Ricoh transforms California sun into energy on the ground

          Ricoh transforms California sun into energy on the ground

Ten percent of Ricoh Electronics, Inc.'s imaging technology production
facility's electricity comes from rooftop solar panels

PR Newswire

MALVERN, Pa., March 19, 2014

MALVERN, Pa., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Innovators never stop innovating,
which is why Ricoh Electronics, Inc. three years ago blanketed the rooftop of
its Southern California headquarters with electricity-generating solar panels.

The manufacturing subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd. is now generating more
than 10 percent of its electricity at its 1100 Valencia Avenue facility
through the enhancement, exemplifying Ricoh's equally deep commitment to
sustainability.

The 996 silicone crystal panels in Tustin, California have generated 1,105 MWh
of electricity to date, reducing CO[2] emissions equivalent to driving 639,376
miles. These emissions would require nearly 4,362 trees to absorb. Over the
past year, the subsidiary has produced 110 percent of its planned amount.

"This project expresses Ricoh's enduring commitment to addressing global
challenges such as climate change, natural resource depletion and ecosystem
degradation," said Eiko Risch, Director of Environment, Health and Safety,
Ricoh Electronics, Inc. "In fact, this work is as significant as our business
operations. We carry it out by helping our customers work more sustainably,
which often renders significant cost savings, and striving to make our
technologies, supply chain, manufacturing processes, materials selection and
facilities management as eco-friendly as they can be. Our Ricoh Electronics,
Inc. solar power generation in California was our first such installation
outside of Japan and is just one example of our worldwide mission."

Ricoh has set a goal of reducing its total lifecycle of CO[2] emissions by
87.5 percent before the year 2050, with an interim goal of a 30 percent
reduction by 2020 (baseline year: 2000). Once again, the company has been
rated as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the world for
the 10^th consecutive year. Furthermore, Ricoh has Times Square's only
solar-powered billboard. Using LED lighting, the Ricoh Eco Board has saved
more than 83,000 Kwh of energy since 2009.

For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please
visit www.ricoh-usa.com.

| 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 about 200 countries and
regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide
sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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, Rico , imagine. change., Ricoh
helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective
imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/. 

© 2014 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All referenced product
names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh Americas Corporation
(973) 882-2023
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Jill Searl
Brodeur Partners
(603) 559-5824
jsearl@brodeur.com

SOURCE Ricoh Americas Corporation

Website: http://www.ricoh-usa.com
 
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