Konica Minolta’s Thought Leadership in Sustainability and Corporate Transparency awarded by international Non-Profit Organization CDP

| 10 November 2014

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded with a position on the A List of “The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014 (CPLI)” for its commitment to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the business risk of climate change. In 2014 Konica Minolta was the only company in the Information Technology sector selected in “Climate Performance Leadership Index” and “Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” by CDP. Konica Minolta perceives sustainability as an essential corporate strategy and looks back on a long tradition of leading environmental activities and technological developments.

Langenhagen/Germany, November 10, 2014Konica Minolta joined the CDP index along with 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change migration and illustrated that a low carbon future is possible. The A List has been created at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital. The international NGO, CDP independently assessed all information provided by nearly 2,000 companies against widely respected scoring methodology and ranked them accordingly.Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, says: “Global greenhouse emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The need for data on corporate climate change impacts and strategies to reduce them has never been greater. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. These companies are responding to the ever-growing demand for environmental accountability and should inspire other to follow suit.”Konica Minolta awarded for superior Depth and Quality of Climate Change DataKonica Minolta is one of the 24 Japanese companies, which were awarded with an A grade on the CPLI for climate performance, earning a position on this global ranking of corporate efforts to mitigate climate change. It has achieved a position both in CDP’s Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) und CDP’s Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

Eco Vision 2050: Konica Minolta’s long-term Sustainability ApproachAs a global company, Konica Minolta shares the growing consensus that accountability for contributions to climate change is a business imperative. This is why it launched a new medium-term Environmental Plan for 2016 this year, which is included in the Eco Vision 2050, a set of long-term aims of preventing global warming, promoting resource recycling and preserving biodiversity.

Konica Minolta looks back on a long tradition of sustainability and environmental commitment such as being the first company worldwide to get a Blue Angel mark in the field of copying (1992) and developer of the world’s first polymerised toner with biomass (2002). Under the communication message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta will keep developing new ideas and innovations in the future that will help reduce carbon emissions throughout the entire supply chain.

For additional information on Konica Minolta’s environmental activities, please visit http://www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr/environment/
About CDP
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions http://www.cdp.netProduct images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.euTerms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.Contact Konica MinoltaSilke Zühlke
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)511 7404-5604
Email: silke.zuehlke@konicaminolta.eu