Konica Minolta Included in FTSE4Good Global Index,
an International Standard for CSR Evaluation
June 13, 2008
Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., was selected again this year for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index, one of the most recognized indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI*).
This index is an evaluation in terms of the environment, society, and human rights of approximately 2,400 companies in 23 countries made by FTSE International Limited, which is jointly owned by the British business newspaper The Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange. Companies that meet the criteria based on this evaluation are included in the index, which is provided to SRI funds and other investors who are concerned about CSR and sustainability as a selection reference. Using this index, investors can invest in companies that meet a series of internationally recognized, socially responsible standards on protecting the environment, building good relationships with stakeholders, and working to protect universal human rights.
Currently, approximately 900 companies have been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index. Qualifying companies are selected semiannually, and the selection criteria for the index are consistently revised according to the current state of SRI and CSR, making qualification more and more difficult. Konica Minolta has been included since March 2003.
Konica Minolta has taken a proactive approach to CSR through an enhanced corporate management system that addresses environmental issues, a compliance system that covers broad ethical standards, and ongoing communication with stakeholders. The company's continued inclusion in the index reflects the very positive evaluation of these efforts.
Konica Minolta is committed to fulfilling its CSR and meeting the expectations of a wide range of stakeholders.
- SRI (Socially Responsible Investment)
The selection of investments by investors and shareholders based on criteria that include whether corporate responsibility is being fulfilled in terms of aspects such as the environment, society, and ethics in addition to financial considerations.