Konica Minolta Business Solutions Joins Two Sides North America
Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Ramsey, N.J., announced it has joined Two Sides North America, a non-profit organization that promotes the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Konica Minolta's vice president of strategic business development, Kay Du Fernandez, will also serve on Two Sides' Sustainability Committee.
Two Sides aims to dispel common misconceptions about paper, including the belief that using paper is always bad. In fact, paper comes from trees, which are a renewable resource if they are grown in responsibly managed forests. The continuing demand for sustainably sourced paper gives North American landowners and families a financial incentive to continue managing their lands responsibly and keep them forested rather than selling them for development or other non-forest uses.
"It's an honor to have a sustainability leader such as Konica Minolta join our organization," said Phil Riebel, president, Two Sides North America. "Their global sustainability recognitions are numerous and their engagement in Two Sides will further strengthen our reputation, our credibility, and our reach."
Fernandez also commented on the partnership: "Konica Minolta views environmental awareness as an integral part of our management philosophy. Our leaders and employees strive to uphold the highest standards of responsible citizenship. We are excited to join Two Sides in its mission to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common environmental misconceptions about paper to ensure the future of this important industry."