Employment of People with Disabilities
Special Subsidiary “Konica Minolta With You, Inc.” Promotes Employment of People with Disabilities
In September 2013, Konica Minolta established the special subsidiary Konica Minolta With You, Inc. to support the independence of people with disabilities through employment. The “With You” in the company name expresses the intention that the company is not just doing something for people with disabilities but rather that it works with them to enhance their participation in society. Through this subsidiary, Konica Minolta is pursuing the social independence and mainstreaming of people with disabilities.
In order for employees to feel pride and satisfaction through their work, Konica Minolta With You, Inc. enables its new employs to experience a variety of jobs during the first three years after joining the company, and helps them to create a long-term career vision with goals to achieve within five years. In this way, the company supports career development for people with disabilities, with the aim of maximizing their professional skills.
Employees with disabilities engage in work that directly contributes to the Group’s business, including printing business cards and Konica Minolta product manuals, digitizing documents, data entry, and cleaning and servicing Konica Minolta multi-function printers used by customers. They also support other Group employees by serving customers at a café and shop on site, and by collecting and distributing mail within the company and cleaning meeting rooms and reception rooms.
Employees with disabilities who work for Konica Minolta were awarded the Silver Medal for representing Tokyo in the PC data entry skills competition at the 41st National Abilympics (vocational skills contest for people with disabilities) held in December 2021.
Printing business cards and product manuals
Customer service at a café on site
Cleaning and servicing Konica Minolta multi-function printers