The Canada-based Corporate Knights have named Konica Minolta one of the 2019 Global 100 in conjunction with the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) (Davos Meeting), which took place in Davos, Switzerland from January 22 to 25.This is the second time for Konica Minolta to be included on the prestigious Global 100 list following 2011.
The 2019 Global 100 were selected from among 7,536 major companies around the globe based on an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation. 8 Japanese companies are on this global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.
Konica Minolta has set the goal of becoming a global company that is vital to society by continuing to create new values that bring innovations to the world in cooperation with stakeholders around the world. To achieve this goal, and in light of the changing social landscape and business environment, Konica Minolta has not only identified the following six material issues to be addressed with priority, but also integrates corporate social responsibility into its management focusing on these issues:
- Social innovation
- Customer satisfaction and product safety
- Responsible supply chain
- Human capital
By promoting global initiatives in line with these material issues on a group-wide basis, Konica Minolta hopes to contribute to the evolution of the business community and society at large, and to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.