By: Sonia Ismail
Are you looking for a new appliance or electronic product? You probably have come across the ” ENERGY STAR® ” certification logo – with a distinguishing blue sticker and a star in the corner, labeled on products such as printers or imaging equipment. So, what does the label exactly mean, and why is it important? The ENERGY STAR® logo is a globally known and trusted consumer trademark of high efficiency products, buildings, or industrial sites that have been verified to drive energy efficiency and diminish carbon emission levels.
Ricoh, a longstanding advocate for the ENERGY STAR® mission is honoured to be awarded the 2022 ENERGY STAR® Canada Manufacturer of the Year Award for Electronics, a program of Natural Resources Canada, for the third year. This award also recognizes Ricoh’s contributions to advancing energy efficiency in Canada and its commitment to driving a more sustainable future.

Driving sustainability for the future   

When it comes to the environment, Ricoh is dedicated to supporting a sustainable society and doing our part in conserving biodiversity, and improving ecosystems that pave the way for future restoration and recovery. This also includes aligning our sustainability initiatives with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a worldwide collaboration to address the world’s difficulties. Our building blocks towards these initiatives include people (society), planet (environment) and prosperity (economic activities).
As a company, Ricoh has pledged to cut its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions from production plants, offices, and vehicles by 63 per cent by 2030, as well as its energy usage. In addition, Ricoh promises a 40 per cent decrease in emissions throughout the supply chain of commercial operations, as well as a move to 50 per cent renewable energy. By 2050, Ricoh aims to achieve zero GHG emissions across its entire value chain and to switch to 100 per cent renewable energy.

Why is the ENERGY STAR® award important to us?  

We believe that our duty is not only to our customers, suppliers, and employees, but also to our society and the environment. Innovating products and providing digital workplace solutions that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint is an important part of our business.
“I’m thrilled that Ricoh Canada has been named for a third time ENERGY STAR®’s Manufacturer of the Year – Electronics. It’s a recognition of the level of engineering that goes into making our products more energy efficient with every succeeding generation. When our customers see the ENERGY STAR® logo associated with our products, they can be confident they have purchased technology that will provide efficient, reliable service for years to come.” states Craig Brown, Director, Products and Solutions, Ricoh Canada.

Create lasting change – for better

Recognized as a worldwide provider of workplace technology that redefines how people work, Ricoh was founded on the principles referred to as The Ricoh Three Loves: “Love your neighbour,” “Love your country,” and “Love your work” which drives our ongoing efforts in making sustainability and environmental stewardship at the heart of our business, and in creating a meaningful and positive impact on society, people, and the planet.
We hope that we have inspired you to make a difference with us, whether big or small – every step towards change makes a considerable impact. From equipment recycling to our toner bottle and cartridge return program, find out more about how you can be a part of Ricoh’s sustainability efforts and create lasting change – for better.