Ricoh establishes Ricoh Group Technology Ethics Charter to mitigate ethical risks inherent in social implementation and operation of its digital services; risks include human rights violation due to unintended discrimination, prejudice, inequality

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TOKYO , September 25, 2023 (press release) –

Ricoh has established Ricoh Group Technology Ethics Charter, effective September 25, 2023. The Charter aims to mitigate ethical risks inherent in the social implementation and operation of Ricoh’s digital services.

As a digital services company, Ricoh recognizes the risks associated with development and utilization of digital services. The risks include human rights violation risk due to unintended foment of discrimination, prejudice, and inequality, and those due to malicious actions from external sources targeting AI-powered systems, which can have significant impacts on the entire society. To mitigate these risks, Ricoh established a specialized department Ricoh Family Group Ethics Office and the Charter this year. This Charter is composed of three technology ethics principles and seven credos.

The full version of Ricoh Group Technology Ethics Charter is available here.

To achieve Fulfillment through Work, our Mission & Vision, Ricoh is committed to contributing to the realization of a resilient society by practicing risk assessment and countermeasures inherent in digital services including AI, so that we can earn trust from our customers and partners and enable collaborative activities with confidence.

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Ricoh Group Technology Ethics Charter

Ricoh is a leading provider of integrated digital services and print and imaging solutions designed to support digital transformation of workplaces, workspaces and optimize business performance.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh’s global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).


It is Ricoh’s mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future. 


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Ricoh USA, Inc.

Porter Novelli for Ricoh USA


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