Konica Minolta Awarded RobecoSAM Gold Class for Second Consecutive Year

Company Receives Prestigious Recognition for Exemplary Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts

Ramsey, New Jersey, UNITED STATES

Ramsey, NJ, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., announced today that its Japan-based headquarters, Konica Minolta, Inc., (Konica Minolta), was awarded Gold Class by RobecoSAM. Headquartered in Switzerland, RobecoSam is the world’s leading research and rating company in the environmental, social and governance, (ESG), investment field. This is the second consecutive year that Konica Minolta has received this prestigious recognition and is among only five Japanese companies to achieve this title.

For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta has ranked first in the environmental dimension among all companies in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector. For the first time, the company has also received the highest total score in the social dimension which has earned it the prestigious title of Industry Leader for the second consecutive year.

In the economic dimension, Konica Minolta achieved the highest scores in its sector in the categories of Materiality, Risk & Crisis Management, Customer Relationship Management, Tax Strategy, Innovation Management, and Privacy Protection. Furthermore, Konica Minolta is the only company in this sector that was awarded Gold Class.

Konica Minolta’s proactive and expansive corporate social responsibility, (CSR), initiatives have helped them achieve this esteemed recognition. The company has identified the following six issues of materiality that are given priority when implementing group-wide CSR policies and programs:

  • Environmental sustainability
  • Social innovation
  • Customer satisfaction and product safety
  • Responsible supply chain
  • Human capital
  • Diversity

“We are honored to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year as it proves that we are a global leader in corporate citizenship.” said Kay Du Fernandez, senior vice president of marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Konica Minolta is determined to promote group-wide efforts to address important social issues with the aim of achieving environmental sustainability, improving quality of life and contributing to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs).”

About RobecoSAMRobecoSAM is the world’s leading ESG research and rating company headquartered in Switzerland. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,500 of the largest companies around the world to participate in its Corporate Sustainability Assessment and analyzes the results in economic, environmental and social terms with a focus on long-term value creation. In 2019, 236 companies (including 20 Japanese companies) were ranked in its Gold, Silver and Bronze Classes.

About Konica MinoltaKonica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com) with its expansive smart office product portfolio from IT Services (All Covered), ECM, Managed Print Services and industrial and commercial print solutions. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 12 consecutive years, and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2017 America's Best Employers list. The World Technology Awards recently named the company a finalist in the IT Software category. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for six consecutive years. It partners with its clients to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.



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