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.
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. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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