Konica Minolta to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 by unifying employees across the globe

| 8 March 2021

Konica Minolta will be hosting a first of its kind global panel discussion to celebrate the achievements of women across its organisation, to coincide with International Women's Day on Monday 8th March. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of women's social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments, which closely aligns to Konica Minolta’s own passion to drive a more inclusive workplace now and in the future.

"For this year’s IWD, the organisation is excited to be part of a global initiative which brings together the talents and thoughts of women in our organisation. The panel deliberately consists of representatives from across the globe, demonstrating that despite different languages and cultures, we share the same vision for equality." said Juliane Frenzel, Head of People & Culture at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH. 
The panel will be directed by Shoei Yamana, President/CEO at Konica Minolta Inc and has been shaped by input from Asia, Europe, and the US. It will engage business leaders from around the world with different experiences in discussing the importance of a diverse workforce to the future of Konica Minolta and the tech industry, and how we can create a more equal workplace. Juliane Frenzel concludes, "We have supported IWD for a number of years but are particularly excited to be making this symbolic show of unity in 2021. With the whole world reeling from the global pandemic and its likely aftermath, it has never been more important for leadership to be fully inclusive. Konica Minolta wants to attract a diverse talent base and to ensure that its employees can always reach their full potential, free of any bias or limitations."

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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