Langenhagen,
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February
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Konica Minolta underlines its commitment to a sustainable future by joining RE100

Summary

As an international corporation, one of Konica Minolta’s highest goals is to create value for society. Konica Minolta decided to join the RE100 in January 2019 in line with its approach to business while contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as combatting climate change. This leadership initiative is committed to bringing together influential businesses to source energy supplies from 100 per cent renewable sources. Konica Minolta is set to achieve this goal by 2050. Its European headquarters, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe, and its German subsidiary are already contributing to the goal by using electricity from renewable resources. Additionally, the European headquarters have been certified by ClimatePartner GmbH as operating completely carbon neutral.

The Climate Group, an international NPO focused on accelerating climate action, is leading the RE100 initiative in collaboration with CDP. The target of this initiative is to sign up member companies that are committed to sourcing 100 per cent of their electricity consumption from renewable sources. As of February 2019, 162 companies have already joined RE100 – and Konica Minolta is proud to be one of them.

Dr. Teresa Haller-Mangold, Team Manager Sustainability, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
By joining RE100, we are strengthening our commitment to sustainability even further. At Konica Minolta, we believe that reducing our CO2 emissions and running our operations in alignment with future forms of energy use where reduction is not possible is a basic requirement to be able to grow sustainably. 
Dr. Teresa Haller-Mangold, Team Manager Sustainability, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH

This commitment is in line with Konica Minolta’s long-term environmental target Eco Vision 2050, which was set up in 2009 to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 2005. Konica Minolta recognises that joining RE100 will help to avoid global CO2 emissions through the spread and expanded use of renewable energy.

It’s fantastic to see another large Japanese multinational join RE100 and commit to sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity for its global operations. As a company built on technological innovation, it’s no wonder Konica Minolta knows getting future-ready means sourcing the cleanest, and increasingly the cheapest, power globally available.
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group

Link to Climate-Partner: https://www.climatepartner.com/en/success-stories/konica-minolta-enabling-carbon-neutrality

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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. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. 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 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (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 almost 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18. 

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