Konica Minolta receives two distinguished CSR recognitions
The company is included on the Climate A List 2020 by CDP and is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been given the highest evaluation and awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to realise a sustainable economy, for the fifth time. Additionally, Konica Minolta, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of Environment Social Governance (ESG) investment, for the ninth consecutive year.
The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognised as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Of more than 5,800 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 270 companies were included on the Climate A List this year for their actions to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 323 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, including Konica Minolta.
Konica Minolta’s approach to climate change problems
Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. With the 17 SDGs the United Nations have developed a global holistic strategy to overcome the current main global challenges. In particular, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe focuses on the six SDGs “Climate Action”, “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Quality Education”, “Gender Equality”, “Decent Work and Economic Growth” as well as “Partnerships for the Goals”.
In Europe, Konica Minolta has taken many measures to contribute to the responsible use of energy resources:
- Since 2018, the European headquarters is carbon neutral
- The European headquarters as well as its subsidiaries in Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria and most locations in France and Sweden are using electricity from renewable sources
- The overall consumption of energy has been reduced by transporting goods via inland vessel or train and through the consolidation of shipment
- Since the introduction of its "Enabling Carbon Neutrality" Programme in 2015, the company and its customers together have offset more than 30,000 tons of of unavoidable CO2 emissions
- In 2019, Konica Minolta introduced bizhub ECO, a service which includes a pre-set eco configuration of colour multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and a tree sponsorship in cooperation with Treedom
- In 2020, Konica Minolta introduced AIRe Link, a remote visual support tool that has saved more than 3,000 on-site customers visits avoiding CO2 emissions from travelling
- In 2020, Konica Minolta introduced Workplace Go, a virtual collaboration tool that also reduces business travel for meetings
Reference: Evaluation by external parties
Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indexes and is ranked high in the ESG ratings, as shown below.
|Dow Jones Sustainability Index (USA)|
World Index (DJSI World) : Included in the index consecutively since 2012
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) : Included in the index consecutively since 2009
|FTSE4Good Index Series (UK)||Included in the index consecutively since 2003|
|FTSE Blossom Japan Index (UK)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (USA)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (USA)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (USA, Japan)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2018|
|S&P Global (USA)||Awarded Silver Class in the SAM Sustainability Award 2020|
|Corporate Knights (Canada)||Ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (2011, 2019 and 2020)|
|oekom (Germany)||Maintained the highest Prime Status since 2011|
|Ethibel (Belgium)||Selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence (May 2020)|
|CDP (UK)||Included on the Climate A List（2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020）|
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who have disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.
About DJSI World
The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and is provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S. It assesses corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. The index is highly recognised among global institutional investors who take a close look at ESG management and sustainability. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 323 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 39 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.
About Konica Minolta, Inc.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a global technology company that provides innovative solutions to businesses and society. With its strengths in the combination of its core technologies in advanced imaging, optics, sensing, materials and nano-processing, Konica Minolta is committed to creating new values supporting customers to address challenges in their operations and work processes. Advancing its expertise in digital technologies, the company has been going through business transformation into a digital company, with insights into implicit challenges across the board as ‘One Konica Minolta’ in the era of Internet of the Things (IoT). Konica Minolta is also active in open innovation through various collaborations and alliances with academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Headquartered in Tokyo, Konica Minolta has its Group companies in 50 countries with over 43,960 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.
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