001 outlines the steps for an organization to develop its own EMS, offering ways to systematically reduce its environmental impact. Special focus is placed on energy consumption, use of natural resources, paper handling and treatment of waste.
“We are confident Ricoh’s environmental and ISO 14001 programs will continue to differentiate us as a sustainability leader in a marketplace that is becoming greener and more demanding each and every day,” says Joe Villanella, region vice president, Ricoh Business Solutions, Northeast Headquarters, Ricoh Americas Corp. “The certification is more than an acknowledgement of efforts made in the name of conservation. Achieving this rigorous international standard tells our partners, customers and suppliers that we are committed to protecting the environment and encourage them to do the same.”
For more information about Ricoh’s environmental programs, visit http://ricoh.com/environment.