Ricoh Copier Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
You may have heard of the United Nation’s (UN) SDGs. But what are they? What do they mean, and how is Ricoh Canada embracing them?
The 17 SDGs1 are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and to ensure that everyone enjoys peace and prosperity. The SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries (developed and developing) – in a global partnership.
In 1946, Ricoh Founder, Kiyoshi Ichimura, advocated three Principles: The Spirit of Three Loves.
“Love your neighbour”, “Love your country” and “Love your work”. As Ricoh’s founding Principles, they inspire Ricoh’s business activities and represent the values that empowers our employees. More specifically, “Act for the good of others, contribute to the community and find meaning in your work”. It came as no surprise in 2017 when Ricoh announced its support for the UN’s SDGs as they continue to embody our founding principles.
Ricoh’s President and CEO, Jake Yamashita strongly supports the initiative, “SDGs are increasingly important. I believe that businesses that are not contributing to these goals will be ignored by the market. Therefore, we need to pursue not only business profitability, but also contribute to social issues”.
Ricoh has established five material issues to focus on throughout the business, based on 8 specific SDGs:
• #3 Good Health and Well Being
• #4 Quality Education
• #7 Affordable & Clean Energy
• #8: Decent work and economic growth
• #9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
• #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
• #12 Responsible Production and Consumption
• #13 Climate Action
At Absolute toner, we are working hard to do our part. Our corporate head office and warehouse in Toronto follows the same Value and the three principles
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