Ricoh and WestJet partner to champion sustainability through "Acts of Green" Community programs

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Ricoh Canada Inc., in partnership with WestJet, today announced the kick off of "Acts of Green" - a community focused tree planting and clean-up drive set to target a number of communities across the country this September.

The program, which strives to underscore the fact that sustainability must be more than just an important corporate ideal, marks the second time the two companies have run programs in Mississauga and BC, and the fourth time they have collaborated in Calgary.

David Armstrong, VP of Marketing at Ricoh Canada, believes the program is about tightly connecting staff to Ricoh's longstanding environmental commitments.  "We do a great job on the technology side - manufacturing products in a highly sustainable way and ensuring their operation follows the same principals - but it's hard to beat the impact of real people putting in time and effort inside local communities; sustainability has to exist as an activity, not just a philosophy."

"We're pleased to partner with Ricoh Canada with the "Acts of Green" initiative," said Mike McNaney, WestJet Vice-President, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs. "As an organization, we share a commitment to the environment through investments in technology and infrastructure that mitigate the environmental footprint of our air and ground operations. A program like this aligns with our corporate culture and provides opportunities for WestJetters to show they care in the communities where they live and work."

During September, the "Acts of Green" program will be visiting Nose Hill Park in Calgary, Victory Park in Mississauga, and will participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup at sites in Kelowna, Victoria, Prince George and Vancouver.  These kinds of commitments contribute to Ricoh being once again recognized as an environmental leader, with its inclusion in the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" for the eighth consecutive year.

About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).

The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.

Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

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SOURCE: Ricoh Canada Inc.

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Dan Newman
Ricoh Canada Inc.


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