Konica Minolta's CSR Policy
Konica Minolta aims to establish itself as an innovative, constantly evolving company that is vital to society by putting into practice its management philosophy, “The Creation of New Value.” This is why the Group strives to contribute to the resolution of societal challenges by creating value that improves the quality of our world through its business endeavors. Konica Minolta’s CSR activities are guided by this management philosophy and are based on its Charter of Corporate Behavior. The Konica Minolta Group Guidance for the Charter of Corporate Behavior, which is shared globally, illustrates desirable behavior in each of the categories included in the Charter of Corporate Behavior as a basis for understanding and putting the Charter into practice. The Group Guidance articulates Konica Minolta’s commitment to acting in compliance with international social norms, such as the United Nations Global Compact, in which the company participates, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Relationship with Stakeholders
CSR Management System
At Konica Minolta, the executive officer responsible for CSR, who is appointed by the Board of Directors, carries the duties and authorities concerning the entire Group’s CSR. Directly reporting to the officer is the CSR promoting division, which sees to the implementation of CSR management for the entire Group. The division reports the progress of CSR activities to the executive officer responsible for CSR, while also reviewing measures and making proposals. Regarding matters of great importance, the Management Council meets in a timely fashion to deliberate, keeping CSR at the forefront of management decisions.
Supporting the UN Global Compact
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.
Support to the Nippon Keidanren Charter of Corporate Behavior
Konica Minolta, Inc., is a member of Nippon Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) and respects its Charter of Corporate Behavior and Implementation Guidance for Charter of Corporate Behavior (Version 6).
Identify Material CSR Themes and Setting Goals
At Konica Minolta, Inc., the CSR promoting division coordinates with relevant divisions within the Group to identify material themes and set goals for CSR activities and monitor their progress and outcomes.
By identifying material themes and setting priority goals for CSR activities, Konica Minolta aims to address issues that are most important to stakeholders by analyzing feedback obtained by communicating with them in a variety of ways. In addition, it considers international guidelines related to CSR, including the UN Global Compact and ISO 26000. Further, it summarizes and organizes risks and opportunities considered when formulating business plans in each business field.
Based on the results, the Group selects the issues that are most material to society and that have a great impact on business and identifies them as material themes and sets priority goals.
Third Party Recognition
Konica Minolta's CSR activities have received high marks from international rating organizations and other entities, as well as numerous awards.