Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., has announced that its Japan-based headquarters, Konica Minolta, Inc., was awarded Gold Class by RobecoSAM. Headquartered in Switzerland, RobecoSam is the world’s leading research and rating company in the environmental, social and governance, (ESG), investment field. This is the second consecutive year that Konica Minolta has received this recognition and is among only five Japanese companies to achieve this title.
For the fifth consecutive year, Konica Minolta has ranked first in the environmental dimension among all companies in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector. For the first time, the company has also received the highest total score in the social dimension which has earned it the prestigious title of Industry Leader for the second consecutive year.
In the economic dimension, Konica Minolta achieved the highest scores in its sector in the categories of Materiality, Risk & Crisis Management, Customer Relationship Management, Tax Strategy, Innovation Management, and Privacy Protection. Furthermore, Konica Minolta is the only company in this sector that was awarded Gold Class.
Konica Minolta’s corporate social responsibility initiatives have helped them achieve this recognition. The company has identified the following six issues of materiality that are given priority when implementing group-wide CSR policies and programs:
- Environmental sustainability
- Social innovation
- Customer satisfaction and product safety
- Responsible supply chain
- Human capital
“We are honored to receive this recognition for the second consecutive year as it proves that we are a global leader in corporate citizenship.” said Kay Du Fernandez, senior vice president of marketing at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “Konica Minolta is determined to promote group-wide efforts to address important social issues with the aim of achieving environmental sustainability, improving quality of life and contributing to the achievement of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs).”
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