History of environmental activities

2014

The ORPHIS EX series of high-speed color printers was awarded a grand prize for energy conservation in Japan.

2012

Launched Returnable Pallets for shipping ComColor series in Japan.

2010

RISO SD series obtained the Eco Mark environmental label

RISO SD series achieved conformance to International ENERGY STAR Program

Registered RISO SD series as a product in compliance with the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing

2009

RISO MD series achieved conformance to International ENERGY STAR Program

Registered RISO MD series as a product in compliance with the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing

2008

ComColor series obtained the Eco Mark environmental label

ComColor series achieved conformance to International ENERGY STAR Program

Registered ComColor series as a product in compliance with the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing

Published Environmental Report 2008 in English

2007

RISO RZ/MZ series achieved conformance to International ENERGY STAR Program

Published Environmental Report 2007

2006

Obtained company-wide single registration of ISO14001 certification at domestic business sites

Published Environmental Report 2006

2005

Five sites of the domestic Sales Division obtained ISO14001 certification

RISO RZ series obtained the Eco Mark environmental label

Published Environmental Report 2005

2004

Received Special Recognition Award from the American Soybean Association

Registered RISOGRAPH as a product in compliance with the Law on Promoting Green Purchasing

Published Environmental Report 2004

2003 RISO RP350 and RE33P acquired the EcoLeaf environmental label
2002

Established Environment Promotion Meeting

Honored with the Excellent Shipper Award from the Chugoku Modal Shift Association

2001

Published Product Environmental Report (RISO RP Series Digital Duplicators)

Launched RISO SOYINK

Ube site (Ube Plant and other facilities) obtained ISO14001 certification

2000 Tsukuba Plant obtained ISO14001 certification
1999

Commenced recycling of RISOGRAPH digital duplicators

Established RISO Environmental logo and RISO Recycle logo

1998

Established the RISO Environmental Charter and RISO Environmental Protection Principles

Launched RISO ENVIRONMENTAL PAPER, a type of recycled paper

Established Recycle Center

Ube Plant honored with METI Minister Award for factories that are making outstanding contributions to the environment

1997

Became a member of the Green Purchasing Network

Commenced production of products utilizing recycled plastic from ink cartridges

1996 Established Environmental Protection Department
1995 Commenced ink cartridge material recycling
1992

Established Environmental Committee

Commenced ink cartridge collection and thermal recycling

* Products listed here include those sold only in Japan.
* Product Environmental Report and Environmental Report are published only in Japanese.

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