TOKYO, February 17, 2023 – The Ricoh Group offers its deepest sympathies to those affected by the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria on February 6, 2023.
To support the global humanitarian relief, Ricoh is making the following contributions.
- Twelve million Japanese yen donation. This supports the work of Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid non-profit organization, to be utilized for food and supplies such as blankets, tents, and hygiene products for those affected. The donation also supports the efforts of Ahbap, a charity in Türkiye which provides aid in social and environmental responses.
In addition, FreeWill, Ricoh’s Japan-based employee-led endeavor for social contribution activities, will make half a million Japanese yen donation for medical support and supplies to Peace Winds Japan, a non-governmental organization that supports people affected by humanitarian crises and livelihood crises.
- Launch of employee donation program through partnership with international non-governmental organization Save the Children Japan. The program enables Ricoh employees in Japan to personally contribute humanitarian aid to affected children in the area. Ricoh group companies across the world are also undertaking initiatives to support the humanitarian crisis. This includes Ricoh working with the TOG Educational Foundation in Türkiye to support children in affected areas with their schooling needs.
Ricoh wishes for a swift recovery and will continue its efforts in humanitarian support based on its founding principles, the “Spirit of Three Loves” of “Love your neighbor, Love your country, Love your work”.