Employment of People with Disabilities
Special Subsidiary “Konica Minolta With You, Inc.” Promotes Employment of People with Disabilities
In September 2013, Konica Minolta established the special subsidiary Konica Minolta With You, Inc. to support the independence of persons with disabilities through employment. The “With You” in the company name expresses the intention that the company is not just doing something for persons with disabilities but rather that it works with them to enhance their participation in society. Through this subsidiary, Konica Minolta is pursuing the social independence and mainstreaming of persons with disabilities.
In order for employees to feel pride and satisfaction through their work, Konica Minolta With You, Inc. enables its new hires to experience a variety of jobs during the first three years after joining the company, and helps them to create a long-term career vision with goals to achieve within five years. In this way, the company supports career development for people with disabilities, with the aim of maximizing their professional skills. Employees engage in a variety of duties including printing business cards and pamphlets, digitizing documents, data entry, and serving customers at a café and shop and on site.
In FY 2019, the company established an Engineering Group as a new initiative. It contributes to the business by cleaning Konica Minolta MFPs used by customers, performing image adjustments and other maintenance, as well as refurbishing and maintaining unit components for large digital printing machines.
At the Good Career Company Awards 2019, sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Konica Minolta With You, Inc. was recognized with an Innovation Award (Human Resources Development Bureau Director-General Award).
Printing business cards and pamphlets
Customer service at a café on site
Engineering Group members cleaning a Konica Minolta MFP
See the “Human Resources Data Summary” for the employment rate of people with disabilities.