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Conservation Programs and Certifications

Earth’s resources are limited, so let's make the most of them

We design our products and software with the environment in mind, and meet product compliance requirements. 

Set the bar high with ENERGY STAR® and other energy-saving technology

Many of our products have earned the coveted ENERGY STAR label, which means they meet the energy efficiency requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency. See which ones received the honor, and review stats related to energy consumption, print/copy time and more.

As part of our educational outreach, we encourage everyone to take the ENERGY STAR pledge to take energy-saving actions in your home. On the pledge page you can update your progress and monitor your personal savings, as well as total savings by others who have pledged.

We also participate in the SmartWay® program of the Environmental Protection Agency. SmartWay is focused on supply chain efficiency with the intent of reducing transportation-related emissions and environmental risk. With SmartWay’s help, we can measure, benchmark and improve the methods by which we ship products so we can route trucks in the most energy-efficient manner.

Use gold, silver and bronze ratings to recognize green products

Ricoh is a charter member of the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®), a program designed to help identify green imaging equipment and electronic devices. Established in January 2013, EPEAT also includes IEEE 1680.2 International Standards for a number of important environmental attributes for imaging equipment, such as:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Packaging
  • Consumable take-back programs
  • Reduction or elimination of environmentally sensitive substances

There are three levels of EPEAT status based on number of criteria met by each product.
Epeat gold logo.

Gold: Meets all the “Required” and over 75% of “Optional” criteria
Epeat silver logo.

Silver: Meets all the “Required” and over 50% of “Optional” criteria
Epeat bronze logo.

Bronze: Meets all the “Required” criteria (33 criteria)
View the complete list of the EPEAT-registered products of Ricoh, Savin and Lanier.

By engaging in EPEAT, we are further enhancing our complete portfolio of products and services to better manage and reduce environmental impact and cost, while improving productivity for our customers and creating shared value for our society. We continue to work closely with our business partners in order to evaluate and improve our products and services and to provide our customers with greener imaging equipment.

We are committed to offering EPEAT-registered imaging devices and creating a greener partnership with our customers in the U.S.A. EPEAT-registered products are for the United States only.

Get more information about the EPEAT Imaging Equipment Program.

Support sustainable environmental management

ISO 14001 is an international standard that guides the development of environmental management systems. We are proud of the fact that all of our manufacturing facilities worldwide are ISO 14001-certified and support sustainable environmental management. We comply with strict environmental standards and regulations, and we encourage other businesses to do the same.

You can feel confident that when you purchase equipment from us, it is made using manufacturing processes that minimize environmental impacts. We’re honored to pave the way for our customers, who become stakeholders in sustainability when they choose us.