Ricoh named to World's Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere for fifth year in a row

  Ricoh named to World's Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere for fifth
                                year in a row

Award recognizes exceptional ethical leadership across continents and

PR Newswire

TOKYO, March 8, 2013

TOKYO, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Ricoh today announced it has been
recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical
Companies in 2013. The list was revealed Tuesday, March 5, in New York at the
World's Most Ethical Companies Honoree Dinner held in conjunction with the
2013 Global Ethics Summit.

This is the fifth year in a row that Ricoh has been honored for promoting high
ethical standards by Ethisphere, a leading international organization
dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in
business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. The
organization says its honor "highlights companies that outperform industry
peers when it comes to ethical behavior. The 2013 World's Most Ethical
companies are those that truly embrace ethical business practice and
demonstrate industry leadership, forcing peers to follow suit or fall behind."

This is the seventh year Ethisphere has published the World's Most Ethical
rankings, which were culled from a record number of nominations and

"Every one of us at Ricoh has committed to acting with integrity and honesty
at all times, and we take responsibility for our actions," said Hiroshi
Kobayashi, corporate executive vice president, Ricoh Company, Ltd. "Our
investors, customers and partners understand the central role integrity plays
at Ricoh. Being named to Ethisphere's 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies list
shows how seriously we take corporate citizenship, and we're honored to be

Through in-depth research and a multistep analysis, Ethisphere reviewed
nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. The
methodology for the World's Most Ethical Companies includes reviewing codes of
ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the
investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at
activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations
from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

"A strong ethical foundation is a competitive advantage, and Ricoh recognizes
the important role corporate responsibility plays in improving its bottom
line," said Alex Brigham, executive director of the Ethisphere Institute. "As
more and more organizations strive for this honor each year, Ricoh's inclusion
as a World's Most Ethical Company for 2013 demonstrates its industry-leading
commitment to ethics and dedication to integrity."

Read about the methodology and view the complete list of the 2013 World's Most
Ethical Companies at The World's Most Ethical
Companies list will also be featured in the 2013 Quarter 1 issue of Ethisphere

| About  Ethisphere Institute |

The research-based Ethisphere^® Institute is a leading international
think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best
practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption
and sustainability. Ethisphere Magazine, which publishes the globally
recognized World's Most Ethical Companies Ranking™, is the quarterly
publication of the Institute. Ethisphere provides the only third-party
verifications of compliance programs and ethical cultures that include: Ethics
Inside^® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption
Program Verification. More information on the Ethisphere Institute, including
ranking projects and membership, can be found at

|  About Ricoh  |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment,
production print solutions, document management systems and IT services.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and
services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh
also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial
products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional
standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform
the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit

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Aubrie Artiano
Managing Editor

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Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023

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Brodeur Partners
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