Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy.
The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognized as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Of more than 5,000 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 193 companies (including 22 Japanese companies) were included on the Climate A List this year for their actions to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change. Konica Minolta considers its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process and results of its response were reasons for its inclusion on the Climate A List.
Environmental management at Konica Minolta
Under the philosophy “The Creation of New Value,” Konica Minolta has been promoting environmental management focusing on creating new value, in both social and economic terms, by continuing efforts to reduce environmental impact in a manner compatible with corporate growth over the entire range of its business activities. In Eco Vision 2050, a long-term environmental plan to control environmental impact, Konica Minolta sets a goal to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle by 80% by 2050, compared to fiscal 2005 levels. In the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016, launched to make this vision a reality, Konica Minolta also sets specific targets in the areas of both environmental value (e.g. reduction of environmental impact) and corporate value (e.g. increased sales and cost reduction), in conjunction with its business plan. In its efforts to mitigate climate change, Konica Minolta is committed to steadily implementing environmental measures worldwide, including sharing a variety of environmental technologies and know-how it has developed over the years with its customers and suppliers and working jointly to reduce CO2 on a society-wide basis.
Under the brand proposition “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta, as a global company, aims to work with all of its stakeholders to reduce environmental impact, thereby contributing solutions to climate change and other global environmental problems and creating greater shared value.
For more information about Konica Minolta’s environmental initiatives: www.konicaminolta.eu/en/business-solutions/sustainability.html
CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. More than 5,000 companies disclosed environmental information through CDP in 2016. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. www.cdp.net
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 35,000 employees around the world (as of March 2016), Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 6.2 billion in financial year 2015/16.
For further information about the company, please visit: www.konicaminolta.eu.
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