Press release Konica Minolta Publishes CSR Report 2013 Further projects and detailed transparency attest sincerity of sustainable goals Langenhagen/Germany, September 18, 2013 Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has published its CSR Report 2013 to inform all stakeholders about the Group´s corporate social responsibility initiatives. The CSR Report 2013 features Konica Minolta’s global activities which for instance led to a reduction of lifecycle CO2 emissions in fiscal 2012 down to 50% of what they were in fiscal 2005. It also unveils calculation of the entire carbon emissions associated with the Group´s activities across its entire supply chain. The CSR Report 2013 provides transparent insights into many areas, for example a calculation of the entire carbon emissions by the Konica Minolta Group from upstream to downstream of its operations. Based generally on the widely-used international standards of GHG Protocol, CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain in the fiscal year 2012 were approximately 1.507 million tons. Among them, emissions from the Group’s activities (Scope 1) plus indirect emissions from consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam (Scope 2) totaled approximately 453,000 tons, or about 30% of all emissions. Other indirect emissions (Scope 3) associated with the Group’s activities through the supply chain, including manufacturing of purchased goods and use of sold products, totaled approximately 1.055 million tons, accounting for about 70%. Konica Minolta has also been making progress in decreasing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle. Multifaceted programs have been put into action around the world to meet the environmental protection targets, based on Konica Minolta’s long-term environmental vision, Eco Vision 2050, and the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2015 which establishes major objectives and specific goals to be implemented by the target year of 2015. Along with the progress report of the medium-term environmental plan, CSR Report 2013 highlights development of three Green Activities that support the medium-term plan: the Green Products Certification System; the Green Factory Certification System; and the Green Marketing activities. The CSR Report 2013 not only provides a clear picture of the overall company´s situation in terms of sustainable projects and sustainability auditing, but also cites tangible, detailed examples of innovative products like the bizhub C554e series that uses recycled materials that make up nearly 40% of the outer casing. One of the 1
materials, recycled PC/PET was originally developed by evenly mixing materials from recovered one-gallon water cooler jugs and plastic drinking bottles to create a material that has the required strength and fire-retardant properties to meet safety standards and that can be mold injected. The Report furthermore features a cross-border project for Konica Minolta’s OPS (Optimized Print Services). OPS combine consulting, hardware, software implementation and workflow management to respond to the dramatically changing office needs with today’s constantly evolving business technologies. OPS leverage those changes to bring innovation to offices by streamlining printing infrastructure, reduce costs and environmental impact and enhancing security. OPS are an optimal solution for multinational corporations with global operations. In this case study, Konica Minolta shares the customers’ unique requests and challenges and delivers innovative solutions Independent auditing of this report was carried out by KPMG AZSA Sustainability Co. Ltd. with particular attention to CO2 emissions from procurement, production/research and development, distribution, sales and service, and product usage as well as energy use, waste discharged externally from manufacturing, atmospheric emissions of volatile organic compounds and water consumption. For additional information on Konica Minolta’s CSR and environmental efforts, visit http://www.konicaminolta.eu/fileadmin/content/eu/Business_Solutions/Company/CSR/CSR_R eport_2013_en.pdf
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan, forming part of its Business Technologies business area. As a leading global service provider in the field of IT- and document processes as well as digital production printing solutions the company excels in service-led business consulting, implementation and management and provides a range of world-leading printing systems and solutions. In this context, Konica Minolta’s Optimized Print Services concept (OPS) combines consultancy, hardware, software implementation, and operation in order to enhance business process efficiency and cost-effectiveness. To support customers optimally with 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’s Business Technologies business area earned net sales of over EUR 5.4 billion in financial year 2012/13.
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Published on Sep 19, 2013