October 28, 2021
Konica Minolta, Inc. announced that the company has signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement for solving social challenges with Hachioji City in the western part of Tokyo.
Konica Minolta said it identified material issues that need addressing with priority, encompassing the fields of health, medicine, environment, science, research and education, and has since been promoting initiatives to achieve business growth and help solve social challenges at the same time.
By signing the Agreement with Hachioji Municipal Government, Konica Minolta hopes to contribute to solving various social and local problems likely to arise in the future by leveraging the strengths it has developed in its business, and to keep collaborating with the local government to make Hachioji a better place for all to live.
While Konica Minolta has long carried out various initiatives jointly with Hachioji City, the company expects that the agreement will further strengthen and develop the collaborative relationship.
Purpose of the agreement
Under the Agreement, Konica Minolta and Hachioji Municipal Government will collaborate to effectively use respective resources to help solve various social and local problems, revitalize the local community, and create a sustainable society.
Previous activities include Konica Minolta’s Track & Field Club jogging workshop which is organised annually in March to promote sports and interactions among citizens. The last jogging workshop was held on 27 March 2021 and attracted some 100 people of varying ages, from elementary school children to junior and senior high school students and adults, who learned the importance of doing basic exercise while enjoying physical activity.
Konica Minolta also helps to reduce the workload of teachers at municipal junior high schools in Hachioji City and revitalise local cultural activities by supporting teachers in charge of school club activities. As an example, Konica Minolta’s engineer visited a PC club of a municipal junior high school and taught programming to club members.
Konica Minolta installed its HitomeQ Care Support system in a private nursing home in Hachioji City on a pilot basis to help streamline the nursing care workflow and reduce the workload of care staff using IoT. The system proved to be effective and was officially adopted by the nursing home.
Konica Minolta signed an agreement with Hachioji Municipal Government to provide well water on the company’s premises to citizens for domestic use in case of an earthquake or other disaster, upon request by the municipal government.
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