Konica Minolta Listed Among 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World – Honored for Sixth Time and Fifth Consecutive Year
03 February 2023: Konica Minolta, Inc. has been listed among the “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2023 Global 100). The company’s inclusion on this prestigious list marks the sixth time and the fifth year in a row it has been honored, following 2011 and 2019-2022. The Global 100 is announced annually by the Canada-based Corporate Knights at the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), known as the Davos Meeting.
The 2023 Global 100 corporations that excel in sustainability were selected based on a rigorous assessment of more than 6,000 public companies with more than US $1 billion in revenues around the globe based on an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products. Four Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability, with Konica Minolta ranking the highest of the four.
“As we enter our 150th year of global business, our company remains committed to a single purpose: to innovate for the benefit of our customers and the good of society and the world,” said Kay Fernandez, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “We are proud to again be recognized for our continual efforts to be a leader in social and environmental sustainability.”
Konica Minolta’s global, long-term sustainability strategy, Eco Vision 2050, sets goals for the company to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle. Currently it is ahead of schedule and on track to reach carbon minus status by 2030 instead of 2050, as originally planned. The initiative promotes recycling, effective use of Earth’s limited resources and the restoration and preservation of biodiversity. The company helps corporate clients and suppliers to achieve effective use of resources as well by constructing efficient supply chains for client companies using on-demand production and reducing workflow and supply chain loss for corporate clients.