Konica Minolta achieves goal of sourcing 100% renewable electricity in its MFP production site in Malaysia

| 26 June 2023

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that one of its MFP production sites in Malaysia, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (BMMY) in Melaka State, has achieved its goal of procuring 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources. All the MFP production sites in China and Malaysia of the Konica Minolta Group are now 100% powered by renewable energy.


BMMY manufactures MFPs, which are the main products of Konica Minolta. Its production system is based on the concept of “production DX,” which integrates front-line capabilities refined through various improvement activities with digital manufacturing, including ICT, automation, and data science.
 
BMWY installed[1] a solar power generation system, covering an area of 17,059 m2 and with a generating capacity of 3.4 MW, in March 2023, enabling the company to procure about 20%[2] of its electricity requirement from solar power. In combination with the electricity bundled with the renewable energy certificate[3], which had already been introduced, the company attained 100%[4] procurement of its electricity from renewable sources.
Regarding the MFP production sites in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd. and Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. attained their goal of procuring 100% of the electricity they use from renewable sources in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
 
Konica Minolta’s efforts to achieve “Net Zero”
As early as 2009, Konica Minolta formulated “Eco Vision 2050,” a long-term environmental vision toward 2050, and set the goal of reducing emissions by 80% from the 2005 level by 2050. In January 2019, Konica Minolta joined RE100, a global leadership initiative that brings together businesses committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy for their operations. Accordingly, Konica Minolta has been gradually shifting procurement of electricity for its operations to renewable energy. In addition to MFP production sites, toner filling plants in France and the U.S. and many sales companies in Europe also attained their goals of using 100% renewable energy.
 
This fiscal year, Konica Minolta revised its goal of reducing CO2 emissions in its product life cycle from 80% to 100% by 2050 and set a new target of “net zero by 2050.”
 
[1] Using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
[2] Estimation based on the electricity consumed from January to December 2022
[3] International Renewable Energy Certificate
[4] Ratio of electricity derived from renewable energy

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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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.


For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.


Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.


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