Konica Minolta Achieves Goal of Sourcing 100% Renewable Electricity in Its MFP Production Site in China

| 15 April 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that one of its MFP production sites in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd. (BMDG) in Guangdong province, has achieved its goal of procuring 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources.

A manufacturer of Konica Minolta's main products, multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and digital printing systems, BMDG was certified as a Clean Production Company by Dongguan City in 2011, and as a five-star company in the Green Supply Chain Assessment in 2017, making the company a leader in environmental stewardship in China. BMDG installed a solar power generation system, covering an area of 25,000 m2 and with a generating capacity of 1.8 MW, in November 2017, enabling the company to procure nearly 15%[1] of its electricity requirement from solar power. In January 2019, BMDG shifted to green power certified[2] sources to meet the rest of its electricity needs, thus procuring 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

Starting from production sites such as BMDG, Konica Minolta will step up efforts to procure more electricity from renewable sources by taking action to achieve 100% renewable electricity in its bases around the world in line with local conditions.

BMDG's Efforts to Achieve Carbon Minus Status

Under its Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta has been promoting the Carbon Minus concept, involving external stakeholders in its environmental efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by more than is emitted from its products throughout their lifecycles. BMDG, in addition to encouraging eco-friendly practices in-house, endeavors to share its environmental improvement measures with suppliers and customers through factory tours and environmental seminars, while visiting the factories of its suppliers to discuss measures to reduce environmental burdens together and help them implement the measures. In doing so, BMDG contributes to reducing CO2 emissions both internally and externally.

[1] March 2018 to February 2019

[2] International Renewable Energy Certificate that is applicable in China

About Konica Minolta, Inc. 

Konica Minolta, Inc. is a global technology company that provides innovative solutions to businesses and society. With its strengths in the combination of its core technologies in advanced imaging, optics, sensing, materials and nano-processing, Konica Minolta is committed to creating new values supporting customers to address challenges in their operations and work processes. Advancing its expertise in digital technologies, the company has been going through business transformation into a digital company, with insights into implicit challenges across the board as ‘One Konica Minolta’ in the era of Internet of the Things (IoT). Konica Minolta is also active in open innovation through various collaborations and alliances with academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Konica Minolta has its Group companies in 50 countries with over 43,000 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.

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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