Konica Minolta placed in top five percent of companies in its industry by the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023

| 13 March 2023

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded again a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2023, putting it amongst the top five percent of companies in its industry. The EcoVadis sustainability ratings are issued by EcoVadis of France to recognise corporate responsibility practices and the rating reflects Konica Minolta’s sustained and committed focus on being a highly sustainable and socially responsible business.

EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 90,000+ rated companies during the last years. By earning a Gold Level Recognition Medal in EcoVadis’ sustainability ratings, Konica Minolta has been confirmed as being in the top five percent of benchmarked companies in its industry. 2023 marks the eighth successive year that Konica Minolta has participated in the independent audit process and been awarded a high ranking.
Using four key indices, the EcoVadis rating process assesses corporate social responsibility (CSR) in four key areas – Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. The rating process is based on scorecards for each participating company that cover 21 CSR indicators, 190 commodities and 150 countries. The evaluation environment is built on the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, which take environment, social, ethics and supply chain activities into account.
Within the EcoVadis scorecard report, Konica Minolta was particularly praised for its Environment initiatives (receiving an ‘Outstanding’ score of 90%) and the report highlighted the company’s strengths in its policies, actions, and results in this field. Another highlight was EcoVadis’s score of 80% (‘Advanced’) for Konica Minolta’s in Ethics, which again reflects its robust policies, actions, and results in this field.

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We are very proud to have again been recognised by EcoVadis’s independent assessment in recognition of our ongoing and unwavering commitment to environmental and corporate social responsibility. As the global community stands together to address the climate emergency, we are even more determined to ensure that our operations and those of our partners combat the threats to our environment and society. We constantly review and refine our business to enhance our environmental and social impact, supporting healthier and more considerate ways of living and positively shaping the world around us.

Olaf Jonas

General Manager Environmental Social Governance, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

As a global company with over 39,000 employees in 150 countries around the world, Konica Minolta takes its responsibility very seriously. It has been committed to sustainability for decades, starting with the foundation of a global Environmental Management Department in 1971, and follows a stringent ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) framework to help it ensure its business operations remain actively committed to sustainability. In 2008, Konica Minolta, Inc. signed the UN Global Compact and is committed to comply with its 10 principles, and its precautionary and responsible approach towards the protection of human rights, the environment, labour issues, and anti-corruption. Konica Minolta is also aligned to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals (SDGs), which represent a global plan for all nations to work together to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, protect our planet, and encourage growth and increased prosperity.

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 2023 Vendor Assessment’ has named Konica Minolta 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 received a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings for 2024.

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 8,800 employees (as of April 2024), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over EUR 2.13 billion in financial year 2023/2024.

Worldwide, the company has over 40,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.

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Melanie Olbrich

Senior Expert Content Strategy & Development, Corporate Communications