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  • 24 Jan 2022

Konica Minolta on Climate A List 2021

Konica Minolta has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP,

Konica Minolta has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy, for the sixth time.

CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states, and regions. Over 14,000 organizations worldwide disclosed data through CDP in 2021, including more than 13,000 companies worth over 64 percent of global market capitalization.

The Climate A List is composed of companies that have been recognized as global leaders in terms of goals set and actions taken to combat climate change and disclosure of information. Of some 12,000 companies worldwide covered by CDP’s survey, 204 companies (including 56 Japanese companies) were included on the Climate A List 2021 in recognition of their efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, mitigate climate change, and contribute to a low-carbon economy.

Konica Minolta contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. With the 17 SDGs, the United Nations have developed a global holistic strategy to overcome the current main global challenges. 

On the SDG Climate Action, in particular, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe has already taken several actions, focusing on the responsible use of energy resources. The European headquarters and its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Spain, and most locations in France are using electricity from renewable sources. With the global joining of RE100 the company is committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

Since the introduction of its Enabling Carbon Neutrality Program in 2015, the company and its customers together have offset more than 40,000 tons of unavoidable CO2 emissions.

In 2019, Konica Minolta introduced bizhub ECO, a service that includes a pre-set eco configuration of color multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and a tree sponsorship in cooperation with Treedom.

In 2020, Konica Minolta introduced AIRe Link, a remote visual support tool that has saved more than 853,000 kilometers of travel to customers (3,000 on-site customers), which means that around 104 tons of CO2 emissions have not been produced.

To shift transportation from road to rail or waterborne, Konica Minolta uses barges sailing along the Rhine River in Europe as a means of transport from the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to its base warehouse in Emmerich, Germany.

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