Material Issue 2
Supporting healthy, high-quality living
Social and environmental issue outlook for 2030
Due to population aging, the number of people suffering from diseases in developed countries is expected to grow. With a corresponding increase in the demand for medical treatment and nursing care, social security costs will also climb. In sparsely populated areas and developing countries, there are concerns that healthcare access could become difficult. In addition, the gap between supply and demand for nursing care in Japan is expected to grow to approximately 500,000 patients by 2030.* Similar issues are also anticipated in other developed countries in the near future.
* From a report released by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on April 9, 2018: Report compiled by the Study Group for Future Supply and Demand of Elderly Nursing Care Systems
Opportunities for Konica Minolta to create value
Vision for 2030 and Medium-Term Sustainability Strategy 2022
|Medium-Term Sustainability Strategy 2022||Vision for 2030||Related SDGs|
|Businesses||Improving patient quality of life while reducing expenses||Promote health and high quality of life at corporate clients, in society, and Konica Minolta. Help individuals lead fulfilling lives.|
|Internal action||Building safe and comfortable workplaces where employees feel motivated|
Konica Minolta's Approach
Konica Minolta will make the most of its proprietary genetic and dynamic testing technologies to improve healthcare access and help reduce social security costs. These technologies can help detect diseases early and reduce the risk of severe illness, thereby reducing treatment costs. In addition, the company will expand access to nursing care by providing solutions that streamline care staff workflow.
Konica Minolta possesses molecular level diagnostic technologies that can identify genes and proteins as well as dynamic diagnostic imaging technologies that can help pinpoint the cause of diseases. In addition, the company has the human resources and technical capabilities needed to visit care facilities in person to assess staff workflow and propose specific improvements. With these capabilities, Konica Minolta will contribute to improved treatment and facilitate the creation of even more effective medicines, thereby enhancing people's quality of life while helping to lower healthcare costs.
At Konica Minolta itself, the aims will be to foster employees’ engagement with their own physical and mental health and promote more advanced health management by building a health-first corporate culture.
Businesses: Improving Patient Quality of Life While Reducing Expenses
●Improving patient quality of life while reducing healthcare costs by providing high-value-added medical treatment
●Expanding care capacity by streamlining care staff workflow
Internal Action: Building Safe and Comfortable Workplaces Where Employees Feel Motivated
●Promoting health-oriented business administration