Konica Minolta Included in FTSE4Good Global Index for Tenth Consecutive Year
-- Decade of Efforts in Enhancing Management and Social Responsibility in Line with Ongoing Social Changes--
Tokyo (May 13, 2013) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the company has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index by FTSE Group* (FTSE) in the U.K., one of the best known indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI**) communities. This is the tenth year in a row that Konica Minolta earned the recognition.
FTSE confirms that Konica Minolta has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice.
In the most recent evaluation, Konica Minolta has been awarded with a full score in the environmental aspect, as well as high marks in the social and governance aspects. Since the management integration in 2003, Konica Minolta has stayed in the FTSE4Good Global Index through tremendous efforts across the world to continue improving its structure, systems and operations, reflecting ongoing changes in social needs and expectations. One of the latest examples is the bold reorganization Konica Minolta implemented to its management system by absorbing seven business companies and common function companies. Utilizing its management resources more strategically and flexibly in group-wide optimization perspective, Konica Minolta continues to drive its global management with corporate social responsibility (CSR) on a firm business footing. Under the Communication Message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta strives to share and solve problems of society by creating new values only the company and its innovations can deliver as global company.
Besides the FTSE4Good Global Index, Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index by Dow Jones and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded with Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, among the best companies for CSR in its worldwide industry segment.
- FTSE Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange and a world leader in the provision of global index and analytical solutions. FTSE indices are used extensively by investors worldwide for investment analysis, performance measurement and asset allocation, among others.
- SRI (Socially Responsible Investment): Investors and shareholders choose investment destination not only with financial aspects but also with corporate responsibilities in environmental, social and governance aspects.
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