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Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been given the highest evaluation and awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to realise a sustainable economy, for the fifth time. Additionally, Konica Minolta, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of Environment Social Governance (ESG) investment, for the ninth consecutive year.
The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognised as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Of more than 5,800 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 270 companies were included on the Climate A List this year for their actions to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change.
The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index is one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 323 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, including Konica Minolta.
Konica Minolta’s approach to climate change problems
Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. With the 17 SDGs the United Nations have developed a global holistic strategy to overcome the current main global challenges. In particular, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe focuses on the six SDGs “Climate Action”, “Responsible Consumption and Production”, “Quality Education”, “Gender Equality”, “Decent Work and Economic Growth” as well as “Partnerships for the Goals”.
In Europe, Konica Minolta has taken many measures to contribute to the responsible use of energy resources:
Reference: Evaluation by external parties
Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indexes and is ranked high in the ESG ratings, as shown below.
World Index (DJSI World) : Included in the index consecutively since 2012
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) : Included in the index consecutively since 2009
CDP is a global non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$106 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 9,600 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2020. This is in addition to the hundreds of cities, states and regions who have disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition.
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 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, 323 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 39 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.
About Konica Minolta, Inc.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a global technology company that provides innovative solutions to businesses and society. With its strengths in the combination of its core technologies in advanced imaging, optics, sensing, materials and nano-processing, Konica Minolta is committed to creating new values supporting customers to address challenges in their operations and work processes. Advancing its expertise in digital technologies, the company has been going through business transformation into a digital company, with insights into implicit challenges across the board as ‘One Konica Minolta’ in the era of Internet of the Things (IoT). Konica Minolta is also active in open innovation through various collaborations and alliances with academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. Headquartered in Tokyo, Konica Minolta has its Group companies in 50 countries with over 43,960 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.