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Konica Minolta has a clear commitment to sustainability with its Corporate Philosophy “The Creation of New Value”. This means that the company not only creates economic value but also social value through innovation – for the business and the people – and ultimately for a sustainable world.
Konica Minolta’s sustainable strategy entails the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations are the world's best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. They address the global challenges we face, like e.g. poverty, inequality, climate, biodiversity, peace and justice.
Konica Minolta Europe conducted a thorough analysis of the 17 SDGs for optimising the sustainability of their activities, particularly on a European level. As a result, six particular goals were placed in focus for Konica Minolta Business Technologies Europe that are in line with the world-wider SDGs Management by Konica Minolta, Inc.:
Climate change is one of the most immediate global concerns. With the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations have developed a global holistic strategy to overcome this. The SDGs are a wide framework with defined targets that tackle problems on an environmental and social level. As part of their sustainability strategy Konica Minolta pursuits the SDGs.
Konica Minolta aims to be a company that is supported by and essential to the global community. We intend to do this by contributing to the achievement of the SDGs by 2030 while strengthening our management foundation from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) perspective
President and CEO Konica Minolta, Inc.
The Eco Vision 2050 is Konica Minolta’s long-term plan for achieving a sustainable future. It consists of three major goals:
Besides Konica Minolta’s mission and Eco Vision 2050, its sustainability activities are guided by its Charter of Corporate Behavior. The company explicitly commits to responsibility not only to achieve growth, but also to meet its social responsibilities and contribute to broader society that includes not only Konica Minolta’s customers, investors and employees but also local residents, the publicity, socially disadvantaged people and marginalised groups. Konica Minolta is committed to act in compliance with international social norms such as the United Nations Global Compact and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Konica Minolta is compliant with the EU Directive RoHS which restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
Konica Minolta is compliant with the EU Battery Directive which regulates the manufacture and disposal of batteries in the European Union with the aim of improving the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators.
Konica Minolta takes steps to comply with antitrust laws and provides education aligned with the laws and business environments of each region.
Konica Minolta is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, from planning and development to procurement and production, distribution, sales and service, collection and recycling. All stages in the product life cycle are carefully monitored using analyses of general input and output, energy and resource efficiency, recycling and waste prevention, and are compliant with all relevant environmental and safety regulations.
Konica Minolta is not just committed to meeting its responsibilities directly, in terms of its own products' and services' immediate environmental impact. It is also committed to sustainability right along the supply chain, based on relationships of trust with its suppliers. Konica Minolta requires its business partners to consider labour issues (human rights), ethics, the environment, safety and health in their business operations. The company is also taking steps to address conflict mineral issues, by seeking to prevent violations of human rights in conflict areas from which mineral resources used in its products are sourced.
Konica Minolta has also been praised internationally by external parties for its commitment to sustainability.
Inclusion in prominent investment indices:
Evaluations by international CSR rating agencies:
Konica Minolta sets industry standards worldwide in the field of environmental protection. The company's certification actually goes further than required in many cases – as shown by its label certification.
These labels include:
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