Ricoh has further expanded the use of electricity derived from renewable energy sources at production sites. This is part of its participation in RE100 and a commitment to achieving the goal of using 100% renewable electricity across its business operations.
Ricoh UK Products Ltd., shifted the source of all the electricity used at its company’s facilities to renewable electricity and Ricoh Thermal Media (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. a production site in China, introduced a solar power generator operated under a PPA model. It has started to use electricity via a power generation company that is generated by the 2.8MW solar power generator installed on its rooftop. 20% of its annual electricity consumption will now be from renewable electricity.
The initiatives undertaken at these two sites increased the use of renewable electricity by approximately 13.8GWh annually and is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 5,000 tonnes.