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:
- Social innovation
- Customer satisfaction and product safety
- Responsible supply chain
- Human capital
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.
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 and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious “Buyers Lab PaceSetter award for Smart Workplace Vision” from Keypoint Intelligence” as the only vendor in its industry thanks to its forward-looking vision of the future of work and investment in innovative technology. Being a strong partner for the production and industrial printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and, in 2017, was the production printing market leader for the tenth consecutive year in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa (InfoSource). The hardware portfolio covers light and mid production as well as industrial printing machines. Konica Minolta Marketing Services provides value added services that intelligently link print and digital marketing in an effective and efficient way. In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Through its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R&D laboratories in Europe, Konica Minolta brings innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. 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 9,900 employees (as of April 2018), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.37 billion in financial year 2017/18.
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