March 5, 2021
Konica Minolta, Inc. announced that it has won the Silver Award in the Environmentally Sustainable Company Category of the second ESG Finance Awards Japan (Minister of the Environment Award) organised by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan.
Konica Minolta said that the company believes that pursuing environmental management is the key to business management and actively integrates its management strategy with solving environmental issues and the management team shows strong commitment.
In 2009, Konica Minolta became the first company to set an ambitious goal of achieving the Carbon Minus status by 2050. The company has practiced PDCA to achieve the goal, and as a result, is likely to attain the goal before 2030. This is also highly evaluated.
The Ministry of the Environment hosts the ESG Finance Awards Japan to commend institutional investors, financial institutions, brokerage firms, and companies, which have actively worked on ESG financing or environmental and social businesses and had an impact, for their advanced initiatives and to share such accomplishments in society to spread and expand ESG financing. Award winners are commended by the Minister of the Environment.
The commendation ceremony was held online on 24 February.
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