Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been again listed among the “2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2020 Global 100) which was announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) (Davos Meeting) held from January 21 to 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland.Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the third time and the second year in a row, following 2011 and 2019. The 2020 Global 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected from among 7,395 major companies around the globe.
The evaluation was based on environmental, social and governance indicators as well as on the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products. Six Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.
Konica Minolta believes that pursuing a sustainable society also leads to enhanced sustainability for companies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations provided the framework for Konica Minolta in developing its sustainability strategy. Accordingly, this strategy envisages Konica Minolta formulating goals and developing innovations that create new value for the environment and human society. Such innovations are driven by the development of the latest digital technologies combined with the experience Konica Minolta has gained over the decades. An example for such an innovation which Konica Minolta launched in Japan, are products and services designed to increase the productivity of care workers to better meet the needs of an aging society, improve health and quality of life, and support a safe and secure society.
Regarding environmental goals, Konica Minolta has pledged to reduce it’s carbon footprint as an overarching company objective. Konica Minota aims to reduce their CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 as well as joined RE100 and commited to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050. In addition, Konica Minolta in Europe partners with ClimatePartner since 2015 to support Gold Standard-certified projects and has offset more than 19 million kilograms of CO2 so far.
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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