The company’s MFP production bases have achieved 100% renewable energy across all overseas sites.
Konica Minolta announced on June 20 that at its MFP manufacturing base in Malaysia, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (BMMY, located in Malacca, Malaysia), 100% of the power used is now derived from renewable energy. With this, all of the overseas MFP manufacturing bases of the Konica Minolta Group have achieved 100% renewable energy use.
BMMY, a company that manufactures Konica Minolta’s flagship MFPs, has organized its production system with the concept of “Production DX,” which combines digital manufacturing, such as information and communications technology (ICT), automation, and data science, with its operational expertise gained through various improvement activities.
In March 2023, BMMY introduced a solar power generation system (installation area 17,059 m², power generation capacity 3.4MW), covering about 20% of its electricity usage with solar power. Along with the renewable energy certificates already in place, the company has achieved 100% renewable energy.
In addition, at its MFP manufacturing bases in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd. achieved 100% renewable energy in 2019, followed by Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. in 2020.
In 2020, Konica Minolta committed to achieving its “Carbon Minus” goal set out in its long-term environmental vision, “Eco Vision 2050,” by advancing the target from 2050 to 2030. This is due to the urgent need for significant reductions in CO2 emissions, which are considered to be causing the recent intense climate changes. Konica Minolta is actively working on this.
As one of the specific measures for achieving “Carbon Minus,” Konica Minolta has been intensifying efforts to increase the procurement of power from renewable sources at its MFP manufacturing bases globally.
Konica Minolta’s Approach to “Net Zero”
As early as 2009, Konica Minolta formulated its long-term environmental vision, “Eco Vision 2050,” setting a goal to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. In January 2019, the company joined the international leadership initiative “RE100,” which aims for 100% business operation using renewable energy, and Konica Minolta has been gradually switching its power procurement for its business activities to renewable energy. The company has achieved 100% renewable energy not only at its MFP production bases but also at its toner filling factories in France and the U.S., as well as at its main sales bases in Europe.
Moreover, since fiscal year 2023, Konica Minolta has revised its goal of reducing CO2 emissions in its own product lifecycle from 80% to 100% by 2050, setting a new goal of “Net Zero by 2050.”