Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row. Konica Minolta has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for 11 consecutive years. Among all the companies in the Computer & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta has been ranked first in the social dimension for the second consecutive year, and received the second highest score in total.
Konica Minolta’s Approach towards the SDGs
1. Creating new values based on the concept of “B to B to P for P”
While Konica Minolta has been creating new values to promote B to B operation, the beneficiaries of such values are professionals working in its client companies. Konica Minolta believes that supporting workflow reforms at the places where these professionals work will help improve productivity and quality of work, and thus contribute to making the lives of end users more convenient and efficient, and eventually accelerate the evolution of society.
To promote business activities based on this concept, it is necessary to first gain an insight into challenges implicit in society and then develop strategies through the backward planning approach. The SDGs are critical to this approach. The entire Konica Minolta Group is working to become a digital company with insight into implicit challenges to create new values that will help society achieve the SDGs.
2. Developing a corporate strategy to contribute to a sustainable society
Currently, Konica Minolta is developing a sustainability strategy as part of its business plan for the next term by establishing a vision of the world and society to be realised by 2030 and beyond and then analysing how the company can achieve the vision, what actions to take, how those actions should be taken, and by when.
In developing its sustainability strategy, Konica Minolta recognises that by working for the sustainability of society, the company can also improve its own sustainability. Accordingly, Konica Minolta is committed to developing innovations that serve the dual purposes of creating new values for the global environment and society, and accelerating its business growth.
About DJSI World
The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and is provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S. It assesses corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. The index is highly recognised among global institutional investors who take a close look at ESG management and sustainability. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 318 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 33 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.