About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta, Inc. has been awarded with RobecoSAM Gold Class. RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is currently included in the following SRI (social responsibility investment) indexes.(as of May 13, 2013)
Konica Minolta has been included in the World Index and the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in 2012 run by Dow Jones in the U.S. and SAM in Switzerland.
Konica Minolta has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index owned by the FTSE Group in the UK.
Konica Minolta has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) within the industry segment of computers, peripherals and office electronics.
Konica Minolta has been selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence operated by the social responsibility investment promotion group Forum ETHIBEL based in Belgium.
Konica Minolta has been included in the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) operated by Morningstar Japan K.K. in Japan.
Konica Minolta's efforts in establishing objective and specific standards of independence for outside directors and its publishing written disclosure of selection criteria in order to appoint highly independent outside directors were recognized with the fiscal 2010 Corporate Activity Award from the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (February, 2011)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd. has won the prestigious Green Apple Award in recognition of its innovative environmental project, "OPS Green Audit Process," an original program that conducts a comprehensive analysis of the customer’s document workflow, including its environmental impact. The Green Apple Awards are organized by the Green Organisation, an independent, non-profit environment group dedicated to promoting environmental conservation. (November, 2011)
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. was awarded the 2009 Evergreen Award in the Technologies and Electronics category by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), an important government agency. The Evergreen Award, which was established in 1998, is given to companies that proactively engage in environmentally friendly corporate activities. The award was given in recognition of Konica Minolta’s environmental activities such as providing energy-saving products, promoting zero-waste activities, and recycling toner cartridges. (March, 2010)
Konica Minolta Opto, Inc. completed the construction of a new building at the Osakasayama Site in Osaka, Japan. It won the second annual Osaka Sustainable Building Special Award for fiscal 2008, which is awarded by the Osaka prefectural government. (April, 2008)
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. received the 1st Responsible Care Award sponsored by the Japan Chemical Industry Association and the Japan Responsible Care Council. (May 2007)
Konica Minolta received the Telework Promotion Awards presented by the Japan Telework Association. (January, 2011)
Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. and the Konica Minolta Technology Center, Inc. obtained Kurumin certification from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for efforts in helping to foster the next generation. (May 2007)
Konica Minolta's color MFPs bizhub C650/C550/C451 and bizhub C353/C253/C203 as well as the next-generation multi-unit REGIUS Unitea clinical system received Japan's Good Design Award in fiscal 2007. (October 2007)
The former CEO of Konica Minolta (China) Investment Ltd., a Chinese management company, received the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government, and he was recognized as an honorary citizen of the city. (October 2009)
Konica Minolta (China) Investment Ltd., a Chinese management company, received the 2008 China Award for Outstanding Business Credibility from the China Enterprise Confederation/China Enterprise Directors Association (CEC/CEDA). This award is given to companies that are highly regarded in Chinese society for their aspirational management philosophy and outstanding management system, as well as their reliable business activities and proactive social responsibility. (February 2009)
Konica Minolta Opto (Dalian) Co., Ltd., a production company in China, has been recognized for its contributions to the Hope Process, a program to help Chinese children attend school. It received the Dalian Hope Process Contribution Award from the Dalian Committee of Communist Youth League, Dalian Youth Development Foundation, and the Dalian Hope Process Office. (March 2008)
Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Wuxi) Co., Ltd., a production company in China, has received recognition for its efforts to develop good labor-management relations and for respecting employees. The company has been recognized as a Jiangsu Model Company with Harmonious Labor Relations by the Jiangsu Harmonized Labor Relations Tripartite Committee. It has also been named a Wuxi Leading Company with Harmonious Labor Relations by the Wuxi Leading Group for Building Companies with Harmonious Labor Relations, and has been called a Company with Reliable Labor Guarantees by the Wuxi Municipal Bureau of Labor and Social Security. (December 2007)
The CEO of Konica Minolta (China) Investment Ltd., a Chinese management company, received the Magnolia Award from the Shanghai government. (September 2007)