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Vendors Receive ENERGY STAR Awards

Tuesday, April 3, 2018  
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Several office technology industry vendors have issued press releases announcing their status as recipients of ENERGY STAR awards:

Canon U.S.A. Inc. has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. Canon U.S.A.'s accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 2018.

"Our company is one that truly practices what we preach in terms of providing environmentally conscious, energy-efficient products to our customers," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. "Canon pays special attention to the impact that its products have on the planet that we inhabit and how we can make eco-friendly decisions for the betterment of us all, all of which is reflected in our corporate philosophy of Kyosei. We thank ENERGY STAR for their continued work and for this tremendous honor that they have presented to Canon."

Canon has been an ENERGY STAR partner for more than 20 years and offers nearly 200 ENERGY STAR-certified products that incorporate advanced energy-efficient technologies, without compromising features or performance. This is the first time that Canon U.S.A. has received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. Canon U.S.A. has previously received Partner of the Year - Product Brand Owner Awards (2010, 2016 and 2017), as well as Excellence Awards for ENERGY STAR Promotion (2011) and Product Labeling (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).

For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Ricoh with its ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award. Ricoh has also won the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to the program. These latest accolades acknowledge Ricoh's hard work to foster environmental sustainability in its own operations and evangelize on behalf of sustainability to customers, Ricoh Family Group dealer partners and the larger business community. Ricoh's accomplishments will be recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., April 20.

"At Ricoh, we pride ourselves on our core values: to care about our people, our profession, our society and our planet," said Donna Venable, executive vice president of human resources and deputy general manager of shared services, Ricoh Americas. "As we continue to strive toward sustainable development goals, these newest levels of ENERGY STAR accolades are exciting – and humbling – proof points of our success and demonstrate the value we place on ENERGY STAR within our portfolio. We will continue to drive sustainability forward, empower digital workplaces and promote sustainable practices and products."

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the seventh Partner of the Year award presented to Samsung and the fifth time within Sustained Excellence.

In 2017, Samsung had more than 800 ENERGY STAR-certified products on the market, a nearly 20-percent increase in Samsung ENERGY STAR products versus 2016, in the company's efforts to continue helping consumers save on energy costs while protecting the environment.

"As our commitment to innovation advances, so does our commitment to sustainability," said Michael Lawder, senior vice president of customer care, Samsung Electronics America. "We're honored to receive this recognition for our efforts and look forward to continuing to ensure our products push the boundaries of technology today, with sustainability in mind."

Earlier this year, the EPA also awarded Samsung with the 2017 Cutting Edge Champion Award for its Galaxy Upcycling program and honored the company's U.S. e-waste collection efforts with the Gold Tier Award for the fourth consecutive year. In addition, Samsung now ranks at number nine on the EPA's Green Power Partnership Top 30 Tech & Telecom list and number 57 on the National Top 100 List.

"The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions," said Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator for air and radiation, EPA.

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