How It Started

Ricoh signboards and advertising towers are turned off on 5 June.

The Ricoh group first mooted the idea of commemorating World Environment Day in 2006, and decided to do so by engaging their employees, customers, corporate neighbours and government partners to take action to reduce their impact on the environment on that day.

The first Eco Action Day in Singapore took place on 5 June 2007, and was carried out in collaboration with the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Eighteen organisations registered for the first ever Eco Action Day, including ten multinational organisations, a hospital and a school.

Through the proactive participation of these organisations, the first Eco Action Day catalysed nearly 6,000 kWh of energy savings!

More than 700 organisations have participated in Eco Action Day since 2007.