Konica Minolta included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection for the third consecutive year

| 25 March 2020

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that the company has been included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program for selecting companies that work on initiatives to improve the health of employees strategically from a management perspective. Konica Minolta has been selected for three years in a row and five times in total, following 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019.


The Health & Productivity Stock Selection is a joint programme organised by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and Tokyo Stock Exchange. It aims to encourage companies to promote “health management” by appraising companies that are attractive to investors who focus on improving corporate value over the long term. This time, 40 companies have beeen selected from those listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Konica Minolta was highly evaluated in all four criteria: “management philosophy and policies”, “organised frameworks”, “systems and implementation of measures”, and “evaluation and improvement.” Selected from the electrical equipment sector, the company believes its efforts and accomplishments in data visualisation, which is promoted by collaborative health (integrated management by group companies and the Health Insurance Association) and health improvement through the PDCA cycle, were highly evaluated.

These efforts have been based on the principle of “promoting sound management by fostering a ‘health-first’ culture through the understanding that our employees’ health is the key to everything.” It is likely that the evaluation rose also due to the improvement of the occupational health system, including the increase of full-time industrial physicians from three to six last April.

Konica Minolta’s Efforts 

  1. Visualisation of data and in-depth individual guidance
    The Human Resources Department has a special section in charge of health management to promote integrated management with the Health Insurance Association (collaborative health). For example, the future disease risk, which is calculated based on the health checkup data, is presented as a numerical value to help make employees aware of their own health and encourage lifestyle changes.
    Meanwhile, Konica Minolta classifies workplaces into four levels of stress based on the results of biannual stress checks and shares the analysis results with organisational heads to help them understand the situation of their departments. Since fiscal 2019, industrial physicians offer training on workplace improvement for respective divisions by utilising ChAO (Check-up for the Activated Organization) and the results of stress checks to improve productivity.
     
  2. Organising various health promotion events throughout the year
    To encourage walking, enjoyable walking campaigns are organised for employees, with an individual competition in spring and a team competition in autumn. In addition, more than 50 events and seminars are organised annually. More than 9,000 employees have participated in these events to date.
     
  3. Eleven affiliated companies in Japan included in the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organisations Recognition Program
    In Japan, the Konica Minolta Health Insurance Society works with affiliated companies. Eleven affiliated companies were recognised in the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organisations Recognition Program:

    Status of recognition by category

    Large Enterprise Category “White 500”

    Konica Minolta Japan, Inc.

    Kinko's Japan Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta With You, Inc.

    Konica Minolta Information System Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta Business Associates Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta Mechatronics Co., Ltd.

    Large Enterprise Category

    Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Category

    Konica Minolta Engineering Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta Chemical Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta Technoproducts Co., Ltd.

    Konica Minolta Planetarium Co., Ltd.

     

Konica Minolta remains committed to maintaining and improving the health of its employees as a management strategy, and fulfilling its corporate social responsibility to help create a better society.

 

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 44,300 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 Sustainabilty 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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