Konica Minolta awarded “RobecoSAM Gold Class” commendation for sustainability

| 6 March 2018

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded the prestigious RobecoSAM Gold Class 2018 commendation for Corporate Sustainability. In 2018, Konica Minolta was the only company to receive a Gold classification in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry.


In 2017, over 3,500 of the world’s leading companies were invited to participate in the RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), held by the Swiss-based SRI research specialist. This year’s record number of participating companies clearly demonstrates that sustainability is rising to the top of corporate agendas.

The Sustainability Yearbook profiles the top 15 per cent of the companies from each industry, according to their CSA scores for environmental, social and economical efforts. Out of the listed companies, the Yearbook then awards the leaders according to performance with the Gold, Silver or Bronze Class. Within each industry, the top performing companies, such as Konica Minolta, receive the prestigious RobecoSAM Gold Class award.

For the assessment of companies from the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, RobecoSAM focused on criteria comprising economic, environmental and societal factors, such as corporate governance, privacy protection and Supply Chain Management, handling of hazardous substances, operational eco-efficiency and product stewardship, human capital management and talent attraction and retention.

Konica Minolta – pioneering sustainable business

The following perfectly resonates with Konica Minolta’s core values for delivering sustainable solutions for modern businesses: respect for the environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety as well as responsible supply chain management, human capital and diversity.

Konica Minolta commits to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from across its entire value chain by 60% by 2030, from 2005 levels. This is in line with the Konica Minolta long-term Eco Vision 2050, in which the company set clear targets for the reduction of emissions throughout the entire lifecycle of a product. To ensure the success of Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta, in conjunction with its business plan, set specific targets in the areas of Environmental Value and Corporate Value.

For more information, please visit: https://www.konicaminolta.eu/en/business-solutions/sustainability.html


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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 Sustainability 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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