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Environmental Management at Konica Minolta

Environmental Data

Konica Minolta measures the amount of energy and resources used in all its business activities, as well as the amount of greenhouse gases emitted and the amount of waste produced at each stage of a product's life cycle. These results are analyzed and used to facilitate concrete approaches to improvement.

Overall View of Environmental Impact

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(Fiscal 2015)
Overall View of Environmental Impact

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Indicators assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

Standards for Calculating Environmental Data

The standards for calculating the quantity of water intake and other items for which targets have been set in the medium-term environmental plan are given below.

Calculating CO2 Emissions Across the Entire Supply Chain

Konica Minolta has calculated the CO2 emissions associated with the Group’s activities across its entire supply chain, from the upstream to the downstream aspects of its operations, based generally on the standards of the GHG Protocol,* the international standard. In fiscal 2015, the calculation showed that CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain were approximately 1.42 million tons, which represents an increase of approximately 4% over fiscal 2014. In fiscal 2015, category 9 (downstream transportation and distribution) and category 10 (processing of sold products) were added to calculations.
When excluding this impact, CO2 emissions fell slightly overall compared to the previous fiscal year. Emissions from the Group’s activities ̶ including direct emissions from fuel use (Scope 1) plus indirect emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam (Scope 2) ̶ totaled approximately 0.39 million tons, or approximately 28% of all emissions. Other indirect emissions (Scope 3) associated with the Group’s activities totaled approximately 1.03 million tons, accounting for approximately 72% of all emissions.
CO2 emissions for “purchased goods and services,” accounted for 28.4% of emissions across the entire supply chain. The Group is continuing its work to reduce emissions by setting targets in cooperation with suppliers. It is providing technical assistance and making suggestions for the improvement of suppliers’ production processes in an effort to reduce material and energy use. In product development, the company is working to develop recycled plastics and design smaller and lighter products, which reduces the input of resources. In terms of the “use of sold products,” which accounts for 18.2% of emissions, the Group is working to develop features that encourage customers to save energy, in addition to reducing the power consumption of the products themselves. Konica Minolta will share information with relevant stakeholders in the future based on the results of these calculations and move forward with CO2 emissions management and reduction activities throughout the supply chain.

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GHG Protocol: Guidelines for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

(Fiscal 2015)
Overall View of CO2 Emissions Across the Entire Supply Chain of Konica Minolta

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Indicators assured by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co., Ltd.

Environmental Accounting

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