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Konica Minolta receives the highest level in EcoVadis sustainability ratings and is selected for the Leaderboard of CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating

Konica Minolta, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a PLATINUM Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings, issued by EcoVadis of France for its corporate responsibility practices. This is the highest level that can be achieved — only 1% of the participating companies were awarded this accolade. Konica Minolta has also been selected for the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard in the Supplier Engagement Rating by CDP, an international non-profit organisation working to achieve a sustainable economy. These high accolades reflect Konica Minolta’s continuous dedication to sustainability and social responsibility.

About the EcoVadis sustainability report

EcoVadis operates an international platform to assess the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of suppliers in terms of the environment, labour practices, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The rating process is based on scorecards for each participating company that cover 21 CSR indicators, 190 commodities and 150 countries. The evaluation environment is built on the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, which take environment, social, ethics and supply chain into account.

About the Leaderboard of CDP’s Supplier Engagement Rating

In addition to its excellent EcoVadis Sustainability rating, Konica Minolta, Inc. has been selected for the 2020 CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard in the Supplier Engagement Rating by CDP, an international non-profit organisation running the world’s most comprehensive environmental reporting and disclosure system for its Green Supplier Activities.

The Supplier Engagement Rating evaluates companies’ commitment to tackling climate change throughout their supply chain, and excellent companies in the top 7% are selected for the Leaderboard. More than 8,000 companies worldwide were surveyed and this fiscal year, 394 companies (including 83 Japanese firms) were selected for the Leaderboard.

Konica Minolta’s Green Supplier Activities

For several years, Konica Minolta has been promoting Green Supplier Activities to provide suppliers with the expertise to reduce their environmental impact while also reducing costs.

This approach was derived from its own manufacturing sites within the Green Factory certification system. Many suppliers were already able to achieve their Green Supplier activity targets, which are equivalent to the level of the Green Factory Certification Standards.

For example, Konica Minolta employees visited suppliers’ plants to conduct energy conservation diagnoses and help suppliers implement measures, increasingly using an energy-saving diagnostic tool based on the digitalised expertise of energy-saving experts to do so. Since fiscal year 2020, these activities have been further upgraded as the DX-Green Supplier Activities.

Konica Minolta will work with many more suppliers to rapidly expand the efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and costs throughout the supply chain and to foster a system and culture that values environmental management.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

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) Ltd is headquartered in Basildon, Essex and operates out of 10 offices across the UK, employing over 750 people.

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