Konica Minolta Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Three Consecutive Years
Pressrelease: Langenhagen/Germany, September 25th, 2014 Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for three years in a row in recognition of its economic, environmental and social performance.
The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide, provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S, and assess corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. In the annual review of the world’s 2,500 companies, 319 companies have been listed in the DJSI World and, within the list, 21 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.
Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the sixth consecutive year.
This year Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the Computers &
Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for economic dimension including innovation management and risk management and environmental dimension including climate strategy and environmental policy and management system.
At the start of fiscal 2014, Konica Minolta launched its new medium-term businessplan “TRANSFORM 2016” transforming its business in each and every sector it operates by thoroughly responding to evolving needs of the customers. The company is driving its quest to create values through enhanced offering of products and solution services contributing to overcoming problems faced by customers and society.
Reaffirming its commitment to environmental protection, the Konica Minolta Group’s medium-term environmental plan has also been renewed, based on “TRANSFORM 2016.” With the concept of pursuing both the resolution of environmental challenges and enhancement in corporate competitiveness, the new Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 has established goals in fiscal 2016 in terms of reduction in environmental impact and growth in corporate value. Among others, the medium-tern environmental plan sets CO2 reduction targets related to procurement in addition to CO2 reduction targets for the Group’s production sites. Global cooperation with suppliers on various process improvement has been translated into lower carbon emissions. These initiatives are not only helping partners achieve energy saving and
cost-cutting but also utilizing Konica Minolta’s expertise in assisting lower carbon emissions in regions and society beyond the Group.
Besides the DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific, Konica Minolta has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index of the U.K.-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded with RobecoSAM Silver Class, as well as with Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG, among the best companies for CSR in its international industry segment. In November 2013, Konica Minolta was named to both Climate Performance Leadership Index and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in CDP* Japan 500.
Under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas” Konica Minolta is committed to remain vital to society by driving CSR initiatives in its businesses and contributing to improving social quality.
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* The CDP is a project in which institutional investors cooperate to call on companies to reveal their measure to mitigate climate change and information related to their greenhouse gas emissions.
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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global service provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in service-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 70 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 32,000 employees around the world (as of March 2014), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2013/14.
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