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Konica Minolta receives second Gold Class award

February 20, 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. has revealed that it has been awarded Gold Class by Switzerland-based ESG research and rating company, RobecoSAM, for two consecutive years.

Among Japanese companies, only 5 companies received this prestigious title.

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.

Furthermore, Konica Minolta is the only company in this sector that was awarded Gold Class.

The OEM states, “We believe that this result reflects the fact that Konica Minolta has been successfully addressing the six issues of materiality in its CSR activities.”

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.”

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