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Giving Shape to Ideas

Material Issue 5

Using Limited Resources Effectively

Background

Social and environmental issue outlook for 2030

Given the world's growing population and the growing rate of resource consumption, it is estimated that the equivalent of two earths will be needed by 2030. In order to make more effective use of limited resources, companies need not only to recover and recycle waste, but also to reduce the volume of resources wasted.
This means that drastic workflow innovations are required, such as using on-demand production and IoT technology, to reduce resource waste in the supply chain. Circular economies also need to be created by developing material technologies that facilitate recycling, while building better networks for recovering used resources.



Opportunities for Konica Minolta to create value, and risks to be minimized

Opportunities


Through Konica Minolta businesses
  • Constructing efficient supply chains for client companies using on-demand production
  • Reducing workflow and supply chain loss for corporate clients


Risks


Affecting Konica Minolta
  • Decline in competitiveness due to delayed participation in the circular economy
  • Production or shipment delays due to water-related risks and water resource depletion


Vision for 2030 and Medium-Term Sustainability Strategy 2022

Medium-Term Sustainability Strategy 2022 Vision for 2030 Related SDGs
Businesses Effective use of resources by transforming customer business processes Promote the effective use of resources at Konica Minolta, while also helping corporate clients and suppliers to achieve effective use.
Internal action Effective use of resources relating to Konica Minolta sites, suppliers, products and services

Konica Minolta's Approach

By facilitating connected workplaces, on-demand production, and imaging IoT, Konica Minolta will promote work-style and manufacturing-process reforms that help make even more effective use of customer and society resources.
In the field of commercial printing, the company is providing support for the transition to on-demand printing, thereby transforming the business model of mass production and disposal. The widespread use of Konica Minolta products for small-batch, decentralized printing can accelerate innovation in the printing supply chain while helping to conserve resources and reduce waste.
Leveraging DX technologies, Konica Minolta will also promote collaboration with even more corporate clients and business partners, taking on the challenge of broad-scale environmental impact reduction. It will promote the creation of circular models linked to business models. Examples of this include the digitization of the Green Supplier Activities that provide business partners with Konica Minolta environmental expertise, and the utilization of recycled materials to help reduce society's waste as a whole.

Businesses: Effective Use of Resources by Transforming Customer Business Processes

●Eliminating inventory and disposal in customer processes using on-demand printing and production

●Reducing customer workflow and supply chain loss utilizing materials and process technologies that use them

●Helping to solve global environmental issues by using recycling technology

Internal Action: Effective Use of Resources Relating to Konica Minolta Sites, Suppliers, Products and Services

●Reducing environmental impact and costs at Konica Minolta sites

●Reducing supplier environmental impact and costs using DX

●Creating circular models linked to business models

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