Ricoh Canada Employees Contribute to Shoreline Cleanups Across Canada

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3, 2016 /CNW/ - June is Ricoh's EcoAction month.  This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Ricoh Global Eco Action initiative. Under this initiative, Ricoh has implemented a broad spectrum of common global activities as well as local initiatives tailored to suit the distinct features of each area, thereby inspiring a greater number of people to join in the global eco action.

During the action period, a wide range of stakeholders – from employee groups, their family members and friends, local communities, residents and business partners – will participate in a variety of planned activities that share a common commitment to the environment.

To kick off EcoAction month, Ricoh Canada has partnered with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and will be cleaning up the shorelines, lakes, ponds and parks across Canada on June 3rd.  Through this partnership, Ricoh has already succeeded in diverting over 3,600 pounds of litter. The Ricoh Eco Action campaign has cleanups scheduled in 21 communities across Canada.

"Thanks to the efforts of Ricoh employees, thousands of pieces of litter and debris will be removed from Canadian shorelines before they can enter our waterways and cause harm. The positive impact is immediate," said Kate Le Souef, manager of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. "Ricoh's EcoAction month demonstrates how organizations can take the lead in caring for our environment."

Ricoh's EcoAction initiative is just one of many ongoing campaigns the company is involved in to help make consideration for the environment a central element of how the company, and its employees, go about their daily tasks.

About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. 
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| 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, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in over 190 countries. In the financial year ending March 2015, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,231 billion yen (approx. 18.5 billion USD).

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