MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Government Procurement has awarded Ricoh Americas Corporation a 2013 Green Excellence in Partnership award for leading the imaging industry with energy-efficient equipment, effective sustainability services, and decades of contributions to green procurement.
"Ricoh stands out on several counts, including its leadership role in advancing the EPEAT and ENERGY STAR efficiency standards, as well as its development of multifunction products (MFPs) that early on exceeded the criteria," said Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition. "But this isn't new. Ricoh was on our first imaging committee decades ago and has rallied other companies to commit to manufacturing green products and reducing carbon footprints. Ricoh's Ricoh Managed Print Services (MPS) help government agencies further conserve scarce resources by carefully managing fleets of their already energy-efficient imaging equipment."
The Coalition credits Ricoh with helping federal agencies comply with the government's 2009 Green Procurement mandate, which specifies that 95 percent of new contract actions offer energy-efficient, water-efficient, bio-based, recycled content, non toxic or non-ozone depleting products.
"Our sustainability efforts extend far beyond product manufacturing to include supplies, service, education and end-of-life procedures for effective resource conservation," said Jason Dizzine, Vice President, Technology Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "For as long as we've been in business, we've been concerned with the triple bottom line of profits, people and the planet. We design for the environment, and because our sustainable solutions have consistently proven to save government agencies money, we effectively design for the taxpayer."
The 2013 Excellence in Partnership honorees were recognized as part of the Coalition's 2013 Fall Training Conference—The New Federal Market—on Oct. 30 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia.
For details on Ricoh's full line of products, services and solutions, please visit www.ricoh-usa.com.
About The Coalition for Government Procurement
The Coalition for Government Procurement is a national trade association representing commercial contractors in the Federal market. For 35 years, we have advocated for common sense policies that improve the acquisition environment for government, industry and ultimately the American taxpayer. As a collective voice for members, we focus our outreach efforts on government-wide contracting issues with the General Services Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, Department of Homeland Security, National Institutes of Health and NASA. For more information on Coalition membership, events and opportunities visit the CGP website www.thecgp.org or follow us on Twitter.
| 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 about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2013, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,924 billion yen (approx. 20 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.
For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/.
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