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Konica Minolta listed among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been listed among the ‘2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ (2021 Global 100). Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the fourth time and the third year in a row, following 2011, 2019 and 2020.

 The Global 100 is announced annually by the Canada-based Corporate Knights at the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), known as Davos Meeting. This year, the meeting will take place as a virtual ‘Davos Agenda’ during the ‘Davos Week’, from 25th – 29th January. [1]

The 2021 Global 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected from among 8,080 major companies around the globe. This was based upon an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators, as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation, and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products. Five Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.

Konica Minolta believes that pursuing a sustainable society also leads to enhanced sustainability for companies. Based on this belief, the company keeps enhancing its commitment to innovation that fosters new value creation. The aim is to realize both people-centred engagement with worksite professionals, and the creation of a sustainable society, simultaneously building on the growth of the businesses.

Konica Minolta’s Workplace Hub, for example, supports diverse work styles at our corporate clients, whilst boosting productivity and creativity. Meanwhile, the Group’s bio-healthcare business is helping to deliver precision medicine. Improving quality of life for both caregivers and care recipients, the company’s HitomeQ Care Support service is streamlining workflows for caregivers. In yet another field, Konica Minolta’s gas monitoring solution makes gas leaks visible at plants using non-contact, remote-monitoring technology, thereby preventing accidents and helping to ensure the safety and security of urban areas.

Konica Minolta also addresses global climate change, which is also one of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations: ‘Climate Action’. As part of this, Konica Minolta Europe is taking strong action to mitigate the negative effects of climate change. For years, the company has been sourcing green power only, thus saving annually about 1,200 t of CO2, and substitutes travel by increasingly using more virtual meetings. Konica Minolta uses its remote visual support tool, AIRe Link, for service and support, which saved more than 3,000 on-site customers visits in 2020. Moreover, it offsets unavoidable CO2 emissions and supports renewable energy and reforestation as part of various climate compensation projects. The company also offers different sustainability services to its customers to help them achieve their environmental goals, such as bizhub ECO or the Enabling Carbon Neutrality programme.

Konica Minolta is integrating the strengths developed in its business over the decades with the latest digital technologies, to provide high value-added products and services, thereby helping to achieve the SDGs.

[1] Due to Covid-19 concerns, WEF will hold the in-person special annual meeting 2021 in Singapore from 13th – 16th May.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Limited

Konica Minolta’s innovations help businesses to shape the future, today, changing the way people conduct business and use technology to work smarter, faster and better. As a leading Smart Data and Digital IT Services company, we meet the changing needs of customers with our Digital Print, IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality solutions.

As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta also delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with intelligent workflow automation, and implements solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments.

Konica Minolta’s solutions are proven to improve quality, reduce cost, eradicate risk, increase accuracy and streamline business processes. Recognising there are no two businesses the same, we pride ourselves on our customer partnerships and tailor our solutions to our customer needs, giving them the competitive edge they need to remain at the forefront of their markets.

Combining our market leading, award winning and easy to integrate technological platforms, with our strategic partnerships, business solutions and services portfolio, Konica Minolta is continually improving quality, reducing cost, eradicating risk, increasing accuracy and streamlining business processes for our customers. Our strategy has our customers at its core. With strong and mutually beneficial customer partnerships, our aim is to achieve mutual sustainable growth through technological innovation – giving shape to our customers’ ideas. We bring flexible solutions that not only meet our customer expectations, but exceed them, time after time.

Part of the global Konica Minolta Group, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Limited is headquartered in Basildon, Essex and operates out of 10 offices across the UK, employing over 750 people.

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