Konica Minolta’s sustainability efforts recognised

Konica Minolta Australia has again received global recognition for its commitment to sustainability.

The company has been listed among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World and also now has a global leadership position on the Climate A List by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

Konica Minolta has also been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

Konica Minolta’s inclusion on the 2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list marks the fourth time and the third year in a row the company has been featured, following 2011, 2019 and 2020. 

The Global 100 is announced annually by the Canada-based Corporate Knights at the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), known as the Davos Meeting. 

The 2021 Global 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected from among 8,080 major companies around the globe based on an evaluation of environmental, social, and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products.   

Konica Minolta has also been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation engaged in activities to help realise a sustainable economy, for the fifth time. 

The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognised as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Of more than 5,800 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, 270 companies were included on the Climate A List this year for their actions to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate change. 

With the establishment of its long-term management vision and its DX2022 medium-term business strategy, Konica Minolta said it has committed to achieving carbon minus status ahead of schedule, by 2030 instead of 2050.   

By promoting digital transformation (DX), the company said it is speeding up its efforts to work with more companies, including customers and business partners, to reduce environmental impacts more extensively.   

Konica Minolta Australia chairman and managing director Yohei Konaka said:

Konica Minolta Australia managing director Yohei Konaka

“Konica Minolta is a global leader when it comes to corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and other important causes. Being recognised for its commitment to sustainability on a global level is testament to the value that Konica Minolta is adding to the communities in which it operates”.

In addition, Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a global environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment indexes, for the ninth consecutive year.  

It has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the 12th consecutive year. 

After gaining insight into social and environmental issues expected to be critical by 2030, by examining the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and macro trends, Konica Minolta said it conducted a materiality analysis examining the intersection between social issues that must be solved and Konica Minolta’s business growth. 

This led to the identification of five new material issues for Konica Minolta to tackle including: improving fulfilment in work and corporate dynamism; supporting healthy, high-quality living; ensuring social safety and security; addressing climate change; and using limited resources effectively. 

These five material issues are linked to Konica Minolta’s business growth strategy. In alignment with the value creation process of each business unit, it said the company will implement initiatives for both business growth and sustainability to create value for customers and broader society.

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