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Konica Minolta Awarded “Prime” Status by Oekom Research for Corporate Social Responsibility

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Press release from the issuing company

Five Years in International Recognition among World’s Best Companies in Social and Environmental Performance

SINGAPORE - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) in its 2015 Corporate Rating as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility within the industry segment of electronic device and appliance. The company has maintained Prime Status for five years since 2011. 

Known as one of the world's leading rating agencies for its internationally-acclaimed researches in sustainable investment and sustainability ratings, oekom has been evaluating companies around the world through its original Corporate Rating with a comprehensive set of criteria in terms of social and environmental measures. A company is given Prime Status if it ranks among the best companies in the same industry segment in the overall rating.

In this assessment, Konica Minolta earned the highest evaluation for eco-efficiency. The company was also highly appraised in the following perspectives:

  • Global medium-term environmental plan and promotion of diverse initiatives with the goals of both environmental impact reduction and increase in corporate value;
  • Efforts to minimize material use, including utilization of recycled materials through its proprietary technologies;
  • Advanced implantation of chemical substance management; and
  • Stringent response to evolving environmental standards

"Corporate Social Responsibility is an integral part of our management vision. We believe in creating value and benefiting the society at large with our innovative products and solutions." said Jonathan Yeo, General Manager, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd.

Under the brand proposition "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta will continue developing innovative ideas and ability to put those ideas into practice toward creation of new values that contribute to solve issues in the global society through its business-integrated CSR activities.


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