Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in Technology and IT Services, today announced that it has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy, for the fourth time, including the most recent in 2016 and 2017.
The Climate A List
The Climate A List comprises of companies that have been recognized as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change. Of the more than 6,200 companies around the world that were surveyed by CDP, 112 companies, including 13 Japanese companies, were selected for the Climate A List this year.
Konica Minolta considers that its inclusion on the Climate A List for the second consecutive year reflects continued high recognition of its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process.
Long-term Environmental Vision
Last year, Konica Minolta expanded the scope of its Eco Vision 2050, a long-term environmental vision launched in 2009, by adding the “Carbon Minus” concept as a more ambitious goal. While Konica Minolta has been working to achieve an 80% reduction of CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 2050 from the level of fiscal 2005, the company has also taken on a new commitment to involving its stakeholders, including suppliers, customers and communities, in its environmental efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by more than the amount of CO2 emissions from its corporate activities. Currently, Konica Minolta is steadily implementing environmental measures worldwide, including sharing a variety of environmental technologies and know-how it has developed over the years with its suppliers and customers and working jointly to reduce CO2throughout society.
Last fiscal year, Konica Minolta, by backcasting from Eco Vision 2050, set an interim goal of achieving a 60% reduction of CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 2030 from fiscal 2005. This goal was recognized as a science-based target by an international initiative, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
We congratulate Konica Minolta on this recognition for its worldwide efforts in addressing the issue of climate change. Those efforts are shared by other leading technology providers in our industry who have similar initiatives in place.
As background information on this recognition and CDP and SBTi, let me share the following that was included as footnotes in the Konica Minolta release:
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 803 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. www.cdp.net
The SBTi was jointly established by CDP, the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 2015 to attain science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby limit global warming to less than 2℃ compared to pre-industrial temperatures.
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