Konica Minolta has been listed among the “2020 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the third time and second consecutive year.
2020 Global 100 was announced by Canada-based Corporate Knights in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held from January 21 to 24, 2020 in Davos, Switzerland. Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list marks the third time and the second year in a row, following 2011 and 2019. The 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected from among 7,395 major companies around the globe.
The evaluation was based on environmental, social and governance indicators as well as on the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products.
According to Konica Minolta pursuing a sustainable society also leads to enhanced sustainability for companies. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations provided the framework for the company in developing its sustainability strategy. Accordingly, this strategy envisages Konica Minolta formulating goals and developing innovations that create new value for the environment and human society. An example of such an innovation which the company launched in Japan, are products and services designed to increase the productivity of care workers to better meet the needs of an aging society, improve the health and quality of life, and support a safe and secure society.
Regarding environmental goals, Konica Minolta has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint aims to reduce its emissions by 80 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 levels as well as joining RE100 and is committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable electricity for its global operations by 2050. In addition, Konica Minolta in Europe has partnered with ClimatePartner since 2015 to support Gold Standard-certified projects and has offset more than 19 million kilograms of CO2 so far.