Further companies within the Konica Minolta group are now using 100% of their electricity from renewable resources

| 14 February 2020

Having set its goal of procuring 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050, Konica Minolta now announces that two further companies completely use eco-electricity from January 2020 onwards. This concerns all locations in Austria (Konica Minolta Business Solutions Austria GmbH) and one production site inJiangsu province inChina, producing mainlymulti-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital printing systems (Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd.).


Underlining its commitment to a sustainable future, Konica Minolta joined RE100 in February 2019, a global leadership initiative bringing together influential businesses committed to sourcing 100% renewable power for their global operations by 2050. This is in line with Konica Minolta’s approach to contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, such as combatting climate change. Besides all locations in Austria and the production site in Jiangsu province in China, the European headquarters in Langenhagen, Germany, (Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH), all locations in Germany (Konica Minolta Business Solutions Deutschland GmbH), all locations in the UK (Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd.) and one production site in Guangdong province in China, (Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd.) also use 100% of their electricity from renewable resources. Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. was also certified as a Clean Production Company by Wuxi City in 2017, making the company a leader in environmental stewardship in China.


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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. With its unique expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers - small and medium-sized businesses, large enterprises and public sector - and solves issues faced by society.


As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation holds and reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace. In support of an ‘Intelligent connected workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The company’s success in driving transformation is also confirmed by IDC, since the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’. Konica Minolta has been a Microsoft Global Managed Partner since 2021.


Konica Minolta's Igniting Print Possibilities offering helps printers, converters and brand owners maximise workflow automation to increase efficiency. The company delivers consultancy in all communication matters as well as top-of-the-line production, packaging as well as label printers. Its finishing devices create print products that stand out and create added value. Konica Minolta has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource).


For an increasing number of organisations, success today is more than the narrow definition of financial prosperity – it also includes protecting the environment and having a positive impact on their workforce as well as the societies they are embedded in. With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals.


The company has been repeatedly recognised for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and supply chain. Konica Minolta is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.


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’ from 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 9,000 employees (as of April 2021), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 1.9 billion in financial year 2020/2021.


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