Konica Minolta named Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the second time in a row

| 12 October 2018

For seven consecutive years Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow JonesSustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment. And for the second year in a row, Konica Minolta achieved the highest score inthe industry group “TechnologyHardware & Equipment”,earning the title of “Industry Leader” in this segment.In the economic dimension, Konica Minolta was given the highest scores in its group in the categories of “Materiality”, “Risk & Crisis Management”, “Customer Relationship Management”, “Tax Strategy”, “Innovation Management”, and “Privacy Protection”.


This acknowledgement commends Konica Minolta’s outstanding priority in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, especially concerning the issues of environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital and diversity. The company’s goal is to contribute to improving the quality in human life with its corporate activities.

Konica Minolta’s activities are guided by its management philosophy and vision, which are based on the company’s Charter of Corporate Behaviour. Its focus is to contribute to solving social issues by combining new digital technologies with Konica Minolta’s proprietary core technologies. Such innovation helps to create new opportunities, particularly in the field of new services and solutions catering, for example, to the needs of an aging society.

Konica Minolta – A pioneer in sustainability

Addressing the global environmental challenges has continuously been at the core of Konica Minolta’s activities as well: Konica Minolta was the first company to receive the Blue Angel ecolabel in the field of copying in 1992, for example. In 2009, the company announced its EcoVision 2050, a set of long-term goals that aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 per cent over the product life cycle compared to the values of 2005 and to promote recycling and the effective use of Earth’s limited resources. Konica Minolta also offers sustainable solutions such as the Carbon Neutrality programme, which supports clients in Europe to fulfil their own environmental targets and meet the demands of their customers by offering a range of eco-friendly products. Further, Konica Minolta’s operations at its European Headquarters in Langenhagen (Germany) have been carbon-neutral since January 2018.

About the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. It was published in September 1999 and is maintained by S&P Dow Jones Indices in cooperation with RobecoSAM, a Zurich-based investment specialist that conducts detailed sustainability research on thousands of global market-cap leaders each year. In the annual review of 2,500 companies around the world, 319 companies have been listed on the DJSI. 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 CSR management and sustainability.


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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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