Environmental Management at Konica Minolta
Evaluations and Commendations from Society
Konica Minolta's environmental activities have been evaluated by a variety of groups and companies.
Recognized as a Global Leader in Combating Climate Change
Konica Minolta, Inc. has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy. The Climate A List comprises companies that have been recognized as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Konica Minolta considers its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process and results of its response were reasons for its inclusion on the Climate A List. (November 2016)
Konica Minolta Ranked First on the 19th Nikkei Environmental Management Survey
Konica Minolta, Inc., was ranked first in the overall manufacturing sector on the 19th Environmental Management Survey conducted by Nikkei Inc. In the survey Konica Minolta earned the top score in Environmental Management Promotion System, as well as high scores for the rest of the components in the assessment.
Konica Minolta Given High Evaluations by International SRI Indexes for its Environmental Initiatives
Konica Minolta, Inc. has received high evaluations for its environmental initiatives from international research and ranking organizations in socially responsible investment (SRI).
In the CSR ratings given by Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, the company received a high evaluation for its environmental initiatives, including its strategy for climate change and its environment policy and management. Accordingly, it was included in the Silver Class 2016. In addition, the company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a stock index presented jointly by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices, ever since 2012 (September 2016).
In a survey conducted by the UK-based "FTSE Russell," the company received the highest evaluation for pollution countermeasures and effective utilization of resources and a high evaluation for overall environmental measures. It has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index ever since 2003 (August 2016).
In a survey conducted by Germany-based oekom research AG, the company received the highest rating for its energy and resource conservation efforts. In addition, it was applauded for its environmental initiatives such as the establishment and promotion of a medium-term environmental plan, proprietary technology for recycled materials, chemical substances management, and compliance with environmental standards. Konica Minolta was certified as “Prime,” a leader in the electronic devices and equipment industry (February 2016).
Konica Minolta wins Silver Award at the Hong Kong Green Awards
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (HK) Ltd., an information technologies sales company in Hong Kong, won a silver award at the Hong Kong Green Awards 2015 organized by the Hong Kong Green Council. The company has won silver for fourth straight years. (December 2015)