Human Capital: Diversity
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 and grows with them. Through this subsidiary, Konica Minolta is pursuing independence and growth as business people and mainstreaming for people with disabilities.
In order for employees to feel pride and satisfaction through their work, Konica Minolta With You, Inc. enables its new employees 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 including printing business cards and Konica Minolta product manuals, digitizing documents, and data entry, serving customers at a cafe and shop on site, collecting and distributing mail within the company, and cleaning meeting rooms and reception rooms. They also engage in operations in collaboration with Group sales companies and other companies, such as cleaning and maintenance of the MFPs used by customers and outsourcing of accounting work for other companies.
Konica Minolta With You, Inc. has evolved from a company that provides support services to Group employees to a company that makes a significant contribution to Konica Minolta’s main business, and it is advancing DEI for the entire Group by providing value to customers and accelerating employee satisfaction and growth.
In addition, Konica Minolta With You, Inc. was recognized as a Monisu Certified Company in March 2023. The Monisu Certification (a certification system for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with excellent records of employment of people with disabilities) is a system under which the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare certifies SMEs that have excellent records of promoting and stabilizing the employment of people with disabilities.
Certification Mark for SMEs with Excellent Records of Employment of People with Disabilities
Printing business cards and product manuals
Customer service at a cafe on site
Cleaning and servicing Konica Minolta multi-function printers