Tokyo (January 25, 2021) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been listed among the “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2021 Global 100). Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the fourth time and the third year in a row, following 2011, 2019 and 2020.
The Global 100 is announced annually by the Canada-based Corporate Knights at the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), known as Davos Meeting. This year, the meeting will take place as a virtual “Davos Agenda” during the “Davos Week,” from January 25 through 29*.
*Due to Covid-19 concerns, WEF will hold the in-person special annual meeting 2021 in Singapore from May 13 through 16.
The 2021 Global 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected from among 8,080 major companies around the globe based on an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products. 5 Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.
Konica Minolta believes that pursuing a sustainable society also leads to enhanced sustainability for companies. Based on the belief, the company keeps enhancing its commitment to innovation that fosters new value creation. The aim is to realize both people-centered engagement with worksite professionals and the creation of a sustainable society, simultaneously building on the growth of the businesses.
Konica Minolta's Workplace Hub, for example, supports diverse work styles at our corporate clients while boosting productivity and creativity. Meanwhile, our bio-healthcare business is helping to deliver precision medicine. Improving quality of life for both caregivers and care recipients, our HitomeQ Care Support service is streamlining workflows for caregivers. In yet another field, our gas monitoring solution makes gas leaks visible at plants using non-contact, remote-monitoring technology, thereby preventing accidents and helping to ensure the safety and security of urban areas.
Konica Minolta has also been addressing the urgent crisis of global climate change. By not only reducing its own environmental impact, but also by providing the suppliers and customers with the environmental technologies and know-how it has acquired, Konica Minolta is advancing its Carbon Minus initiative to achieve carbon emission reduction in excess of its own emissions by 2030. In response to this initiative, not only client corporations and suppliers, but also other industry sectors have shown their support. Konica Minolta launched the Environmental Digital Platform to share environmental know-how across Japanese industries.
Konica Minolta is integrating the strengths developed in its business over the decades with the latest digital technologies to provide high value-added products and services, thereby helping to achieve the SDGs.