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Konica Minolta recognised by CDP for leadership on the Climate A List for two consecutive years

Summary

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP for the second time in a row. CDP is an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to realise a sustainable economy.

The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognised as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. From a total of more than 6,200 companies around the world that were surveyed by CDP, 112 companies, including 13 Japanese companies, were selected for the Climate A List this year. Konica Minolta believes that its inclusion on the Climate A List for the second consecutive year reflects continued high recognition of its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process.

Olaf Lorenz, General Manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
Creating a sustainable world for current and future generations is central to our company philosophy. Konica Minolta aims to reduce its environmental impact in all its business processes – from product development to procurement, production, distribution, sales and service, collection as well as recycling.
Olaf Lorenz, General Manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Therefore, Konica Minolta set ambitious targets for reducing CO₂ emissions throughout the product life cycle compared with fiscal 2005 levels:

  • 2016: 40%

  • 2030: 60%

  • 2050: 80%

Olaf Lorenz, General Manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe
All of these targets are determined in our ‘Eco Vision 2050’. And we are very proud of having over-achieved our 2016 target with a CO2 reduction of 49%.
Olaf Lorenz, General Manager of the International Marketing Division, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

The target for 2030 was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in March this year. The SBTi was jointly established in 2015 by CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and the World Wide Fund for Nature, to attain science-based targets (SBTs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby limit global warming to less than 2 °C compared to pre-industrial temperatures.

Find more information about Konica Minolta’s environmental initiatives here: www.konicaminolta.eu/en/business-solutions/sustainability.html

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About CDP

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 803 institutional investors with assets of USD 100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. www.cdp.net

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 and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. According to IDC, Konica Minolta is a “Major Player in Work­flow Services Hardcopy in the Western European market” (2016). Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2016, was the production printing market leader for the ninth consecutive year (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. 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 over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17.

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