Konica Minolta Awarded RobecoSAM Gold Class for Two Consecutive Years

| 26 februari 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) was awarded Gold Class by RobecoSAM, which is headquartered in Switzerland and the world’s leading research and rating company in the ESG investment field, for two consecutive years. Konica Minolta is the only company in Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector that was awarded Gold Class.

Among all the companies in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta has been ranked first in the environmental dimension for five consecutive years and in the social dimension for the first time, and received the highest score in total, which earned the company the prestigious title of Industry Leader for the second consecutive year.

In the economic dimension, Konica Minolta was also given the highest scores in its sector in the categories of Materiality, Risk & Crisis Management, Customer Relationship Management, Tax Strategy, Innovation Management, and Privacy Protection out of 10 categories.

The company believes that this result reflects the fact that Konica Minolta has been successfully addressing its six issues of materiality in its CSR activities.

Those are:

  1. Environment
  2. Social innovation

  3. Customer satisfaction and product safety

  4. Responsible supply chain

  5. Human capital

  6. Diversity

Konica Minolta is determined to promote group-wide efforts globally to address these issues of materiality with the aim of helping to solve global environmental issues, improving quality of life and eventually achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030.

About RobecoSAM

RobecoSAM is the world’s leading ESGresearch and rating company headquartered in Switzerland. RobecoSAM invites more than 3,500 of the largest companies around the world to participate in its Corporate Sustainability Assessment and analyses the results in economic, environmental and social terms with a focus on long-term value creation. In 2019, 236 companies (including 20 Japanese companies) were ranked in its Gold, Silver and Bronze Classes.