BMWX installed a solar power generation system, covering an area of 25,000 m2 and with a generating capacity of 1.7 MW, on January 1, 2020, enabling the company to procure approx. 16%*1 of its electricity requirement from solar power.
Starting from January 1, 2020, BMWX shifted to green power certified*2 sources to meet the rest of its electricity needs, thus procuring 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.
*1: Estimation based on the electricity consumed from January to December 2019
*2: International Renewable Energy Certificate that is applicable in China
For Konica Minolta, BMWX is the second production site to achieve the goal of procuring 100% of its electricity from renewable sources, following another MFP production site in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd., which achieved this goal in January 2019.
In January 2019, Konica Minolta joined RE100, a global leadership initiative bringing together companies committed to sourcing 100% renewable power for their business operations, and has since been striving to achieve this goal by 2050.
Konica Minolta will step up efforts to accelerate the shift to renewable energy at other production sites by developing optimal measures to acquire electricity from renewable sources at its bases around the world in line with local conditions.