Ricoh India meets EPEAT rating system of global environmental benchmark


On the occasion of “World Environment Day”, Ricoh India Ltd has announced that it has received Silver ratings for a total of 32 of its imaging equipment products marketed in India, including MFPs and printers, as qualified by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry. Ricoh is the first manufacturer to have its Imaging Equipment products meet the stringent environmental benchmarks in India, as established by the EPEAT rating system.

Speaking on the occasion, Manoj Kumar, CEO & Managing Director, Ricoh India Ltd, said, “Ricoh believes that business development is compatible with social sustainability and we are proud that we are able to lead the way to higher, more reliable levels of environmental excellence.”

“As part of our important focus on initiatives to achieve those goals, Ricoh has developed environmentally friendly products while promoting energy conservation, production of smaller and lighter products, resource circulation, and a reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive substances. Ricoh India is very proud that we are able to lead the way to higher, more reliable levels of environmental excellence. We will continue to pursue economic, social, and environmental value so as to generate technological and business model innovations that make a difference,” he further added.

EPEAT makes it convenient for consumers to take green purchasing decisions as it rates products on a lifecycle basis. To be added to the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33 required environmental performance criteria. Manufacturers must register their products in EPEAT on a country-by-country basis to ensure all product and service criteria are supported and verified for local markets. EPEAT addresses the elimination of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable materials, product design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency, corporate performance and packaging attributes. It also requires manufacturers to assume responsibility for collection and responsible recycling of all registered devices.
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