April 24, 2020
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. announced a new alliance with the Arbor Day Foundation in an effort to revitalise US national forests.
In partnership with the US Forest Service and other local planting partners, 10,000 trees will be planted in forests affected by wildfires or other natural disasters. The initiative will have significant impact over the next 40 years, sequestering 1,617 metric tons of net carbon dioxide, intercepting 11,100,000 gallons of rainfall and removing 207 tons of air pollution.
“As a global corporation committed to our planet, we are honoured to participate in a programme that will have such an important environmental impact on our world,” said Kay Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta. “The Arbor Day Foundation’s commitment to embracing sustainable practices and solutions aligns with Konica Minolta’s global 2050 vision, further fulfilling our mission to create value for society while contributing to a sustainable future.”
“We are excited to work with Konica Minolta to plant trees in forests desperately needing replanting. Forests clean our air and water, mitigate climate change, and house critical wildlife, but these resources are at risk due to wildfires and other natural disasters,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Thanks to the support of partners like Konica Minolta, we can begin to regenerate life back to these areas.”
For decades, Konica Minolta has been committed to sustainability across its global operations. Its environmental action plan, Eco Vision 2050, sets ambitious goals, including reducing CO2 emissions by 80%(compared to 2005 levels), promoting recycling and biodiversity and shifting to 100% renewable energy sources globally by 2050.
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