EXTON, Pa., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This year marks the fifth consecutive year Ricoh has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and the third year in a row with the Sustained Excellence distinction, which is presented to a partner at the EPA's discretion. This latest accolade acknowledges Ricoh's hard work to foster environmental sustainability in its own operations and evangelize sustainability to customers, employees and the larger business community.
"Good corporate citizenship is incredibly important at this historic moment," said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh Americas. "As a large, multinational corporation, Ricoh understands its unique position to contribute to the fight for the future of our planet. This is a duty we are glad to take up, and one we have carried out for decades. Sustainability requires proactive, sustained effort, and Ricoh is making sure to put in the work."
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, will be honored for:
"I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners," said Anne Idsal, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, EPA. "These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection."
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. 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 2020 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit energystar.gov.