Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis 2019 sustainability ratings issued by EcoVadis of France for its corporate responsibility practices. The company was ranked in the top 5% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis. Its high rating reflects Konica Minolta’s continuous dedication to sustainability and social responsibility.
The EcoVadis rating is an encouraging external acknowledgement for Konica Minolta on its path to reducing CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 80% until 2050, compared to the fiscal year 2005 level. To achieve the GOLD level, Konica Minolta has identified a number of material issues, which must be given priority: the environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital, and diversity. By addressing these issues, the company will provide solutions to social issues set forth in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and contribute to solving global environmental issues and improving quality of life.
About the ecoVadis sustainability report
EcoVadis operates an international platform to assess the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of suppliers in respect to environment, labour practices, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The companies, which manage to achieve the highest ratings in this measurement process are awarded the Platinum rating. The rating procedure is based on scorecards for each participating company, which cover 21 CSR indicators, 150 commodities and 110 countries. The 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. 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. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ 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 almost 10,300 employees (as of April 2019), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.39 billion in financial year 2018/19.
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