Caring for the environment is central to our philosophy

We’re a forward-looking company that creates business value. But we believe we have a duty to make a positive contribution to earth and society while we do so. That’s why we’re determined to build a more sustainable world for current and future generations to enjoy.

We’re reducing our environmental impact in all our business processes – from product development to procurement, production, distribution, sales and service, collection and recycling. But our drive for sustainability goes far beyond our own company boundaries.

We’re determined to help you meet the demands of your customers by offering a wide range of eco-friendly products and designing our value chain to further reduce CO2 emissions and save resources. This is part of our long-term environmental vision: Eco Vision 2050.

Eco Vision 2050

Our long-term goals look all the way to the year 2050, and focus on:

Enabling Carbon Neutrality programme

We give our customers the opportunity to minimise their impact on the environment and help prevent global warming, through carbon-neutral printing.

The programme allows you to print with your Konica Minolta systems as usual, while the total emissions over the lifetime of each device are calculated and offset through certified carbon offset projects.

Brochure: Enabling Carbon Neutrality (1.8MB)

Facts & figures: Green credentials (3.0MB)

Upping the ratio of recycled materials

It wasn’t easy, but through extensive research and development, we’ve managed to raise the ratio of recycled materials in the outer casings of some of our MFPs to 88%.

Reducing CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle by 80% by 2050, compared to fiscal 2005 levels.

Working on restoration and preservation of biodiversity.

Promoting recycling and effective use of the earth’s limited resources.

Our recent awards

2018

RobecoSAM Gold Class 2018 commendation for Corporate Sustainability. The only company to receive Gold classification in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry.

2017

Gold rating in the global ecoVadis sustainability evaluation for the 2nd year in a row. We were among the top 1% for sustainability performance and top 3% in the ‘Manufacturers of Computers and Peripheral Equipment’ category.

Named industry leader in the ‘Technology Hardware and Equipment’ category in the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 6th year in a row in recognition of our economic, environmental and social performance.

Global leadership position on the A List of The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2017 (CPLI) for our commitment, actions and strategies in response to climate change.

A long history of sustainability

In 1992, we were the first company in the world to receive the German Blue Angel mark in the field of copying. Now, all our office products have the mark to prove they are environmentally friendly.

Our work in the community

Bike2Work

The Bike2Work project has inspired many of our employees to cycle to work over summer. Not only is this better for the environment but it’s also creating a much healthier workforce. In 2017, we jointly covered more than 28,600 kilometres on bike and helped to save more than 5,000 kg of CO2 emissions by leaving our cars at home.

Carbon Neutrality Initiative

Our headquarters in Langenhagen, Germany, is climate neutral and its Netherlands subsidiary offsets emissions through a ‘Trees for All’ project. Meanwhile, our Belgium subsidiary is busy making its own solar power.

We’re also committed to offsetting our unavoidable carbon emissions through a range of initiatives and supporting certified climate protection projects around the world, including Clean Drinking Water in Kenya.

Le Marathon Vert

We’ve been the main sponsor of Marathon Vert (Green Marathon) in France since 2013. In 2011, the spectacular event adopted the motto ‘Courez pour la planète’ (run for the planet). That’s because, for every kilometre run, one tree in Ethiopia is planted. In 2017, the event helped over 110,000 trees to be planted in Ethiopia.

What we do

We simplify work life by challenging the present and creating remarkable yet sustainable solutions. By choosing us, you choose a long-term partnership based on state-of-the-art technology and innovative consulting services.

 

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