Konica Minolta’s MFP production site in Malaysia earns RBA Platinum recognition in the corporate social responsibility audit

| 7 October 2022

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that its MFP (multi-functional peripheral) production site, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (BMMY), in Melaka State, Malaysia earned Platinum recognition, which is the highest level in the corporate social responsibility audit by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

The RBA is made up of about 200 companies, including electronic device manufacturers around the world, and aims to improve labour, ethics, the environment, safety, and health in the global supply chain. Konica Minolta joined the RBA in 2013 and has conducted various activities as a member.
The RBA operates the Validated Assessment Program (VAP) to evaluate such activities, and ranks companies into three levels: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.
BMMY manufactures MFPs, which are the main products of Konica Minolta. Its production system is based on the concept of “production DX,” which integrates front-line capabilities refined through various improvement activities with digital manufacturing, including ICT, automation, and data science. BMMY earned the Platinum recognition from the RBA for meeting the RBA Code of Conduct in terms of labour, ethics, the environment, safety, and health at the highest levels.
BMMY’s Efforts
At BMMY, all employees, including external contractors who are stationed at the plant, understand that CSR activities are important for respecting the human rights of workers and helping build a sustainable society. All employees work closely on various activities.
BMMY has acquired multiple ISO certifications, including those related to the environment and occupational safety and health. With the latest VAP audit as a new beginning, BMMY aims to gain greater trust from society by enhancing its internal audit system on human rights and ethics and maintaining and improving the system into the future.
Konica Minolta’s Efforts in CSR Procurement
Konica Minolta has been building a supply chain that takes labour, health and safety, the environment and ethics into account. Its CSR Procurement Promotion Program involves its group production sites and suppliers.
Konica Minolta regards the RBA Code of Conduct as the code of conduct for its supply chain and requests suppliers to work on CSR activities. The company conducts CSR assessments on about 110 key suppliers using the RBA Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to check the degree to which the code of conduct is implemented. Suppliers who fail to meet the targets based on the results of this assessment are requested to make improvements. CSR audits are conducted on particularly important suppliers and suppliers that still fail to meet the targets after making improvements.
For issues identified through CSR assessments and CSR audits, Konica Minolta directly helps suppliers make improvements. The company carries out the CSR Procurement Promotion Program so that suppliers can eventually take a proactive approach to work on CSR activities.
Konica Minolta endeavours to improve the overall quality of its CSR activities across its supply chain in line with social needs and will practice high-quality manufacturing and implement CSR-based production activities as a manufacturer.


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 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 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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Melanie Olbrich

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