Ricoh moves into a new green home

9 December 2014

It’s been a big month for Ricoh New Zealand, with the opening of its new 5 Star Green rated headquarters, and the release of its 2014 Sustainability Report.

Ricoh New Zealand’s new headquarters in Auckland opened last week, creating a healthy, more sustainable working environment for its 200 staff.

“This move has been on the cards for a while and we wanted to ensure we did it properly. The new building has more space, more sunlight and is less expensive to run,” says Mike Pollok, Ricoh’s Managing Director.

The new building is an outward reflection of Ricoh’s goal to help businesses use technology to drive efficiency, creating products and services that can compete on the world stage.

“We’re no longer just the photocopier guys, we’re part of the eighth-largest IT company in the world. We’ve future proofed our business and we’re already doing the same for our clients,” Mike says.

Environmental aspects are only one area of Ricoh’s sustainability framework: being a financially successful business is a key part of the company’s triple bottom line performance.

“We’ve just released our sixth annual sustainability report under the new GRI G4 reporting guidelines and I’m pleased to announce that Ricoh has another great report card to share.

“In the previous financial year, sales have increased from $111m to $130m as we continue towards our growth target of $150m gross revenue. Being profitable is important so we can sustainably invest in new ideas and technology, continue to provide jobs for our 369 staff and engage with the communities we operate in,” Mike says.

In addition to the facilities you’d expect in a 5 Star Green rated building (low energy use, sensor controlled lighting, solar panels, using roof water to flush toilets, a living green wall and a sophisticated storm water system that slows down the rate of water flow into the public system), the building facade is unique in New Zealand, resulting in a third less energy consumption per square metre.

To read Ricoh’s 2014 Sustainability Report, click here.