Ricoh USA, Inc. announced that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. This recognition, which reaffirms a commitment made more than 45 years ago to conduct business in a manner that supports Earth’s self-renewal capabilities, marks the seventh consecutive year Ricoh has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and the fifth year with the Sustained Excellence distinction.
“A top priority for Ricoh has always been to focus on people, prosperity, and the planet, which includes bringing constant innovations to market while driving sustainability to benefit humanity,” said Donna Venable, executive vice president, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh North America. “In the past year, we spearheaded new initiatives to reinforce our dedication to reducing our environmental footprint and made significant strides in aligning our sustainability activities with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is in sync with our keen focus on our work with the EPA supporting the ENERGY STAR program, an initiative we are fully behind. We are truly honored by this recognition.”
“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment but also for business and customers.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
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