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’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now.
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 “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” and received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023.
For its remote services, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab (BLI) 2023-2024 Pacesetter Award in Remote Service for the Western European market’ 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 more than 8,700 employees (as of April 2023), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.26 billion in financial year 2022/2023.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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