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Toward the Realization of a World Where No One is Left Behind

Endorsement of the United Nations Global Compact

In December 2008, Konica Minolta signed the United Nations Global Compact and became a member of the Global Compact Japan Network. The Global Compact identifies ten universal principles in the four areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption, and requires companies around the world to continue their efforts to realize these principles.

Response to Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Konica Minolta believes that accurately assessing the risks and opportunities related to climate in its business operations and actively disclosing information to investors and a wide range of other stakeholders is essential for a company capable of sustainable growth. In light of this, Konica Minolta agreed to support the final report “Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures” of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the G20 Financial Stability Board (FSB).
The Group discloses its climate change initiatives using the TCFD framework, and regularly holds dialogues with investors and other stakeholders at TCFD Consortium Roundtables conducted by the TCFD Consortium, of which the Group has been an original member since its inception in 2019.

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Toward the Realization of the Paris Agreement

Participation in Japan Climate Initiative to Achieve Paris Agreement

The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) is a platform in which companies, local governments, NGOs, and other organizations participate with the aim of achieving a decarbonized society. Konica Minolta joined as an initial member when the JCI was established in July 2018. At JCI's Japan Climate Action Summit 2019, the officer responsible for environment, participated in a panel discussion, speaking as a person on the frontlines of corporate efforts to achieve a carbon-free society. He described how Konica Minolta is helping to build a decarbonized society as part of its goal of achieving “Carbon Minus” status worldwide. He explained that the Group is working with society and customers to reduce CO2 emissions for society by an amount greater than the emissions directly related to the Company’s products and operations (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions).
In 2023, Konica Minolta announced through JCI that it is calling on the Japanese government to accelerate the introduction of renewable energy and to introduce effective carbon pricing as soon as possible.

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As one of a diverse group of non-state actors, Konica Minolta promises to put itself at the forefront of global endeavors to achieve the decarbonized society sought by the Paris Agreement.

Participation in RE100, Which Aims to Run Businesses with 100% Renewable Energy

Konica Minolta joined RE100, a global leadership initiative operated by The Climate Group, an international NGO that promotes decarbonization with the aim of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Konica Minolta aims to procure 100% of the power used in its own business activities from renewable energy sources by 2050. By doing so, Konica Minolta will accelerate its efforts to achieve Eco Vision 2050 while also helping to reduce global CO2 emissions by expanding the use of renewable energy. As a medium-term step toward achievement of its long-term goal, Konica Minolta set a target of sourcing renewable energy for more than 50% of its energy use by 2030. The Group will start reviewing its power procurement contracts one by one at production sites and sales sites, starting with countries and regions where renewable energy power is relatively widespread, and switch over to renewable energy, beginning with those sites where it is possible.Going forward, Konica Minolta will continue to look for the most suitable methods for each region worldwide and will step up efforts to expand the procurement of renewable power.

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Activities Intended to Spread Renewable Electricity [RE-Users]

In June 2023, Konica Minolta announced through the Renewable Energy Institute its policy proposals regarding issues and solutions for spreading renewable electricity in Japan.

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CO2 Reduction Target Approved by the SBT Initiative

In 2017, Konica Minolta set an interim CO2 emissions reduction target to “reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 60% by 2030 from fiscal 2005 levels” by backcasting from its long-term vision.
This target was approved as a science-based target by the international SBT Initiative*, an international initiative to promote sustainable companies in conformity with the Paris Agreement.

SBT Initiative: Jointly established in 2015 by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), the United Nations Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The SBT Initiative’s aim is to promote the achievement of science-based targets (SBTs) for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, in order to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Participation in the Race to Zero Campaign

Konica Minolta is participating in the Race to Zero campaign launched on World Environment Day 2020 (June 5) by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
As a non-state actor, we seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by not later than 2050, and cut them in half by 2030.

Participating in the “Challenge Zero” Initiative of Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren)

Konica Minolta endorses Nippon Keidanren's Declaration on “Challenge Zero.”* The Group participates by sharing specific information on how it is innovating to meet ambitious goals that will contibute to a carbon-free Japan. By actively striving to develop net-zero emissions technology and generating an upward spiral of environmental protection and business growth, the Group aims to help achieve Keidanren's "Society 5.0 for SDGs" initiative, which aims to solve social issues through innovation.

Challenge Zero (Challenge Net Zero Carbon Innovation):
A new initiative launched in June 2020 by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), in collaboration with the Japanese government. It aims to proactively publicize and support innovative action taken by companies and organizations to help build the decarbonized society which is the long-term goal of the Paris Agreement (the international framework on climate change).

Achieving Net-Zero Plastic-Related CO2 Emissions in Multi-functional peripherals with Material Technologies That Use Biomass-Derived and Waste Resources

Konica Minolta aims to achieve net-zero plastic-related CO2 emissions from its Multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) by developing even more advanced technologies for recycling waste materials as high-performance materials. The use of biomass-derived materials and waste materials to create high-performance materials for MFPs and other devices generally faces an uphill climb: performance is typically lower and ensuring consistent product quality is more difficult than when using virgin materials made from petroleum. The company’s technologies make it possible to utilize biomass-derived materials instead of the petroleum-based materials typically used in MFPs and consumables such as toner. Konica Minolta is developing new types of plastics that solve these problems, leveraging its years of experience with original material and molding technologies, and combining material development, material selection and processing technology.
Practical appication of these technologies will go beyond the MFPs Konica Minolta sells. The company will also provide them via its Environmental Digital Platform, sharing them with various companies, expanding the circle of cooperation globally, and dramatically increasing the effect.

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Toward the Building of a Proper Supply Chain

Responsible Business Alliance (RBA)

Konica Minolta joined the RBA in October 2013 and has been acting as a member to strengthen its CSR procurement in the supply chain.

The RBA, which is made up of companies, including the world’s leading electronics manufacturers and their major suppliers, works to improve worker rights (human rights and working conditions), ethics, health, and safety in the supply chain.

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Responsible Minerals Initiative:RMI

Konica Minolta promotes programs on responsible mineral procurement in cooperation with external organizations.

Konica Minolta is a member of RMI, which leads global initiatives on responsible mineral procurement. RMI’s Responsible Minerals Reporting Template is adopted worldwide. RMI also operates a program that certifies which smelters or refiners are conflict-free, and it operates other activities designed to promote a responsible supply chain for mineral procurement.
In Japan, Konica Minolta participates in JEITA’s Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group. This working group promotes programs on responsible mineral procurement among IT and electronics companies in Japan.

Toward the Realization of a Circular Economy

Participation in Japan Partnership for Circular Economy (J4CE)

In April 2021, Konica Minolta joined the Japan Partnership for Circular Economy (J4CE),* which was established by the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Business Federation. Konica Minolta is pursuing open innovation that transcends corporate and industrial boundaries, and fostering social implementation of a circular economy by publicly declaring its commitment to ambitious challenges that will bring society closer to a cyclical economy.

Japan for Circular Economy (J4CE) is a platform for a decarbonized, decentralized society and circular economy established in March 2021 in a collaboration between the Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of the Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Business Federation.

Toward Biodiversity Conservation

Endorsement of the Initiative on Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren

Konica Minolta supports the Initiative on Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren, established by the Keidanren and the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation. With the aim of realizing a sustainable society, the Company is promoting efforts to address the seven items that comprise the Declaration of Biodiversity by Keidanren and Action Policy (Revised Edition).

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Participation in the Electrical and Electronics Industries’ “Carbon Neutrality Action Plan”

Konica Minolta is participating in the Carbon Neutrality Action Plan, an industry-wide effort to reduce global warming promoted by the Liaison Group of Japanese Electrical and Electronics Industries for Global Warming. As Phase 2 of the Action Plan, a challenge target was set to reduce CO2 emissions by about 46% from the fiscal 2013 level by 2030. To achieve this goal, we are working on reduction activities as a member company.

Publication of advocacy articles

Konica Minolta shares information on its cutting-edge environmental initiatives, such as its climate change response, with the world at summits and important international conferences.

Past advocacy articles

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