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Diversity

Basic Concept and Management System

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Basic Concept

Making the Most of Employee Diversity to Create New Value

One of Konica Minolta’s strengths as a global company is that employees of different national origins, races, beliefs, cultures, languages, genders, ages and expertise work together in regions all over the world. It is this diversity that leads to innovative thinking and original ideas, thus generating new value that helps provide solutions for customers and society.
This kind of value creation embodies the concept of “Inclusive and Collaborative,” one of the six values that makes up the Konica Minolta Philosophy. This value refers to the power and collaboration generated by embracing our workforce’s diverse backgrounds and ideas.
In addition to human resource diversity, Konica Minolta also recognizes the diversity of capabilities demonstrated by its diverse teams, and will keep striving to create even greater value by leveraging various differences.

Konica Minolta, Inc. prioritizes ensuring diversity and inclusion because they are the basis for achieving a model of ongoing value provision through co-creation, as the company pursues its long-term vision of “supporting people to achieve their own purpose” and “realizing a sustainable society.” Konica Minolta, Inc., not only has a very diverse workforce, but also takes a wide range of measures to establish an environment and an organizational culture where employees can exercise their own unique skills while supporting each other and performing at a high level. Recently, Konica Minolta has focused on promoting the performance of its female employees and training global leaders. Adding to the results of these efforts, further innovation is driven by the mutual invigoration that takes place when employees each perform at their full potential.

Diversity Promotion System

At Konica Minolta, the president is responsible for promoting diversity, and the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Office drives the relevant initiatives.
The office plans and implements various measures including training for employees, awareness-building activities, and internal status surveys, and it regularly reports the results of these initiatives to the president. The importance of the diversity and inclusion efforts is communicated by the president personally in and outside the company, along with the achievements.
In fiscal 2020, Konica Minolta launched its medium-term business plan, DX2022. The company aims to create high-revenue businesses and transform into a company that truly helps to solve social issues leveraging Konica Minolta’s unique style of digital transformation (DX), which delivers continuous value using the DX as a Service model. It goes without saying that innovative human resources are needed to accelerate digital transformation (DX) and achieve this business transformation. The concept of diversity and inclusion is more important than ever before, and it is critical that this be reflected in the actions of employees. Against this backdrop, in fiscal 2017, Konica Minolta, Inc. established the Corporate Diversity Office, reporting directly to the president, reflecting the president’s strong commitment to promote diversity. In April 2019, the organization’s name was changed to the Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Office reflecting Konica Minolta’s decision to be inclusive of diverse individual personalities and to bring everyone together to drive innovation.
The Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Office is working to foster an organizational culture that embraces all kinds of personalities, values everyone's individuality equally while accepting differences, and brings together employees who can independently take on challenges and self-actualize. Konica Minolta is working to foster a culture in which diverse individuals and organizations are linked via open dialogue, and where innovation is generated from both inside and outside of the organization. Konica Minolta continues to promote the active advancement of female employees, which it has been emphasizing since fiscal 2016, and is working on various initiatives in this area. Recognizing the importance of fairness in job assignment and equal-opportunity hiring, as well as the relevant issues, the company conducts fact-finding surveys and analyzes them.
The Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Office is striving to ensure a deep understanding of diversity and inclusion among employees, and since fiscal 2016, it has been working to support the success of Konica Minolta’s female employees. The office also continues to work with various departments to promote the participation of international employees and people with disabilities by creating an organizational culture that respects not only diversity in attributes, such as gender and nationality, but also diversity in values and views of life.

Diversity and Inclusion Goals for achieving our long-term vision

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