Konica Minolta’s Environmental Activities
Creating Products and Solutions to Solve Environmental Issues
(Green Products Certification System)
Background and Issues
Given growing concern about environmental and social challenges such as climate change and economic disparity, people’s values are shifting from pursuing material wealth to helping to improve the quality of society. By understanding the evolving values of society and contributing solutions, Konica Minolta is able to continue to provide competitive solutions that enhance its profitability.
While working to provide solutions that help solve challenges faced by customers and society as a whole, Konica Minolta also aims to encourage the widespread adoption of these solutions by broadly promoting their value. By taking initiatives like these, which also contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta strives to help build a sustainable society, earn social confidence, and achieve sustainable growth along with the broader society as a company of choice.
As one key measure to achieve this vision, Konica Minolta has been implementing its Green Products Certification System since 2011. By defining solutions that help to resolve social and environmental issues, certifying products and services, and using this process to grow sales, the Group is helping to resolve social and environmental issues from an SDG perspective.
Key Measures and KPIs
Reduction of energy use and CO2 emissions achieved by reforming customer business processes
(Unit: thousand tons)
|Reduction of environmental impact through the use and procurement of Konica Minolta products and services*||14||13||28||25||22||25||31|
|Resources saved and recycled resources used in Konica Minolta products*||12||11||12||12||13||14||14|
|Reduction of CO2 emissions in society through Konica Minolta Products and solutions||578||579||624||644||630||720||800|
|Customer’s contribution to reducing the earth’s resources through Konica Minolta products and solutions||320||320||340||350||360||380||400|
* Cumulative reduction amount for each period from fiscal 2020 to fiscal 2022 and from fiscal 2023 to fiscal 2025. Total reduction amount for each fiscal year due to the measures implemented from the first fiscal year of each period to the relevant fiscal year.
Note: Reduction amount for each fiscal year due to the measures implemented during medium-term
Note: Both targets and results have been revised retroactively to fiscal 2020 figures due to a fiscal 2021 change in the method of calculating effects of measures.
Initiatives in Certification System
Konica Minolta has integrated its business strategy and pursuit of sustainable management, and is convinced that true value creation that helps resolve social issues is the foundation for growing its business. To this end, the company is raising the energy-saving functions of its products and helping to reduce CO2 emissions during their use by customers. It is also reforming customers’ manufacturing process and workstyles to create products and solutions that resolve social and environmental issues from the perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Under the Green Products Certification System, Konica Minolta has designated certification criteria for environmental issues for which it seeks a solution. It sets criteria for each of the business and product characteristics and assesses the products that meet these standards with a three-step ranking. This system is designed to promote the creation of products and solutions that reduce environmental impact and help to solve social issues from the perspective of the SDGs.
Products that Contribute to Material Issues
In addition to solving environmental issues, Konica Minolta is creating products and solutions that contribute to solving social issues for each of its businesses based on the five material issues identified.
In the Digital Workplace Business, the Company creates office solutions that help customers improve their workflow and create more productive time, as well as MFPs that have further advanced energy and resource-saving performance.
In the Professional Print Business, the automatic quality optimization unit IQ-501, which contributes to improved work performance at printing sites, and digital printers that improve productivity by transforming work processes from analogue to digital and contribute dramatically to energy and resource use reduction, are certified as solutions that address material issues.
In the Healthcare Business, the Company develops sustainable solutions such as genetic testing solutions and compact, lightweight digital X-ray devices that contribute to patient health and quality of life through the early detection of diseases. In the Industry Business, we consider solutions that similarly contribute to social and environmental issues such as HitomeQ Care Support, which helps to improve productivity and time saving at nursing care sites, and gas-monitoring solutions, which prevent greenhouse gas leaks and contribute to safety and security at sites.
|Digital Workplace Business||Professional Printing Business||Healthcare Business||Industry Business|
|Improving fulfillment in work and corporate dynamism||＞Office solutions||・IQ-501
|＞Nursing care solutions
＞Automatic behavior analysis
|Supporting healthy, high-quality living||＞Genetic testing technologies
・Digital X-ray system / Diagnostic ultrasound system
|Ensuring social safety and security||＞Gas monitoring solution|
|Addressing climate change||・MFPs||＞Production printers
|＞Gas monitoring solution
|Using limited resources effectively||・MFPs||＞Production printers
|・Digital X-ray system / Diagnostic ultrasound system||
・Spectrophotometer / Luminance meter
・Ultra-thin TAC films
|Sales||Total: 908.6 billion yen|
Fiscal 2022 Activity Results
Fiscal 2022 sales, including those products and services that were carried over from the Green Products Certification System implemented since fiscal 2011, and the Sustainable Solutions Certification System, which certifies products that contribute to solving social and environmental issues and was introduced in fiscal 2022, totaled 908.6 billion yen, accounting for 80% of the Group’s total sales.
In addition, improvements in the environmental performance of these products have resulted in a CO2 emissions reduction of 55.1 thousand tons and the amount of resources saved and recycled was 12.4 thousand tons.
Konica Minolta will continue to expand sustainable products and services that help to solve social and environmental issues.
Sales of Sustainable Solutions
CO2 Reductions Achieved Through Use of Konica Minolta Products
Amount of Resources Conserved and Renewable Resources Used Through Use of Konica Minolta Products