Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. Konica Minolta has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for 11 consecutive years. Among all the companies in the Computer & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta has been ranked first in the social dimension for the second consecutive year, and received the second highest score in total.
Konica Minolta’s Approach towards the SDGs
1. Creating new values based on the concept of “B to B to P for P”
While Konica Minolta has been creating new values to promote B to B operation, the beneficiaries of such values are professionals working in its client companies. Konica Minolta believes that supporting workflow reforms at the places where these professionals work will help improve productivity and quality of work, and thus contribute to making the lives of end users more convenient and efficient, and eventually accelerate the evolution of society.
To promote business activities based on this concept, it is necessary to first gain an insight into challenges implicit in society and then develop strategies through the backward planning approach. The SDGs are critical to this approach. The entire Konica Minolta Group is working to become a digital company with insight into implicit challenges to create new values that will help society achieve the SDGs.
2. Developing a corporate strategy to contribute to a sustainable society
Currently, Konica Minolta is developing a sustainability strategy as part of its business plan for the next term by establishing a vision of the world and society to be realised by 2030 and beyond and then analysing how the company can achieve the vision, what actions to take, how those actions should be taken, and by when.
About DJSI World
The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and is provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S. It assesses corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. The index is highly recognised among global institutional investors who take a close look at ESG management and sustainability. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 318 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 33 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.
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 approximately 8,700 employees (as of April 2022), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 1.9 billion in financial year 2021/2022.
Worldwide, the company has over 39,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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