Supporting a Recycling-Oriented Society
Targets and Results for Fiscal 2012
Reducing resources used in products and using more recycled materials
Konica Minolta is working to achieve targets in each business for reducing the resources used in products and packaging material, reducing emissions from production activities, and recycling products and consumables recovered after use. All these efforts are designed to help build a more recycling-oriented society.
Konica Minolta has set three themes for reducing the use of petroleum-based resources: the amount of resources such as plastic used in products; waste generated in production; and the fuel consumption of sales and service vehicles. In the area of plastic used in products, Konica Minolta’s Business Technologies business, which is the Group’s core business, is making use of recycled materials, including recycled plastic developed in-house.
Fiscal 2012 Targets and Results (compared with fiscal 2005)
Self-assessment *** Achievement more than 100% ** Achievement more than 80% and less than 100% * Achievement less than 80%
|Objectives||Fiscal 2012 Targets||Fiscal 2012 Results||Self-assessment|
|Supporting a recycling-oriented society||Petroleum-based resource usage: +15.7% (per unit of sales)||+10.3%||***|
|Packaging materials usage: +9.7% (per unit of sales)||+6.1%||***|
|Waste discharged externally* from manufacturing: +8.1% (per unit of sales)||+3.3%||***|
|Product recycling :
• Market re-manufactured MFPs worldwide
• Investigate packaging and parts reuse
|• Creation of next-period scenarios for reconditioned copiers
• Investigation of additional packaging reduction measures
- Waste discharged externally: Volume discharged outside Konica Minolta sites, obtained by subtracting the internally recycled and reduced volumes from the total waste generated in production processes.
More information on the target areas is available at the following links: