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Konica Minolta named sustainability leader

October 8, 2018

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) seven years in a row.

The OEM was again named Industry Leader on the DJSI World following last year with the highest total score earned in the three dimensions of economic, environmental and social.

Konica Minolta has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for 10 consecutive years.

Among all the companies in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta has been ranked first in the environmental dimension for five consecutive years and in the social dimension for the first time, and received the highest score in total, which earned the company the prestigious title of Industry Leader for the second consecutive year.

In the economic dimension, Konica Minolta was also given the highest scores in its sector in the categories of Materiality, Risk & Crisis Management, Customer Relationship Management, Tax Strategy, Innovation Management, and Privacy Protection out of 10 categories.

Konica Minolta has identified the following six issues of materiality that need to be given priority in its CSR activities.

  • Environment
  • Social innovation
  • Customer satisfaction and product safety
  • Responsible supply chain
  • Human capital
  • Diversity

Konica Minolta says the company is determined to promote group-wide efforts globally to address these issues of materiality with the aim of helping to solve global environmental issues, improving quality of life and eventually achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.

The efforts of one company can make only a limited contribution to solving global environmental issues, says Konica Minolta. Accordingly, Konica Minolta has been working together with its stakeholders, including business partners, customers and local communities, to reduce CO2 emissions from external sources and achieve the Carbon Minus status by sharing its technologies and know-how.

Konica Minolta states its belief that innovating the workflows of office, healthcare and other industrial workers will help solve various social issues. Thus the company explains that it is shifting its focus to a solution business that can contribute to solving social issues, by actively combining the latest digital technologies such as IoT, AI and robotics with its proprietary core technologies.

Specifically, Konica Minolta says it hopes to better cater to the needs of the aging society for nursing care by offering services to reduce the workload of nursing care staff.

With the full-fledged entry into precision medicine in fiscal 2017, Konica Minolta also aims to contribute to reducing medical costs to society by supporting pharmaceutical companies in drug discovery and enhancing the effectiveness of diagnostic services for individual patients.

 

 

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : CSR Dow Jones Konica Minolta Sustainability

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