Konica Minolta receives EcoVadis Gold Medal sustainability rating for 2024

| 26 April 2024

The company is placed in the top 5% of companies in all industries

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is proud to announce that it is in the top 5% of companies rated by EcoVadis in all industries. The company has received a Gold Medal (its ninth consecutive medal) in recognition of its sustainability achievement, placing it in the top of companies assessed by EcoVadis over the past 12 months.


EcoVadis provides the leading solution for monitoring sustainability in global supply chains. Using innovative technology and sustainability expertise, it strives to engage companies and help them adopt sustainable practices. By reliably assessing sustainability performance, EcoVadis provides comprehensive feedback, benchmarking and tools that enable companies to embark upon a journey of continuous improvement.
 
The EcoVadis rating process assesses corporate social responsibility in four key areas – Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. Konica Minolta’s EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment Report states that, “The company demonstrates an advanced sustainability management system that covers all four themes under review.”
 

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Receiving a medal from EcoVadis for nine consecutive years is testament to our company-wide global commitment to make a positive environmental and social impact, through our own company initiatives and frameworks as well as supporting the goals of international programmes.

Olaf Jonas

General Manager Environmental Social Governance, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Tackling global environmental challenges, helping society to evolve and grow, and being a good corporate citizen are the cornerstones of Konica Minolta’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, which are guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The company is focused on improving the sustainability of its operations and its place in the circular economy, as well as addressing the climate crisis and cutting pollution.
 

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 8,700 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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