Konica Minolta listed among 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

| 23 January 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been listed among the “2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2019 Global 100).


The Canada-based Corporate Knights have named Konica Minolta one of the 2019 Global 100 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) (Davos Meeting), which took place in Davos, Switzerland from January 22 to 25.This is the second time for Konica Minolta to be included on the prestigious Global 100 list following 2011.

The 2019 Global 100 were selected from among 7,536 major companies around the globe based on an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation. 8 Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.

Konica Minolta has set the goal of becoming a global company that is vital to society by continuing to create new values that bring innovations to the world in cooperation with stakeholders around the world. To achieve this goal, and in light of the changing social landscape and business environment, Konica Minolta has not only identified the following six material issues to be addressed with priority, but also integrates corporate social responsibility into its management focusing on these issues:

- Environment
​- Social innovation
​- Customer satisfaction and product safety
​- Responsible supply chain
​- Human capital
​- Diversity

By promoting global initiatives in line with these material issues on a group-wide basis, Konica Minolta hopes to contribute to the evolution of the business community and society at large, and to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.


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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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