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
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
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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