Policy & System
Eco Vision 2050
Long-Term Environmental Target Eco Vision 2050: Moving Forward with Carbon Minus Goals for 2030
Given the urgency of global environmental issues, global businesses have a great responsibility to help build a more sustainable society by reducing environmental impact.
With Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta exemplifies its determination to fulfill its long-term environmental responsibilities. The company is taking a series of actions to achieve “Carbon Minus” status.
In 2008, the Board of Directors approved Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta's long-term environmental vision. The vision set the challenging goal of reducing CO2 emissions from products throughout their entire lifecycle by 80% by 2050, compared to fiscal 2005 levels. In 2017, the issue of climate change was identified as an opportunity, and the company added a commitment to achieve Carbon Minus status across its business activities and deliver a net reduction in CO2 emissions for society. To meet these goals, Konica Minolta is working hard to reduce emissions reduction throughout its supply chain.
Konica Minolta engages stakeholders such as business partners, customers, and local communities in its effort to achieve Carbon Minus status, which means ensuring that CO2 emission reductions are greater than product lifecycle emissions of own products. Utilizing its own technology and expertise, Konica Minolta is working with stakeholders to reduce CO2 emissions. If a total reduction effect can be achieved that exceeds the CO2 emissions of Konica Minolta's business activities, then these efforts will help lower the CO2 emissions of society as a whole.
In 2020, Konica Minolta made an additional commitment to achieve Carbon Minus status ahead of schedule, by 2030 instead of 2050. As what Konica Minolta offers to customers evolves from products to services, the company aims not only to reduce CO2 emissions related to its products, but also to reduce CO2 emissions related to services and harness this effort to drive business growth.
Eco Vision 2050
- Reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 80% by 2050, compared to fiscal 2005 levels.
Reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 60% by 2030, compared to fiscal 2005 levels. Also, through cooperation with stakeholders, achieve CO2 emission reductions greater than product lifecycle emissions, and realize Carbon Minus status.
- Promote recycling and effective use of Earth's limited resources
- Work to promote restoration and preservation of biodiversity