Ricoh Makes "Global 100" List for 7th Year in a Row

For the seventh consecutive year Ricoh has been listed in the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World," known as the "Global 100." Starting in 2005, Corporate Knights Inc. of Canada has selected the top 100 corporations in the world every year by highlighting global corporations which have been the most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) integrated with financial data.

“Being listed consecutively in the Global 100 list is a testament to our continued efforts of helping our customers achieve better office workflows while reducing wasted money, time and energy,” commented Ricoh Australia’s Managing Director Les Richardson.

Since its inception on 1 February, 2005, the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations has achieved a total return of 54.95%, outperforming its benchmark (the MSCI All Country World Index) by more than 16% to 31 December, 2010.

Evaluation was based on 3500 companies which underwent an exhaustive process that reduced the number to a select 300, after which a final selection of 100 from 22 countries was made based on the key performance indicators.

Ricoh was ranked 71st out of 100, considerably higher than last year's 95th ranking. This long Ricoh run in the Global 100 is a further testament to the company's total commitment to environmental preservation and its sense of responsibility as a good global citizen.

Toby Heaps, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights Magazine, said, “The Global 100 are charting out a new prosperity agenda reconciling the megatrend of sustainability with the mega-institution of the corporation. The kicker: sustainability can be a market-beating strategy, as the Global 100’s substantial outperformance demonstrates.”

The 2011 Global 100 was announced on 29 January, timed to coincide with the Annual General Meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.

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Sales / Total direct and indirect energy consumption

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Sales / Total CO2 and CO2 equivalents emissions

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Sales / Total water use

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Sales / Total amount of waste produced

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% women board directors

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Ratio of highest paid officer’s compensation to average employee compensation (3-year average)

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% reported tax obligation paid in cash (3-year average)

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Sales / lost-time incidents and fatalities

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Whether or not at least one senior officer has his/her pay linked to sustainability

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R&D / sales (3-year average)



% of data points on which the company provided data and level of GRI disclosure

More information

GLOBAL100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Media Note: for further information, please contact:

Melissa Apte

Marketing Manager, Ricoh Australia

0419 252 028

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