Konica Minolta given the highest evaluation by CDP and included on the Climate A List 2021

| 18 January 2022

Recognised as a global leader in combating climate change

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to realise a sustainable economy, for the sixth time.


CDP Worldwide-Japan will host an online event to commend the companies included in CDP’s Climate A List 2021 on January 19, 2022, in which Shoei Yamana, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, will deliver a speech as a representative of one of the A List companies.
 
The Climate A List
The Climate A List is composed of companies that have been recognised as global leaders in terms of goals set and actions taken to combat climate change and disclosure of information. Of some 12,000 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 204 companies (including 56 Japanese companies) were included on the Climate A List 2021 in recognition of their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to a low-carbon economy.
 
Konica Minolta’s approach to climate change problems
Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. With the 17 SDGs the United Nations have developed a global holistic strategy to overcome the current main global challenges. On the SDG "Climate Action" in particular, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has already taken a lot of action, focusing especially on the responsible use of energy resources:
  • Since 2018, the European headquarters has been carbon neutral.
  • The European headquarters as well as its subsidiaries in Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Spain and most locations in France are using electricity from renewable sources. With the global joining of RE100 the company is committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2050.
  • Since the introduction of its "Enabling Carbon Neutrality" Programme in 2015, the company and its customers together have offset more than 40,000 tons of unavoidable CO2 emissions.
  • In 2019, Konica Minolta introduced bizhub ECO, a service which includes a pre-set eco configuration of colour multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and a tree sponsorship in cooperation with Treedom.
  • In 2020, Konica Minolta introduced AIRe Link, a remote visual support tool that has saved more than 853,000 kilometres of travels to customers, 3,000 on-site customers which means that around 104 tons of CO2 emissions have not been produced.
  • In order to shift transportation from road to rail or waterborne, Konica Minolta uses barges sailing along the Rhine River in Europe as a means of transport from the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to its base warehouse in Emmerich, Germany.

About CDP
CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions. Founded in 2000 and working with more than 590 investors with over $110 trillion in assets, CDP pioneered using capital markets and corporate procurement to motivate companies to disclose their environmental impacts, and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Over 14,000 organizations around the world disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64% of global market capitalisation, and over 1,100 cities, states and regions. Fully TCFD aligned, CDP holds the largest environmental database in the world, and CDP scores are widely used to drive investment and procurement decisions towards a zero carbon, sustainable and resilient economy. CDP is a founding member of the Science Based Targets initiative, We Mean Business Coalition, The Investor Agenda and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. Visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
 
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.
                                   
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
Dow Jones Sustainability Index (USA) Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific): Included in the index consecutively since 2009
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
CDP (UK) Included on the Climate A List (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2020 and 2021)
 
 

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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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