MALVERN, Pa., April 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with its prestigious ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Ricoh has also won the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to the program. These latest accolades acknowledge Ricoh's hard work to foster environmental sustainability in its own operations and evangelize on behalf of sustainability to customers, Ricoh Family Group dealer partners and the larger business community. Ricoh's accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., April 20.
"At Ricoh, we pride ourselves on our core values: to care about our people, our profession, our society and our planet," said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. "As we continue to strive toward Sustainable Development Goals, these newest levels of ENERGY STAR accolades are exciting – and humbling – proof points of our success and demonstrate the value we place on ENERGY STAR within our portfolio. We will continue to drive sustainability forward, empower digital workplaces and promote sustainable practices and products."
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, will be honored for:
"The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions," said Bill Wehrum, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, EPA.
In 2016 alone, ENERGY STAR certified products, homes, buildings and plants helped Americans save over $30 billion in energy costs and approximately 400 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, while achieving broad emissions reductions.
The 2018 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are bestowed upon companies and other organizations demonstrating continued leadership in energy efficiency and commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes and buildings in the commercial, industrial and public sectors.
For a complete list of 2018 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit www.energystar.gov