Ricoh Canada Employees Set Out for Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada employees are once again rolling up their sleeves and heading out to local parks, rivers and lakes to take part in another Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC).   GCSC is a national program that empowers partners take an active role in protecting the natural environments in Canada.  As part of the GCSC efforts, team Ricoh is part of the largest direct action environmental program in Canada.

Official partners of the GCSC since 2014, Ricoh Canada employees have already diverted over 6,294 pounds of garbage from lakes, ponds, shorelines and parks across Canada.  It's an important contribution to the communities where Ricoh employees live and work, and one that is embraced by the team at Ricoh Canada.  "The GCSC events are part of a nationwide activity for us," said Eric Fletcher, VP of Marketing at Ricoh Canada Inc.  "Respect for the environment and taking active steps to protect it is in clear alignment with the corporation's sustainability goals, but it's also great fun to get out and make a difference with the teams."  

Ricoh Canada participates in Shoreline Cleanups twice a year in the spring and fall, with an average of 300 employees contributing their time to each event.  19 offices are participating this fall, with many of Ricoh's customers also being encouraged to come out and join the effort.

Most of Ricoh Canada's national cleanup events will be taking place on October 13th.

For more information on Ricoh's environmental initiatives and activities, go to www.ricoh.ca

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine. change. – Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2016, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,209 billion yen (approx. 19.6 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com

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SOURCE Ricoh Canada Inc.

For further information: Dan Newman, Ricoh Canada, Phone 905-795-5788, Dan.Newman@ricoh.ca

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