About Konica Minolta
Viewing CSR efforts as an integral part of the Group's management, Konica Minolta strives to live up to the trust and expectations of society by actively engaging in activities that fulfill its responsibility for preserving the global environment as well as for its various stakeholders.
Konica Minolta's CSR activities are based on its Management Philosophy of “The Creation of New Value,” and upon its Charter of Corporate Behavior. The company is signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, the universally accepted principles covering human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption, and it has also joined the Global Compact Japan Network (GC-JN). Konica Minolta's commitment to respecting and complying with these and other universal principles is articulated in the Konica Minolta Group Guidance on the Charter of Corporate Behavior, which is shared globally, helping to ensure the Group's compliance with these principles.
These principles guide the Group's every effort to live up to the trust and expectations of society by fulfilling its responsibilities to all stakeholders and contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.
The president and CEO of Konica Minolta, Inc. concurrently serves as the executive officer in charge of CSR, a position that carries with it the responsibilities and authority concerning the entire Group's CSR. Directly reporting to the executive officer in charge of CSR is the CSR, Corporate Communications and Branding Division, which sees to the implementation of CSR management for the entire Group, worldwide.
The Environment and Quality Division creates Group policies, constructs systems, and manages progress related to environmental management, safety, and quality control. The Environmental Managers' Committee, the Safety and Health Managers' Committee, the Quality Assurance Managers' Committee, and the CSR Procurement Managers' Committee, each of which is chaired by the director of the Environment and Quality Division, implement fiscal year plans for environmental, safety, and quality activities, monitor progress, and investigate and exchange information regarding each Group company's problems. Each of these committees meets as a rule once each quarter.
The CSR, Corporate Communications and Branding Division coordinates with the Environment and Quality Division and other divisions such as the Legal Division and the Corporate Human Resources Division and works to promote priority measures and public disclosure of information. Every week the head of the CSR, Corporate Communications and Branding Division submits a report on the progress of CSR activities to the executive officer in charge of CSR, reviews the activities and makes proposals. The Management Council and other bodies also meet in a timely fashion to discuss matters of importance and consider CSR activities as a key management issue.
In December 2008, Konica Minolta signed the United Nations Global Compact. The Global Compact identifies ten universal principles on human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and requires companies around the world to support and abide by these principles.
The signing of this agreement reaffirms Konica Minolta's commitment to pursuing its efforts in corporate social responsibility. Guided by these ten principles, as well as its management philosophy and the Charter of Corporate Behavior, Konica Minolta aims to further advance its Group-wide efforts to help achieve the sustainable development of societies, not only by complying with relevant laws and regulations, but also promoting its CSR procurement and global environmental activities.
Konica Minolta, Inc. is a member of Nippon Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) and respects its Charter of Corporate Behavior and the Implementation Guidance for Charter of Corporate Behavior (Version 6).
Konica Minolta's CSR activities are developed with careful consideration of the role the Group must fulfill to remain essential to society and worthy of its support. Konica Minolta therefore endeavors to understand the wishes and issues important to stakeholders by communicating with them in a variety of ways. Based on these discussions, the Group selects those issues that are both vital to society and have a great impact on business and also establishes priority goals for a medium-term plan for the entire Group under categories such as the environment, product quality (customers), occupational safety (employees), and others. All business units have included these goals in their business plans in line with the Medium Term Business Plan “G Plan 2013” that started in April 2011, and are working toward them as part of their business activities.
The CSR Report outlines the specific measures being taken and the progress on the goals that are considered most important to stakeholders. The Group also makes use of ISO26000, the international standard on social responsibility that was released in November 2010, and is currently reviewing its CSR activities and working on aligning its course of action and priorities to the new standard in the medium term. A new action plan will be created after a careful analysis of specific issues.
Konica Minolta's CSR activities have received high marks from international rating organizations and other entities, as well as numerous awards.