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.

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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