Konica Minolta awarded Silver Class in SAM Sustainability Award

| 1 March 2021

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) was awarded Silver Class in SAM Sustainability Award by the U.S.-based S&P Global, the globally recognised provider of researches and ratings in ESG investment. Konica Minolta has been included in SAM Sustainability Award for nine years in a row since 2013.


As a globally leading research and rating in ESG investment, S&P Global’s SAM Sustainability Award analyses more than 7,000 large corporations worldwide. Konica Minolta was evaluated in the three dimensions “Governance & Economic”, “Environmental” and “Social” and in the following categories it has earned the highest score:

  • Materiality (Governance & Economic Dimension)
  • Tax Strategy (Governance & Economic Dimension)
  • Innovation Management (Governance & Economic Dimension)
  • Privacy Protection (Governance & Economic Dimension)
  • Environmental Reporting (Environmental Dimension)
  • Environmental Policy & Management (Environmental Dimension)
  • Product Stewardship (Environmental Dimension)
  • Climate Strategy (Environmental Dimension)
  • Social Reporting (Social Dimension)
  • Talent Attraction & Retention (Social Dimension)

In 2021, 242 companies, including 22 Japanese companies, were ranked in its Gold, Silver and Bronze Classes.

 

Reference: Evaluation by external parties

Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indexes and is ranked high in the ESG ratings, as shown below.


Dow Jones Sustainability Index (USA) World Index (DJSI World): Included in the index consecutively since 2012
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific): Included in the index consecutively since 2009
 
FTSE4Good Index Series (UK) Included in the index consecutively since 2003
FTSE Blossom Japan Index (UK) Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (USA) Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (USA) Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (USA, Japan) Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2018
S&P Global (USA)

Included in SAM Sustainability Award consecutively since 2013 (Four times as Gold and five times as Silver)

Corporate Knights (Canada) Ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (2011, 2019, 2020 and 2021)
ISS-oekom (Germany) Maintained the highest Prime Status since 2011
Ethibel (Belgium) Selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence (May 2020)
CDP (UK) Included on the Climate A List (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020)


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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 43,960 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.

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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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