Konica Minolta Named Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, announced parent company - Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. - has been listed among "2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World", a global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.
Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, in cooperation with its partners has announced the annual Global 100 list since 2005. Focusing on sustainability of corporations, the Global 100 analyzes a number of companies and their activities on a global scale based on environmental, social, governance and financial data. After multiple layers of a strict review process, the Global 100 were selected from among approximately 3,500 companies around the globe.
Toby Heaps, editor-in-chief of Corporate Knights Magazine, said, "The Global 100 are charting out a new prosperity agenda reconciling the megatrend of sustainability with the mega-institution of the corporation. The kicker: sustainability can be a market-beating strategy, as the Global 100's substantial outperformance demonstrates."
Konica Minolta regards corporate social responsibility (CSR) as corporate management itself and globally promotes social sustainability activities in every way. For a recent example, Konica Minolta initiated its own "Green Factory Certification System" to assess comprehensive environmental consideration at production sites in January 2010. As many as five business units have already achieved their targets in CO2 emissions reduction in January 2011, when those targets are meant to be achieved by the end of March 2012.
"Konica Minolta believes that the listing on the Global 100 reflects its group-wide commitment toward social and environmental consideration," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta will continue to impress upon its global customers, stakeholders, business partners, and employees that they can count on Konica Minolta to create new businesses that support global environment initiatives, and contribute to the sustainable development of human society.