Konica Minolta Reports on Green Activities
Ramsey, N.J. – November 19, 2012 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that parent company Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. has published its annual CSR Report 2012, which details the company’s global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives and progress.
Focusing on topics of social significance and high priority to Konica Minolta, the CSR Report 2012 discusses the company’s basic philosophy, specific efforts and achievements as related to CSR and encapsulates all of the Konica Minolta Group companies worldwide. With a focus on the Group’s newly introduced brand communication message, “Giving Shape to Ideas,” the CSR Report 2012 highlights solutions for challenges in the global environment and society through creative innovations. In addition to the recently released Environmental Report 2012, this report also includes information about the progress of the “Three Green Activities” that support the medium-term environmental plan.
The Three Green Activities include:
- The Green Products Certification System, which promotes the development of environmentally responsible products;
- The Green Factory Certification System, which allows for a comprehensive evaluation of environmental activities at production sites; and
- Green Marketing activities, designed to ensure that sales companies around the world make and execute environmental activity plans that are closely tied to their local areas.
“Konica Minolta considers CSR to be vital aspect of our management philosophy and our efforts to develop and deliver valuable products, solutions and services is always executed with the idea of making a contribution to societal issues in mind,” says Ned Umehara, president and CEO, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “While constantly striving to contribute to environmental sustainability through initiatives such as Project Sunway and the ongoing efforts of the Konica Minolta Colorful Tomorrow Foundation, we remain committed not only to our customers, but also the world in which they live.”