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Konica Minolta Registered for Japan’s Whistleblowing Compliance Management System Certification

Tokyo (September 19, 2019) - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) was registered as one of the registered businesses for declaration of conformity for the whistleblowing compliance management system certification (declaration of conformity registration system) under the jurisdiction of Japanese Consumer Affairs Agency on August 9, 2019.

The whistleblowing compliance management system certification (declaration of conformity registration system) was introduced in 2019 to promote appropriate development and management of the whistleblowing system. Respective Japanese businesses evaluate their own whistleblowing systems and apply to a designated registration agency. If they are judged to conform to the certification standard,*1 they are registered as declaration of conformity registration businesses by the agency and authorized to use the WCMS*2 mark.

Registration mark under the whistleblowing compliance management system certification (declaration of conformity system) (WCMS mark)

*1Whistleblowing compliance management system certification standard based on the Guidelines for Private Enterprises Regarding the Development and Operation of Internal Reporting Systems Based on the Whistleblower Protection Act (Consumer Affairs Agency on December 9, 2016)

*2An abbreviation for “Whistleblowing Compliance Management System”

Konica Minolta has established the Konica Minolta Group Helpline as a whistleblowing system within the group and operated a consultation and reporting system for violation of laws, regulations, and internal rules. A whistleblowing system is an important part of internal control and corporate governance, which serve as the foundation to offer safe and secure products and services to customers. Konica Minolta remains committed to ensuring early detection and correction of compliance violations through appropriate management of the Konica Minolta Group Helpline to promote compliance management.