Konica Minolta in top 100 most sustainable companies

Leading technology supplier Konica Minolta Inc has made it into the 2019 top 100 most sustainable global corporations for the second time.

The Japanese headquartered company was chosen from a field of 7,536 major global companies with the criteria for selection based on environmental, social and governance indicators and the ability to promote diversity and innovation.

The announcement marks yet another win for the company after its Australian arm took out the Human Rights Award in the business category in December 2018 for its efforts to promote human rights in its supply chain and end slavery, a cause championed by managing director Dr David Cooke.

This latest listing was announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland which was held from January 22 to 25.

It is the second time the company has made the list, with the first being in 2011, Konica Minolta said in a statement.

Either other Japanese companies also made the 2019 Global 100, Konica Minolta says.

The company has set a goal of becoming a global company that is vital to society by continuing to create new values and bring innovations to the world.

To achieve this it says it has identified six issues that need to be addressed including the environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital and diversity.

It says by promoting these initiatives it can contributor to the evolution of the business community and society at large and to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.


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