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.
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%.
Our recent awards
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.
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
Our work in the community
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.