Top-performing organizations today recognize that sustainability is good for their bottom line, and is better for the environment. According to a recent UN-Accenture report, 63 percent of CEOs across the globe expect that sustainability will transform their industry within five years — and that 76 percent understand that embracing sustainability as a core business tactic will drive strong business growth into the future.1
It’s time to recognize that growing your business and being good stewards of the planet can go hand in hand. Here are just some of the significant business benefits you’ll see from a strong sustainability management program:
- Reduced costs
- A smaller carbon footprint
- Improved corporate reputation and brand management
So why listen to us? Ricoh has been committed to sustainability and social responsibility since 1976. For the past decade, we’ve been proud to be part of the Global 100, a select list of the top companies in the world in sustainability issues. We understand what it takes to be successful and environmentally-conscious, and we can support your sustainability goals by helping you not only optimize your business processes, but by also visualizing, analyzing, and minimizing their environmental impact.
Ricoh Sustainability Management Services can show you the impact of your current environmental footprint, as well as the full cost of your current operating procedures and practices. We’ll help your business reduce its environmental impact through process optimization and develop new print policies that can significantly cut down on your overhead. From reduced power usage and paper consumption to improved sustainability management, Ricoh can help you reduce your consumption costs — and boost your bottom line.
A smaller carbon footprint
Today, growing your business doesn’t have to mean growing your environmental impact. Ricoh Sustainability Management Services can help you limit your carbon footprint through clean energy projects or offsetting carbon footprint through carbon credits when possible. We have earned certifications both regionally and globally - including the British Standards Institution (BSI), and the International Standards Organization (ISO) principles of ISO 14064 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems).
Improved reputation and brand management
Everyone – from your Board of Directors and employees to your stockholders and customers – wants to see your company’s leadership on sustainability issues demonstrating good ‘green’ citizenship. A successfully implemented Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan is a strong way to enhance both your reputation and your brand in the eyes of the public and your key stakeholders.
Example of Sustainability Management Services
Sustainability Optimization Program
Ricoh’s Sustainability Optimization program is a consultancy service that helps you reduce the environmental impact from your document production.
First, we’ll work with you to analyze your carbon footprint and operating procedures to understand the revenue impact of these policies. We’ll then set a baseline and use these results to design an environmental strategy unique to your business. Through process improvements and policies that limit your environmental impact while controlling costs, we can help you create a sustainability strategy that can grow in tandem with your business –understanding that any green initiative has to be good for your bottom line, as well.
Then, we’ll help you implement this strategy with an eye toward worker education and training through Ricoh Organizational Change Management Services – to not only engage your workforce and help boost productivity, but to get the maximum sustainability benefit. But the work doesn’t stop there. Through testing, monitoring and continual optimization, we’ll take an enterprise-level view of your organization and ensure that you’re meeting your business’ environmental strategy goals. And for your future unavoidable CO2 emissions, Ricoh can help offset their impact via carbon footprint balancing and carbon credits established under the Kyoto Accords.
1 The UN Global Compact –Accenture CEO Study on Sustainability. Accenture, 2013.