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Environmental Policy, Vision, and Strategy

Medium-Term Environmental Plan

Concept of the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016

Twin Objectives: Resolving Environmental Challenges and Achieving Corporate Growth

Companies that contribute value to society grow based on the profits they earn. Companies that fulfill their social responsibility to the wide range of stakeholders concerned with their business can sustain that corporate growth. This also applies to The same is true for corporate environmental activities. Based on this approach, Konica Minolta's Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 works together with its business plan. The aim is to achieve corporate growth while providing products and services that help reduce environmental impact.

“Twin Objectives: Resolving Environmental Challenges and Corporate Growth

Creating Value and Growing Together with Stakeholders

There is a limit to how much Konica Minolta can do by itself to solve environmental challenges on a global scale. However, by sharing a commitment to the global environment and collaborating with all stakeholders across the supply chain—from the suppliers from whom the Group procures parts to the customers to whom it provides products—it is possible to make a bigger contribution to environmental sustainability. In line with this idea, Konica Minolta’s environmental plan suggests that the Group and stakeholders work side-by-side to create value and grow together.

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Creating Value Together with Stakeholders

Establishing Material Environmental Issues and Goals Closely Linked with Business

The Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 addresses both the opportunities and risks related to Konica Minolta’s impact on the environment. The Plan identifies material issues by considering both environmental and business priorities.

In the process of establishing material issues, Konica Minolta gathers data and conducts an annual review using an objective assessment method. This method ensures the validity of material issues and plans as well as the effectiveness of progress monitoring.

In this way, the entire organization from executive management down makes a commitment, and highly effective environmental management is achieved by bringing business enhancement goals such as improvement of product appeal, earnings from sales and services, and cost reduction in line with environmental goals.

Materiality Analysis (Opportunities)

Materiality Analysis (Risks)

Considering the Entire Supply Chain and Product Lifecycle

Eco Vision 2050 commits Konica Minolta to reducing its environmental impact in all business processes, from product development to procurement, production, distribution, sales and service, collection, and recycling.

To that end, the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 lays out Three Green Activities—Green Products (planning and development), Green Factories (procurement and production), and Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling)—as globally material themes at each stage of business. Therefore, this environmental plan takes the entire supply chain and product lifecycle into account.

Eco Vision 2050 Green Products Green Factories Green Marketing

Konica Minolta has established specific goals for both business value and environmental value, focusing on these Three Green Activities.

Priority Goals for Fiscal 2016

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Priority Goals for Fiscal 2016

Konica Minolta has set the medium-term goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% over the product lifecycle by fiscal 2016 compared to fiscal 2005 as a milestone toward the attainment of its Eco Vision 2050.
A reduction of 168 thousand tons is needed to achieve this 40% reduction. The company has reflected this goal in the reduction targets for various important issues in the medium-term environmental plan.

CO2 Emissions Reduction Goal throughout the Entire Product Lifecycle

Note:
In February 2017, data for 2005 (procurement CO2 and sales and service CO2) has been revised and refined based on SBT initiative* criteria.
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The SBT initiative (SBTi) is an international initiative established in 2015 to attain science-based targets (SBTs) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby limit global warming to less than 2ºC compared to pre-industrial temperatures. Konica Minolta targets received approval from the SBT initiative on February 13, 2017 as science-based targets.

Konica Minolta anticipates making the following CO2 emissions reductions in each scope in order to achieve this goal.

Scopes 1 and 2 (development, production, and sales/service activities):
-8% in total emissions compared to fiscal 2005 [-11% per unit of sales]
(Energy use: -12% in total energy use compared to fiscal 2005 [-14% per unit of sales])

Scope 3 (procurement, distribution, and product use):
-50% in total emissions compared to fiscal 2005 [-52% per unit of sales]

Goals of the Medium-Term Environment Plan 2016

Medium-Term Environment Plan 2016
Material Theme Material issues Goals of the Medium-Term Environment Plan 2016
Business value Environmental value
Green Products
(planning and development)
(1) Creating and promoting the green products demanded by customers and society Sales
  • Sales of Green Products: 640 billion yen (GP sales ratio: 60%)

Cost reductions

  • Reduce cost of product materials
Preventing global warming
  • CO2 emissions reduction during product use: 59 thousand tons
  • CO2 emissions reduction during procurement: 105 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 33 thousand tons

Reducing chemical substance risks

  • Control emissions
(2) Complying with government procurement standards and environmental label requirements Sales
  • Eliminate lost sales opportunities
Environment overall
  • Reduce environmental impact by conforming with standards and label requirements
(3) Dependably complying with product-related laws and regulations Risk avoidance
  • Eliminate effect on sales
Reducing chemical substance risks
  • Reduce hazardous chemical substance risk by complying to laws and regulations
Green Factories
(procurement and production)
(1) Translating Green Factory operations into cost competitiveness Cost reductions
  • Reduce costs of energy and materials (reduce loss)
Preventing global warming
  • CO2 emissions reduction during production: 4 thousand tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 3 hundred tons

Restoring and preserving biodiversity

  • Sustainable use of water resources
(2) Upgrading recycling to resolve environmental challenges faced by society Cost reductions
  • Reduce cost of materials
Supporting a recycling-oriented society
  • Effective resource utilization: Resource cycle through expanded utilization of reusable materials
(3) Translating cooperation with suppliers into cost competitiveness Cost reductions
  • Reduce costs of energy and materials (reduce loss)
Preventing global warming
  • CO2 emissions reduction at suppliers (established in agreement with each target supplier)

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective use of resources (established in agreement with each target supplier)
(4) Dependably complying with production-related laws and regulations Risk avoidance
  • Eliminate effect on production
Environment overall
  • Reduce environmental impact by complying with laws and regulations
Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling) (1) Resolving customers’ environmental challenges Sales
  • Acquire sales opportunities
Environment overall
  • Reduce environmental impact on customer side
(2) Optimizing the supply chain and linking environmental initiatives Cost reductions
  • Reduce cost of distribution and packaging
Preventing global warming
  • CO2 emissions reduction during distribution: 3 hundred tons

Supporting a recycling-oriented society

  • Effective resource utilization: 4.5 hundred tons
(3) Undertaking product 3R initiatives Risk avoidance
  • Reinforce 3R initiatives
Supporting a recycling-oriented society
  • Use resources effectively through product 3R initiatives

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