Konica Minolta selected as a DX Certified Business Operator

| 5 May 2021

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that the company was designated as a DX Certified Business Operator under the DX Certification System established by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). This designation signifies official recognition of Konica Minolta’s across-the-board initiatives towards digital transformation (DX), which include: promoting DX efforts to shift to highly profitable businesses; incorporating a clear commitment to solving social issues in its corporate management policy; developing specific plans for use of its digital technologies, such as a plan to create new values by combining its proprietary imaging IoT platform with relevant data; and establishing a post of Executive Officer responsible for Digital Transformation.



The DX Certification System was established to promote DX on a society-wide basis, especially in the industrial sector. Under this system, the Japanese government certifies companies that comply with the basic matters of the Digital Governance Code[1] under the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing.
 
Being a DX Certified Business Operator will be a prerequisite for applying for selection under the DX stock selection program conducted jointly by METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
 
Based on DX2022, its medium-term business strategy, Konica Minolta is currently in the process of shifting the focus of its business from selling products to offering high value-added service: DX as a Service. To be specific, Konica Minolta is striving to evolve its products into “Smart Connected Products” that are networked with various devices and allow information collected at customers’ sites to be converted into digital data and analysed by imaging IoT technologies, in which the company excels. In so doing, the company aims to visualise the invisible to meet the customers’ desire to see, and to offer services that help customers solve their issues.
 
Konica Minolta is resolved to shift to highly profitable businesses through DX and, at the same time, create solutions to social issues based on its five material issues[2]. For each of these issues, the company has set a vision for 2030 and formulated measures to achieve the vision as part of DX2020. The company thus aims to promote efforts to create value through its business on the one hand and through its corporate activities on the other, with a view to creating environmental and social value as well as economic value.
 
Konica Minolta plans to set KPIs for each material issue in terms of the “impacts of solving environmental and social issues,” and “contribution to profitability” and manage the progress of its initiatives in light of these KPIs.
 
 
Links to related websites
DX2022, medium-term business strategy
https://www.konicaminolta.com/global-en/investors/management/midterm_plan_presentations/index.html
 
Five material issues
https://www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr/index.html

 
[1] Digital Governance Code is a guideline set by METI for corporate management to follow to enhance corporate value amid the progress of DX.
[2] Konica Minolta clarified social and environmental issues likely to arise by 2030 by examining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and macro trends, conducted a materiality analysis from the perspectives of social and environmental issues that must be solved and the company’s business growth, and redefined five new material issues for the company to tackle. These are: “Improving fulfilment in work and corporate dynamism,” “Supporting healthy, high-quality living,” “Ensuring social safety and security,” “Addressing climate change” and “Using limited resources effectively.”


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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 43,000 employees and offers products and services in 150 countries around the world.

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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. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by 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 approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

 

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