Making sustainability a central part of your organisation is more than just a tick in the box, it’s real business sense. Read and be inspired about how the savings add up.

A personal message to celebrate International Women’s Day

Today, 8 March 2017, is International Women’s Day. To celebrate and highlight the importance of this globally recognised day, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some of my story as well as some thoughts (or I should probably say, things I wish I’d known earlier). My working story started with my first role after university when I had a graduate job with a FTSE 250 energy…

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CSR for growing companies: is it worth it?

Ireland’s economy is growing and the speed of change is dramatic. From technology to financial services, the economic landscape presents tremendous opportunities for both small- and large-scale businesses looking to expand. As they focus on growth, it’s understandable why some CEOs might choose to move CSR down the list of priorities. Inevitably, CSR activities require both financial and time commitments. When viewed in isolation, these can be seen as yet…

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Putting sustainability at the heart of your organisation’s culture

A meaningful sustainability strategy with clearly defined goals and measurable outcomes should be a cornerstone of any organisation’s culture. Sustainability, which includes issues such as managing the impact on the environment and operating in an ethical and principled manner as well as putting in place a culture that engages and supports all internal and external stakeholders, can play a highly important and positive role in enhancing the performance of any organisation. For example, a socially…

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Act locally and think globally to create a sustainable environment

The United Nations COP21 climate conference, taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December, has cast a spotlight on the environmental issues with which we are all faced. COP21 aims to adopt a new binding and universal agreement with the objective to limit global warming to 2°C by the end of the century. Ricoh is delighted to be involved as an official partner to the conference, providing a…

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Bringing excellence into business

If you want to set an example as a market leader, it’s time to hire a business excellence manager. Business rhetoric is changing. Market leaders are no longer just talking about bottom lines and profitability. Today’s corporations are constantly searching for new ways to improve customer experience, inspire their workforce and show that they care. What they’re looking for is business excellence. But how do you define corporate finesse? As…

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