Basic Concept and Vision
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Background and Issues
We believe that the diversity of our talent is the source of new and innovative ideas and that we can create solutions that balance our support people to achieve their own purpose with the realization of a sustainable society as stated in our management vision.
We have been working for years to improve equity and inclusiveness for social minorities and to foster an organizational culture that enables each and every member to maximize their different strengths and to live up to their potential. Since the management integration of Konica and Minolta in 2003, we have accelerated these efforts.
In order to realize our vision and achieve sustainable growth recognized by society, Konica Minolta needs to strengthen Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion （DEI） promotion as One Global Konica Minolta Group.
We welcome, appreciate, and value what makes each employee unique and seek to nurture individual capabilities and aspirations to solve new challenges together.
Konica Minolta fosters a culture that enables individuals to thrive, stimulates creativity, problem-solving, and innovation, which in turn facilitates our collective intelligence.
Konica Minolta promotes the principle of diversity, equity, and inclusion to drive co-creation efforts based on recognizing and understanding the diversity of all stakeholders, thereby continuously creating and offering new value that contributes to the growth of our customers’ businesses. Together with our corporate clients, we strive to help build a prosperous, sustainable society where everyone can pursue their own purpose and happiness.
Based on this concept, Konica Minolta will clearly define its vision in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion, establish a promotion system, and systematically implement measures.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals for achieving our long-term vision
1. Recruitment of human resources beyond national or regional borders and self-development of employees
By taking advantage of the diverse talent in its global operations, Konica Minolta aims to put the right person in the right place and ensure diversity in all aspects, including decision-making, organization, and job category. Herewith we turn our members’ diversity, such as race/nationality, gender, disabilities, sexual identity/orientation, religion, ethnicity, capabilities, skills, and values, into power. The Company also aims to build an environment where employees can make a significant contribution and achieve self-fulfillment in their own way.
2. Foster an inclusive culture in our workplace that encourages positive challenges and healthy conflicts
To continue to create solutions for social issues, Konica Minolta aims to improve the job satisfaction of our members by respecting the diversity of everyone and accepting various values. The Company is building an organizational culture that encourages constructive discussions involving different ideas, mutual understanding and support among our members, and encourages everyone to proactively take on new challenges.
3. Share DEI best practices with business customers
By sharing best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion, Konica Minolta increases the value of its products and services and inspires the innovation, productivity, and creativity of professionals in their own workplaces. Konica Minolta endeavors to increase transparency through its communications with stakeholders and help them realize their diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
This system is overseen by the executive officer responsible for diversity enhancement, who is appointed by Konica Minolta’s global group president and CEO. Executive officers and corporate vice presidents responsible for their respective businesses and functions implement measures (vertical axis) to achieve the targets, and the DEI Offices at local companies support each geographical Group company (horizontal axis). Through these efforts, the Konica Minolta Group will work together to accelerate the progress of DEI.
Implement measures to achieve targets under the responsibility of Executive Officers and Corporate Vice Presidents
Executive Officers and Corporate Vice Presidents are responsible for realizing the vision for 2030, and will set targets and formulate measures through till the end of FY2025, in line with the characteristics of their respective businesses and functions. These actions will then be promoted as one of the management strategies of each business and function.
DEI Office of Konica Minolta, Inc. and key geographical companies will support local Group companies
The DEI Offices established at the main companies of the Konica Minolta Group will support the promotion of DEI at Group companies based on their specialized knowledge and experience in order to realize our DEI goals.