Konica Minolta Awarded Silver Class in SAM Sustainability Award
February 16, 2021
Tokyo (February 16, 2021) Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) was awarded Silver Class in SAM Sustainability Award by the U.S.-based S&P Global, the globally recognized provider of researches and ratings in ESG investment.
Konica Minolta has been included in SAM Sustainability Award for nine years in a row since 2013.
Among all the companies in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta earned the highest score in the following dimensions:
Governance & Economic Dimension：Materiality / Tax Strategy / Innovation Management / Privacy Protection
Environmental Dimension：Environmental Reporting / Environmental Policy & Management / Product Stewardship / Climate Strategy
Social Dimension：Social Reporting / Talent Attraction & Retention
Konica Minolta’s Value Creation Story
Global trends such as demographic changes, the advance of the digital revolution, increasing global multipolarization, and the occurrence of climate change and global warming all point to a world that is undergoing dramatic change. To do business from a long-term perspective while resiliently responding to these changes, Konica Minolta has formulated a long-term management vision that extends to 2030.
The company’s social purpose is to pursue building a rewarding society centered around people’s well-being and also realize a sustainable society, doing both to a high degree by satisfying our customers’ need to “see”, as they change with the times supported by its original imaging technologies. Imaging to the People is the statement encapsulating this idea and is laid out in the management vision. To make this a reality, Konica Minolta will work to achieve its five material issues and improve corporate value for the long term.
About SAM Sustainability Award
As a globally leading research and rating in ESG investment, S&P Global’s SAM Sustainability Award analyzes more than 7,000 large corporations worldwide. The corporate sustainability assessment focuses on long-term value creation in economic, environmental and social dimensions.
In 2021, 242 companies, including 22 Japanese companies, were ranked in its Gold, Silver and Bronze Classes.
Reference: Evaluation by External Parties
Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indexes and is ranked high in the ESG ratings, as shown below.
|Dow Jones Sustainability Index (USA)||World Index (DJSI World): Included in the index consecutively since 2012
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific): Included in the index consecutively since 2009
|FTSE4Good Index Series (UK)||Included in the index consecutively since 2003|
|FTSE Blossom Japan Index (UK)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (USA)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (USA)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017|
|S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (USA, Japan)||Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2018|
|S&P Global (USA)||Included in SAM Sustainability Award consecutively since 2013
(Four times as Gold and five times as Silver)
|Corporate Knights (Canada)||Ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (2011, 2019, 2020 and 2021)|
|ISS-oekom (Germany)||Maintained the highest Prime Status since 2011|
|Ethibel (Belgium)||Selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence (May 2020)|
|CDP (UK)||Included on the Climate A List (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2020)|