Konica Minolta is rising to the climate change challenge by working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle of its products.
Our aim is to avoid and reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as far as possible in the first instance. Secondly, we aim to substitute GHG-emitting power sources with renewable energy. We consider offsetting any remaining greenhouse gas emissions as a final step
CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions account for the largest share (76%) of greenhouse gases.
Other greenhouse gases are:
We've initiated a number of measures to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
We aim to achieve net zero in Scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2050 in product development, procurement and manufacturing, sales and services, and product use. Our starting year for this calculation is 2005, when we set up our Eco Vision 2050 environmental policy and produced 2,067,000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions. In 2021, we produced 790,000 tonnes CO₂ – a reduction of 61% compared to 2005.
As part of our Sustainable Factory Certification scheme, we're striving to make our 11 main factories more sustainable, including reducing CO₂ emissions. Since 2005, we've reduced those emissions by 108,000 tonnes; and four factories have achieved Sustainable Factory status.
AIRe Link is a remote diagnostics tool that replaces physical visits. Using AIRe Link, we can support customers remotely to quickly identify and solve problems on their print devices. Since its introduction in 2020, the service has saved:
Find out more about AIRe Link.
We're a member of RE100, a global initiative that brings businesses together in a commitment to obtain 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources.
We compensate greenhouse gas emissions that can't be avoided or reduced. In cooperation with ClimatePartner, we support projects that replace fossil fuels with renewable energy. These projects:
Our European Headquarters in Langenhagen, Germany, has been climate compensated since 2018. In addition, we offset greenhouse gas emissions during events like the European Leadership Campus and drupa. Since 2018 about 11,500 tonnes of unavoidable CO₂ emissions have been offset (as of December 2022).
To help our customers transform their printing operations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, offset those that can't be avoided, and transparently meet their own environmental reporting obligations, our products and solutions are designed to deliver low emissions throughout their lifecycle. For example:
These steps reflect our commitment to avoiding and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the first instance.
During printing, the largest energy consumption – over 60% – occurs when the toner is fixed to the paper. With our polymerised Simitri® V toner used in the bizhub i-series (our latest MFP generation) we've reduced the fixing temperature by about 15°C compared to previous models. Combined with a new fixing device, this helps to significantly reduce the MFPs' weekly TEC (typical energy consumption) value. The reduction in power consumption has resulted in our customers producing up to 25% (varies by model) less CO₂ emissions in operation compared to previous models.
Power Save settings help you optimise management of your bizhub MFPs' energy consumption. Depending on your device, you'll have access to some or all of the following settings to help you reduce energy usage:
Saving energy is more important than ever - both at home and in the office. That´s why we want to give you some useful tips on how you can save power and resources by modifying the way you print and use the Konica Minolta office devices.
To use the energy potential of our devices, we recommend special power save settings, which are highly effective while guaranteeing remote management capability for the devices.
And we also have additional tips to share on how to further optimise printing and reduce print-related waste.
Our Eco-Calculator tool calculates paper and emissions savings between devices, which gives customers transparency on the usage phase emissions of our devices before they buy.
With our Enabling Climate Compensation programme, we support our customers in offsetting unavoidable greenhouse gas emissions produced during office and production printing. The offsetting covers the complete lifecycle of the products: raw material sourcing, manufacturing process, transport, use and disposal (disposal not yet for office devices). Since the programme was introduced in 2015, our customers have helped offset more than 40,000 tonnes of unavoidable CO₂e emissions (as at December 2022).
Find out more about our Enabling Climate Compensation programme.
Inter’s printing and document scanning infrastructure has been fully upgraded to improve organisational efficiency, create a collaborative working environment and foster a “smarter” way of working. Around 40 of the very latest MFPs have been installed in the new headquarters and sports centres.
The museum decided to join forces with Konica Minolta to create a sustainable document management system by using the Enabling Climate Compensation programme service