KONICA MINOLTA

About Konica Minolta

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Responsible Supply Chain

Konica Minolta’s Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management

Working to establish a sustainable society in which human rights are respected

As a global company, Konica Minolta operates in 50 countries around the world. The procurement amount of the Group is over 520 billion yen.

Procurement, by region

Konica Minolta views all of the suppliers that supply and produce materials such as raw materials and parts or provide logistics and other services as indispensable partners in its business activities.

Konica Minolta is working with suppliers to build a trusting relationship through transparent and equitable transactions in order to achieve the shared goal of providing impressive products and services in a timely manner to customers all over the world.

Konica Minolta recognizes that there are workers all over the world who are forced to work with no consideration of their rights or who have to work in deplorable circumstances, and child and foreign (migrant) workers are particularly susceptible to these negative circumstances.

Konica Minolta promotes CSR initiatives throughout its supply chain,* helping to create sustainable societies that respect all human rights. The company believes that enterprises are not only responsible for their products, but also socially responsible to improve conditions of labor (human rights), ethics, the environment, safety and health, throughout the supply chain that delivers products to customers. Konica Minolta practices CSR procurement in order to realize these improvements at its manufacturing bases, and works closely with the suppliers who supply raw materials and parts for its products.

In order to fulfill social expectations such as respect for human rights, Konica Minolta not only works at its production sites but also cooperates with manufacturing and logistics suppliers. It also believes this improves the corporate value of both Konica Minolta and its suppliers. Further, this cooperation enables the customers to purchase the company’s products with peace of mind and to know that, by doing so, they are contributing to the development of a sustainable society. Konica Minolta recognizes that CSR procurement is more than just the social responsibility of a global company; it is also convinced that improving working conditions makes employee satisfaction higher and attrition rates lower. This in turn reduces business risk and raises quality throughout the supply chain. There are plenteous reasons for the proactive approach.

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Supply chain: The series of activities involved in delivering a product or service to a customer, ranging from procurement and production to distribution and sales.


Konica Minolta’s CSR Activities in the Supply Chain

Policies on Procurement

Establishing supply chain policies and continuously pursuing improvements

In fiscal 2008, the Konica Minolta Group established the Konica Minolta Procurement Policy as a policy covering procurement activities overall in order to promote initiatives related to fair procurement. The basic stance of the policy is based on the key words, “open,” “fair,” “global,” “compliance,” and “ecology.” The policy also clarifies requests to suppliers.

Building on this policy, the Group established the Konica Minolta Code of Conduct for Suppliers based on the exact text of the EICC* Code of Conduct when Konica Minolta joined the EICC in fiscal 2013, and the Group has defined the scope and standards for supplier initiatives. In addition, in fiscal 2014, the Group established the Konica Minolta Conflict Minerals Compliance Policy, based on which it is taking steps to address conflict mineral issues. The basic contract with suppliers includes “compliance with the Konica Minolta Code of Conduct for Suppliers,” and the Group ensures that suppliers implement this Code.

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EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition): An organization promoting CSR in the supply chain for the electronics industry.

Konica Minolta Procurement Policy

The Konica Minolta Group pursues customer satisfaction by creating innovative products and services that contribute to the development of society, according to our management philosophy, “The Creation of New Value.” In procurement activities, we establish firm partnerships with our suppliers based on fairness and transparency, and aim to build a sustainable society by fulfilling social responsibilities with our suppliers.

  1. OPEN

    We will build transparent and reliable relationships with our suppliers and manage procurement in an open manner, while sharing objectives from a long-term and global perspective.

  2. FAIR

    We will carry out transactions under the principle of free competition with rational evaluation criteria, and seek mutual benefit with suppliers.

  3. GLOBAL

    We will have a global outlook and carry out procurement in the regions that best suit our operational needs.

  4. COMPLIANCE

    We will comply with all relevant laws and regulations, corporate ethics, and internal policies and regulations.

  5. ECOLOGY

    We will contribute to the international society and local communities by striving to take the lead in environmental protection, while reducing the impact of our operations on ecosystems.

Request to Suppliers

Based on strong partnerships with our suppliers, we ask our suppliers to focus on the following areas in order to increase customer satisfaction and fulfill social responsibilities.

  1. Excellent quality

    Ensuring the safety of products and services, including compliance with the safety standards of each country and region, and improving quality to meet the demands of customers

  2. Reasonable prices

    Pursuing prices with market competitiveness

  3. Response to changes in demand

    Developing a stable supply system that can respond flexibly to changes in demand

  4. Compliance with laws, regulations, and corporate ethics

    Complying with all laws and regulations of each country and region, and with corporate ethics

  5. Environmental protection

    Undertaking environmentally conscious business activities and material procurement

  6. Respect for the human rights of workers

    Respecting basic human rights, including the prohibition of child labor, forced labor, and discrimination based on ethnicity, gender, and any other grounds

  7. Health and safety

    Providing safe and clean work environments

  8. Information security

    Continuously improving information security

  9. Firm management foundation

    Building a firm management foundation to ensure a continuous and stable supply of materials

April 1, 2017
Konica Minolta, Inc.
President and CEO
Shoei Yamana

Structure for Promoting CSR Procurement

Establishing a structure for promoting CSR throughout the supply chain

Konica Minolta has established a group-wide structure for promoting CSR procurement and addressing conflict mineral issues in order to fulfill its social responsibility across the entire supply chain.

Konica Minolta’s CSR procurement promotion structure is incorporated into its environmental management system, and they are both run by an executive officer. Under this structure, Konica Minolta reviews group-wide progress related to CSR procurement and conflict mineral issues and authorizes targets and action plans.


Konica Minolta’s structure for promoting CSR procurement

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