EXTON, Pa., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. announced today that it has won the 2021 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This year marks the sixth consecutive year Ricoh has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and the fourth year in a row with the Sustained Excellence distinction.
The Sustained Excellence award is the highest honor bestowed by the ENERGY STAR program. Winners are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term commitment to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. These accolades acknowledge Ricoh's notable work to foster environmental sustainability in its own operations and evangelize sustainability to customers, Ricoh colleagues and the larger business community.
"These past 13 months will be remembered for significant changes, not least of which is the way we actually live our lives," said Donna Venable, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Deputy General Manager, Shared Services, Ricoh North America. "Against this backdrop, we have found that during these trying times, it is incredibly important to honor our core values, and among those we consider inviolable are our sustainability commitments. Our work with the EPA serves to ensure our portfolio, our business practices – and those of our customers – drive sustainability for a better future; it is an honor to be recognized for that work."
Ricoh, an ENERGY STAR partner for imaging equipment since its inception, will be honored for numerous initiatives, but chief among them are:
"ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy."
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR's awards program, visit energystar.gov