Konica Minolta among ‘2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ for the third time

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Konica Minolta has again been listed among the ‘2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ (2020 Global 100) which was announced by Corporate Knights in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland. The company’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the third time and the second year in a row, following 2011 and 2019.

The evaluation was based on environmental, social and governance indicators as well as on the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco friendly products. Six Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.

The company believes that pursuing a sustainable society also leads to enhanced sustainability for companies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations provided the framework for Konica Minolta in developing its sustainability strategy. Accordingly, this strategy envisages it formulating goals and developing innovations that create new value for the environment and human society. Such innovations are driven by the development of the latest digital technologies combined with the experience the company has gained over the decades. An example of such an innovation which it has launched in Japan, are products and services designed to increase the productivity of care workers to better meet the needs of an aging society, improve health and quality of life, and support a safe and secure society.

Regarding environmental goals, Konica Minolta has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint as an overarching company objective. It aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels as well as joining RE100, and is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050. In addition, Konica Minolta in Europe has partnered with ClimatePartner since 2015 to support Gold Standard certified projects and has offset more than 19 million kilograms of CO2 so far.

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