Konica Minolta among the top one per cent of suppliers in the global ecoVadis rating

| 29 August 2017

With the Gold rating, Konica Minolta Inc. has received the highest distinction possible in the global ecoVadis sustainability evaluation. Its extraordinarily high rating reflects Konica Minolta’s continuous dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. It is an encouraging external acknowledgement for the company on its path toreducing CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 80% until 2050, compared to the fiscal year 2005 level.

Since companies are becoming increasingly aware of their global responsibility, in today’s business world, being able to prove your environmental friendliness and responsible business behaviour is becoming an even greater asset. Companies do not only take their own sustainability into account, but also take their partners along the supply chain into consideration. The relevance of social responsibility and environmental friendliness in procurement and supplier selection is therefore increasing. Hence, ratings like the ecoVadis sustainability report for suppliers are becoming an important and reliable tool for companies to integrate into their supplier selection process.

Konica Minolta among the top one per cent of sustainable companies

With the latest ecoVadis rating, Konica Minolta underlines the company’s role as an outstanding global player in CSR and sustainability. This is the second consecutive Gold rating for Konica Minolta. The results place the company in the top one per cent for sustainability performance and the top three per cent of suppliers in the category of computers and peripheral equipment manufacture. Konica Minolta performed particularly well in the fields of Sustainable Procurement, Labour Practices and Environment.

About the ecoVadis sustainability report

As a supplier of sustainability and CSR evaluations, ecoVadis rates companies and organisations in these fields on a global scale. The companies, which manage to achieve the highest ratings in this measurement process – including Konica Minolta – are awarded the Gold rating. The rating procedure is based on scorecards for each participating company, which cover 21 CSR indicators, 150 commodities and 110 countries. This evaluation environment is built on the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, which takes the categories environment, social, ethics and supply chain into account.

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, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global services provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in services-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. 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 over 9,700 employees (as of March 2017), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.4 billion in financial year 2016/17. 

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