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Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.

May 13, 2013 09:00 ET

Konica Minolta Included in FTSE4Good Global Index for Tenth Consecutive Year

Company Celebrates a Decade of Recognition From Socially Responsible Investment Index

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - May 13, 2013) -  Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. today announces that its parent company -- Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) -- has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index by the FTSE Group in the UK, one of the best known indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI) communities. This marks the tenth year in a row that Konica Minolta earned this recognition.

The FTSE4Good Global is provided by FTSE, an independent company owned by the London Stock Exchange Group. The FTSE Group confirms that Konica Minolta has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice. 

In January 2009, Konica Minolta emphasized its long-term environmental vision, "Eco Vision 2050," with the goal of reducing product carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. Other goals include: promoting recycling and effective use of the Earth's limited natural resources; and working to promote the restoration and preservation of biodiversity. Konica Minolta aims to meet these goals by maximizing efficiency and minimizing environmental impact not only in Konica Minolta's offices, but also in the offices of customers.

Besides the FTSE4Good Global Index, Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index by Dow Jones and RobecoSAM and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded with Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, one of the best companies for CSR in its worldwide industry segment.

"Konica Minolta's ongoing approach to CSR includes a strategic corporate management system that addresses environmental issues as a key initiative across all aspects of the organization," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Celebrating ten years of inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index demonstrates why customers can count on Konica Minolta for commitment to socially responsible business practices."

For additional information on Konica Minolta's global CSR and environmental efforts, please click here.

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About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for six years in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI -- and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of the company's economic, environmental and social performance. For more information, please visit and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

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