Konica Minolta awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class Leading the Sector for Economic Dimension Including Innovation Management Langenhagen/Germany, 6 February 2014 Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability. RobecoSAM, based in Switzerland, is the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. RobecoSAM invites over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Results are analysed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value creation. Recently RobecoSAM has released its annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2014” in which 70 companies are ranked as Gold Class, 65 companies including Konica Minolta as Silver Class and 87 companies as Bronze Class. Four Japanese companies including Konica Minolta are awarded Silver Class. Globally, institutional investors have been paying close attention not only to financial indices but also to environmental and social efforts and policies in evaluating corporations’ long-term and sustainable value creation. In this year’s assessment, Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives including innovation management and risk management. The company has also been praised for its environmental policy and management systems and other environmental initiatives. Besides RobecoSAM Silver Class, Konica Minolta has been included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index by Dow Jones and RobecoSAM, FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group, and Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. In addition, the company has been named to CDP’s Japan 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index and Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. Konica Minolta has also been awarded Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, among the best companies for CSR in its worldwide industry segment. Under the communication message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta will continue efforts to become a company supported by and worthy of the trust of society by creating new values that contribute to improve quality of society and driving CSR activities through a wide range of businesses.
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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of the entire document life cycle for clients in the office and production printing business. Konica Minoltaâ€™s Optimized Print Services (OPS) concept combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and service operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, to laser printers and all-in-ones, and to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To provide optimum support to customers in the form of powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 30,600 employees around the world (as of June 2012), Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 5.0 billion in financial year 2011/12. For further information about the company, visit www.konicaminolta.eu. Product images are available at www.konicaminolta-images.eu. Terms and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
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