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

September 25, 2014 09:00 ET

Konica Minolta Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Economic, Environmental and Social Best Practices Recognized for Third Consecutive Year

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that parent company Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the third year in a row. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the sixth consecutive year.

This year Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives including innovation management and risk management. The company has also been praised for its climate strategy, environmental policy and management systems, and other environmental initiatives.

Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global sustainability indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, the indices assess corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. In the annual DJSI review of the world's 2,500 companies, 319 companies have been listed in the DJSI World and within the list, 21 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.

Corporate citizenship is positioned at the center of corporate management at Konica Minolta. Across the Group, Konica Minolta promotes social sustainability activities that are closely aligned to the core of its businesses for contribution to society, in sync with driving growth of the company on a worldwide basis. Under the brand proposition "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta is committed to remaining vital to society by driving corporate citizenship initiatives in its businesses and contributing to improving social quality. These activities are part of the company's medium-term business plan - "TRANSFORM 2016." The goal of this plan is for the company to transform its business in each and every sector it operates by thoroughly responding to the evolving needs of customers. The company is driving its quest to create value through an enhanced portfolio of products and solution services contributing to overcoming problems faced by customers and society. Reaffirming its commitment to environmental protection, the Konica Minolta Group's Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016 has established goals for fiscal year 2016 in terms of reducing environmental impact and growing corporate value.

"Konica Minolta continues to prioritize corporate citizenship initiatives and sustainability practices as a central part of our global management philosophy and we encourage our customers and partners to maintain the same best practices," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our inclusion in both the DJSI World and Asia Pacific indices again this year reflects our commitment to social and environmental considerations across our business."

Besides the DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific, Konica Minolta has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index of the U.K.-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, as well as Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG, and is among the best companies for corporate citizenship in its international industry segment. In November 2013, Konica Minolta was listed on both the Climate Performance Leadership Index and Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in CDP Japan 500.

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About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in information management focused on enterprise content, technology optimization and cloud services. Our solutions help organizations improve their speed to market, manage technology costs, and facilitate the sharing of information to increase productivity. Clients trust Konica Minolta to help them envision how they can achieve their goals and deliver innovative solutions to give shape to their ideas.  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 consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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