Sustainability at the Luther College Document Center.
We have added a benefit for students, faculty and staff. We now have a large shredder available for your use in the Document Center, located on the ground floor of the Main Building. Our hours are Monday–Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stop in during our regular business hours for this new self-service benefit provided to you by Luther College. Paper shredded will be recycled.
Did you know that over 90% of the paper sold in the Document Center contains recycled content? Our standard 20# white paper contains 50% post-consumer content. This is the same paper used in the LIS labs across campus. Most of the colored paper purchased also contains 10%-30% recycled content.
There are two locations on campus for recycling toner and ink jet containers. One is the Document Center, and the other is at the Preus Library (Patty Livingood’s office). All materials are shipped to a partner of a Ricoh Company. They are recycled or disposed of properly.
Tokyo, 13 August 2012 — Ricoh has been recognized by global consulting firm Deloitte as one of the top global organizations ready for a 'green and inclusive economy'. Deloitte researched the sustainability activities of 65 leading companies in 10 industries, for its first 'Zero Impact Growth Monitor 2012'. Only 6 companies, less than 10 per cent from the total sample, reached a level on which they are ready to take radical steps to transform their industries towards a 'green economy'. The report highlights that the majority of the companies are still vague about their strategic growth ambition.
Ricoh is identified as reaching the Ecosystem level of sustainable business, joined by Puma, Nike, Nestle, Unilever and Natura. This means it is recognized as one of the pioneering companies that have set measurable and ambitious mid- to long-term targets beyond 2020. It has also embedded its sub-policies in a holistic strategic vision of its attempt to minimize its negative environmental and societal impacts. Furthermore a business in the Ecosystem level is in the process of establishing sustainable business ecosystems and creating truly shared value by also involving its suppliers and other stakeholders in its actions.
Ricoh has also set long term reduction targets to 2050, whereby, the Ricoh Group is committed to reducing the total lifecycle CO2 emissions from FY2000 level by 87.5%.
In addition Ricoh's ethos to go beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements is highlighted by its unique Eco-boards in London, New York and Sydney. The objectives of these billboards are to communicate a message that prompts environmental awareness among the public and to encourage everyone to take a step towards a sustainable society. Each relies on natural energy to illuminate. If there is insufficient solar power, the sign may not light up, which is an eventuality Ricoh readily accepts in order to deliver its message.
Ricoh's goal is to keep 100% of their copier fleet out of landfills. Their video provides more information about equipment demanufacturing.
"Next-generation water treatment technology developed by applying REO Research Institute’s ozone micro-nano bubble technology that can purify waste water from the polymerized toner production process. Water treated through this technology can be reused in the production process, thus providing a closed water recycling system."
Visit the Ricoh website for more information.