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Sustainable Factory (Procurement and Production Initiatives)

Sustainable Factory Certification System

Initiatives in Production

Konica Minolta carries out its Green Factory activities with the aim of reducing environmental impact and costs simultaneously. In addition to the initiatives it has taken to reduce energy and conserve resources, Konica Minolta has been employing its own Excellent Green Factory certification since 2016. The certification system includes a requirement to reduce CO2 emissions from external sources by an amount equivalent to 10% of a factory’s own emissions by working in unison with suppliers, customers and communities. All of Konica Minolta’s manufacturing sites have met these certification standards.
Furthermore, in fiscal 2020, Konica Minolta started the Sustainable Factory certification system to expand the introduction of renewable energy even further and include efforts to address social issues, such as CSR procurement, in its indicators. In this way, Konica Minolta is working to contribute to the environment and help solve social issues.

Sustainable Factory Certification Standards
  Chemical plant site Assembly/high load site
Environmental Impact reduction
Environmental impact reduction standards to be achieved by Konica Minolta production sites
CO2emissions 3% reduction annually
(9% over 3 years)
2% reduction annually
(6% over 3 years)
Waste discharge 2% reduction annually
(6% over 3 years)
2% reduction annually
(6% over 3 years)
Stakeholders
Helps to solve environmental issues for the broader society (stakeholders) by using environmental technology expertise Konica Minolta acquired at its own production sites. Reduces stakeholder CO2 emissions by an amount equivalent to the actual CO2 emissions of the site.
CO2 emissions at customers, suppliers and broader society
(Amount of carbon minus contributions)
1% reduction annually
(3% over 3 years)
2% reduction annually
(6% over 3 years)
Guideline
Standards for biodiversity and other initiatives to be pursued by Konica Minolta production sites
Guideline compliance status Complying with guidelines on items such as:
  • VOC reduction
  • Biodiversity (water, soil, marine plastic, etc.)
  • CSR procurement
  • Expanding introduction of renewable energy, etc.
For sites with an environmental impact that is less than 1% of the Konica Minolta total, the target is 1% reduction annually (3% over 3 years).

Fiscal 2020 Sustainable Factory Activity Results

In fiscal 2020, Konica Minolta launched a new Sustainable Factory certification system and also held remote meetings to confirm the sites at which Excellent Green Factory standards had been met in fiscal 2019. Normally, the executive officer in charge of sustainability would visit the local factory and confirm implementation of these measures, but local visits were not possible due to the impact of COVID-19. Although in-person meetings to confirm achievement could not be held, Konica Minolta used various other ways of holding meetings to assess factories’ initiatives and guide them to the next activity. Ultimately, by using DX to establish live feeds in real time with local factories, Konica Minolta was able to hold remote meetings to confirm conditions and verify achievements.


Explanations of activities from a factory remotely.


Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. earned the Excellent Green Factory certification in December 2020

As a result of these initiatives, in fiscal 2020, CO2 emissions at the production stage were cut by 96 thousand tons, waste substances were reduced by 19 thousand tons, and cost-cutting had a total effect of 6.1 billion yen.


CO2 Emissions Reduction Effect during Production

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*The amount of reduction is calculated by subtracting the actual fiscal 2020 emissions amount from the estimated amount of emissions that would be produced if environmental conservation activities had not been implemented since fiscal 2005.


Waste Reduction Effect during Production

Waste Reduction Effect during Production
*The amount of reduction is calculated by subtracting the actual fiscal 2020 emissions amount from the estimated amount of emissions that would be produced if environmental conservation activities had not been implemented since fiscal 2005.