With the Gold rating, Konica Minolta Inc. has received the highest distinction possible in the global ecoVadis sustainability evaluation. Its extraordinarily high rating reflects Konica Minolta’s continuous dedication to sustainability and social responsibility. It is an encouraging external acknowledgement for the company on its path toreducing CO2 emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 80% until 2050, compared to the fiscal year 2005 level.
Since companies are becoming increasingly aware of their global responsibility, in today’s business world, being able to prove your environmental friendliness and responsible business behaviour is becoming an even greater asset. Companies do not only take their own sustainability into account, but also take their partners along the supply chain into consideration. The relevance of social responsibility and environmental friendliness in procurement and supplier selection is therefore increasing. Hence, ratings like the ecoVadis sustainability report for suppliers are becoming an important and reliable tool for companies to integrate into their supplier selection process.
Konica Minolta among the top one per cent of sustainable companies
With the latest ecoVadis rating, Konica Minolta underlines the company’s role as an outstanding global player in CSR and sustainability. This is the second consecutive Gold rating for Konica Minolta. The results place the company in the top one per cent for sustainability performance and the top three per cent of suppliers in the category of computers and peripheral equipment manufacture. Konica Minolta performed particularly well in the fields of Sustainable Procurement, Labour Practices and Environment.
About the ecoVadis sustainability report
As a supplier of sustainability and CSR evaluations, ecoVadis rates companies and organisations in these fields on a global scale. The companies, which manage to achieve the highest ratings in this measurement process – including Konica Minolta – are awarded the Gold rating. The rating procedure is based on scorecards for each participating company, which cover 21 CSR indicators, 150 commodities and 110 countries. This evaluation environment is built on the Global Reporting Initiative, the United Nations Global Compact and the ISO 26000, which takes the categories environment, social, ethics and supply chain into account.