Contributing to Society
Konica Minolta Basic Policy on Corporate Citizenship
As a responsible global corporate citizen, Konica Minolta makes Group-wide efforts to address social issues that it can contribute to through its businesses to be an entity that is essential to society. we are also committed to contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by continually engaging in activities that meet local challenges in the various countries where it operates.
Konica Minolta's Philosophy and Social Contribution
Konica Minolta sets its mission as "the Creation of New Value." The company exists for this very purpose: to use creative ideas to deliver tangible new value in order to resolve the challenges faced by customers and the broader society.
For companies to be sustainable in the times ahead, they will have to contribute to the resolution of social challenges while continuing to grow. In other words, they will be required to create new value for both the company and society.
Today's companies are also expected to take action to address wide-ranging social issues, such as those specified in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015.
Konica Minolta is no exception; our new Medium-Term Business Plan, SHINKA 2019, embodies strong commitment to being a digital company with insight into implicit challenges to supporting and creating new value to contribute to the evolution of business and the society.
As a citizen of the world, Konica Minolta aims to become vital to the society, not only by providing new value through business but also by solving social challenges.
Konica Minolta's Contribution Fields and Strategy
Konica Minolta has identified the six material issues that to address with priority, with the aim of ensuring that its initiatives with a balance between social issues and business objectives.
In co-relation to its business strategy, Konica Minolta also set its strategic fields of social contribution :
- Healthcare — in objective to deliver good-health and well-being to everyone, by enhancing the importance of early detection of disease, hence improvement of quality of life, Konica Minolta contributes to aging society and working female population's health through its technologies
- Environment — as a manufacturer, Konica Minolta not only works on responsible production in the scope of its value chain, but also expanding its contribution to local communities and external parties in order to reduce environmental impact at a broader scale
- Education and academics — Konica Minolta shares its expertise and competencies for greater technological development through scientific societies and conferences, including the Konica Minolta Science and Technology Foundation. Konica Minolta contributes not only through advanced technologies, but also through the education of the younger generations.
Konica Minolta believes that contributing in the above fields using its resources and expertise is part of its achievement of the SDGs and is for the greater good.
Konica Minolta cooperates in Pink Ribbon activities for the early detection of breast cancer and supports the visually impaired around the world. It also promotes sports, including the sponsorship of running classes, led by the Konica Minolta Track and Field Club across Japan.
Konica Minolta focuses on reducing its environmental impact and protecting the environment. It undertakes these endeavors by supporting charities through its business activities and capabilities.
Konica Minolta supports education in a variety of ways, including providing support for schools in China, promoting school attendance in North America, and helping the career development of women in Europe.
Konica Minolta supports areas hit by disasters in Japan and across the world.
It also supports people with disabilities through company funds.
Konica Minolta’s Social Contribution Achievement
During the fiscal year 2018 (fiscal year ended March 2019), Konica Minolta group companies collectively made financial contribution of approximately 108 million JPY, in-kind donation of 95 million JPY equivalent and manpower participation of 395 million JPY equivalent at global scale.
The financial donation can be categorized into charitable donation, commercial initiatives, community investment; 29%, 58%, 13% respectively.
(This includes monetary contributions of 53.7 million JPY to specified public-service promotion corporations and other entities by Konica Minolta domestic group companies.)