January 19, 2022
Konica Minolta, Inc. has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to realise a sustainable economy, for the sixth time.
CDP Worldwide-Japan will host an online event to commend the companies included in CDP’s Climate A List 2021 on 19 January 2022, in which Mr. Shoei Yamana, President of Konica Minolta, will deliver a speech as a representative of one of the A List companies.
The Climate A List is composed of companies that have been recognised as global leaders in terms of goals set and actions taken to combat climate change and disclosure of information. Of some 12,000 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 204 companies (including 56 Japanese companies) were included on the Climate A List this year in recognition of their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate climate change and contribute to a low-carbon economy.
Konica Minolta considers its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process and results of its response were reasons for its inclusion on the Climate A List.
With the establishment of its long-term management vision and the DX2022 medium-term business strategy, Konica Minolta has committed to achieving carbon minus status ahead of schedule, by 2030 instead of 2050.
The company said it is determined to promote on-demand production, workstyle reform and edge computing to depart from the conventional business model of mass production and mass disposal, and contribute to accelerating the shift towards a paperless society and reducing energy usage in a digital society.
By promoting digital transformation (DX), the company is speeding up its efforts to work with more companies, including customers and business partners, to reduce environmental impacts more extensively. To be specific, the company aims to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and strengthen the bottom line by digitalising its “green supplier activities” to share its environmental expertise with suppliers, and to successfully operate the Environmental Digital Platform launched in June 2020, thereby realising sustainable growth.
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