KONICA MINOLTA

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Environmental Policy, Vision, and Strategy

Medium-Term Environmental Plan

Concept of the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019

Greater Business Contribution by Helping to Solve Social Problems Based on SDGs

Under its management vision, Konica Minolta aims to be a global company that is vital to society. To realize this vision, it is necessary to identify social challenges as business opportunities and generate innovative solutions, which in turn will drive Konica Minolta’s own sustainable growth.
The Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 was launched in fiscal 2017. Under this plan, Konica Minolta will continue to pursue both business growth and environmental action, a concept initiated with the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016. With a focus on being “global” and “digital,” the plan aims to grow the business, including sales and profits, by expanding the company’s contributions to solutions for environmental and social issues with efforts to achieve the SDGs.

Solving environmental issues based on the SDGs and expanding business contribution

Creation of Shared Value with Stakeholders to Realize “Carbon Minus” Status

When working to overcome environmental challenges on a global scale, there is a limit to what can be achieved by just one company. This is why it is essential to expand the impact of environmental efforts by working with stakeholders such as suppliers, customers, and local communities.
Under its Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019, the company is working toward the Carbon Minus goal indicated in Eco Vision 2050. Focusing on being “global” and “digital,” the aim is to reduce the environmental impact of society as a whole by collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders.
For example, by creating a database of energy-saving methods used internally and sharing it with business partners, Konica Minolta can help suppliers to devise and implement their own energy-saving measures. By sharing these activities with customers and expanding the circle of cooperation globally, Konica Minolta believes that it can make a dramatic contribution to solving global environmental problems.

Vision for Expanding Activities through Digitalization

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Vision for Expanding Activities through Digitalization

Implementing Measures for Achieving Carbon Minus Worldwide

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Implementing Measures for Achieving Carbon Minus Worldwide

Identifying Material Issues from Both Risks and Opportunities

When formulating the medium-term environmental plan, Konica Minolta identified various environmental factors related to its business in terms of both risks and opportunities. Based on these findings, material issues were selected where solutions can lead to business growth. The company reviews each material issue every year to ensure the issues selected and related plans are appropriate.
Through this process, goals for reinforcing the business are matched with environmental targets. The plan then becomes a commitment for both top management and the entire organization, resulting in effective environmental management.

Materiality Analysis (Opportunities)

Materiality Analysis (Risks)

Three Green Activities Covering the Entire Product Lifecycle

With Eco Vision 2050, Konica Minolta is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product lifecycle, from planning and development, to procurement, production, distribution, sales and service, to collection and recycling.
To realize this commitment, the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 sets out three green activities: Green Products (planning and development), Green Factory (procurement and production), and Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling). By deploying these activities globally, the company is implementing an environmental plan that covers the entire product lifecycle.

Three green activities to support the Medium-Term Environmental Plan

Goals of the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 and Fiscal 2017 Plan

Green Products (planning and development)
Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 Fiscal 2017 Targets
Business value Environmental value Business value Environmental value
Creation of Sustainable Green Products (SGPs) sought by customers and society

Sales

  • Sustainable Green Products sales: 770 billion yen (sales ratio: 70%)

Cost reductions

  • Resource-saving cost reduction

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction during product usage: 17.2 thousand tons
  • CO2 emissions reduction in the procurement stage: 45.9 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 11.3 thousand tons

Reducing chemical substance risks

  • Control emissions
    + Social issue solutions based on SDGs

Sales

  • Sustainable Green Products sales: 640 billion yen (sales ratio: 65%)

Cost reductions

  • Resource-saving cost reduction

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction during product usage: 11.2 thousand tons
  • CO2 emissions reduction in the procurement stage: 36.9 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 9.3 thousand tons
Complying with government procurement standards and environmental label requirements

Sales

  • Eliminate lost sales opportunities

Environment overall

  • Reduce environmental impact through compliance with standards

Sales

  • Eliminate lost sales opportunities

Environment overall

  • Reduce environmental impact through compliance with standards
Dependably complying with product-related laws and regulations

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate effect on sales

Reducing chemical substance risks

  • Reduce hazardous chemical substance risk by conforming to laws and regulations

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate effect on sales

Reducing chemical substance risks

  • Reduce hazardous chemical substance risk by conforming to laws and regulations
Green Factory (procurement and production)
Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 Fiscal 2017 Targets
Business value Environmental value Business value Environmental value
Excellent Green Factory activities

Cost reductions

  • Energy and resource cost reduction

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction in production activities: 19 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 2.8 thousand tons

Restoring and preserving biodiversity

  • Water consumption reduction: 220 thousand m3

Cost reductions

  • Energy and resource cost reduction

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction in production activities: 17.4 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 1.9 thousand tons

Restoring and preserving biodiversity

  • Water consumption reduction: 150 thousand m3
Expansion of Green Supplier activities

Cost reductions

  • Supplier cost reductions

Sales

  • Measures and expertise database creation, and knowledge commercialization

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction at suppliers: 5 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization at suppliers: 0.25 thousand tons
    + Social issue solutions based on SDGs

Cost reductions

  • Supplier cost reductions

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction at suppliers: 3 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization at suppliers: 0.15 thousand tons
Expansion of recycled materials deployment as materials for packaging, etc.

Cost reductions

  • Material cost reductions

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: Resource recycling through expanded recycled materials utilization
    + Social issue solutions based on SDGs

Cost reductions

  • Material cost reductions

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: Resource recycling through expanded recycled materials utilization
Expanded adoption of renewable energy

Sales

  • Eliminate lost sales opportunities

Preventing global warming

  • Renewable energy ratio: 1%
    + Social issue solutions based on SDGs

Sales

  • Eliminate lost sales opportunities

Preventing global warming

  • Renewable energy ratio: 0.2%
Supply chain risk response

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate environmental impact from procurement, production, and sales

Environment overall

  • Environmental impact reduction through standards compliance

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate environmental impact from procurement, production, and sales

Environment overall

  • Environmental impact reduction through standards compliance
Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling)
Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2019 Fiscal 2017 Targets
Business value Environmental value Business value Environmental value
Strengthening relationships with customers globally

Sales

  • Acquire sales opportunities

Environment overall

  • Reduce environmental impact by customers
    + Social issue solutions based on SDGs

Sales

  • Acquire sales opportunities

Environment overall

  • Reduce environmental impact by customers
Optimizing the supply chain and linking environmental initiatives

Cost reductions

  • Reduce cost of distribution and packaging

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction in distribution: 0.3 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 0.04 thousand tons

Cost reductions

  • Reduce cost of distribution and packaging

Preventing global warming

  • CO2 emissions reduction in distribution: 0.3 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 0.005 thousand tons
Complying with laws on collection and recycling of used products

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate effect on sales

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Resource recycling through collection and recycling of used products

Risk avoidance

  • Eliminate effect on sales

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Resource recycling through collection and recycling of used products

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