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

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

September 08, 2014 09:30 ET

Konica Minolta Publishes CSR Report 2014

Corporate Citizenship Includes Global Initiatives and Green Activities

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - September 08, 2014) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that parent company Konica Minolta, Inc. has published the CSR Report 2014, an annual report providing stakeholders with details on the company's global corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Having launched its medium-term business plan, "TRANSFORM 2016," at the start of fiscal 2014, Konica Minolta is transforming business by focusing on customer-centric ideas that create value through an enhanced offering of products, solutions and services that contribute to overcoming problems faced by customers and society.

The Report also introduces the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2016, an action plan based on Konica Minolta's long-term Eco Vision 2050 that sets specific goals for fiscal year 2016. This plan has three important themes: Green Products (planning and development); Green Factories (procurement and production) and Green Marketing (distribution, sales and service, and collection and recycling). These themes are collectively named "Three Green Activities," and each theme has established goals for fiscal year 2016 in terms of environmental and corporate value.

In addition, Konica Minolta has driven initiatives to pursue cost cutting and reduction of carbon emissions at local suppliers by working with them to improve the production process. In fiscal year 2013, these efforts resulted in a total of nearly 1,800 tons of CO2 reduction.

"Corporate citizenship initiatives are a central part of our management philosophy -- The Creation of New Value -- and we are constantly striving to realize this vision by delivering new value that helps customers and the broader society overcome the challenges they face," says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Konica Minolta looks to reduce our environmental impact as part of being committed to our customers and the world in which they live."

The Konica Minolta CSR Report 2014 or additional information on Konica Minolta's environmental efforts are available online.

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, YouTube, and Twitter.

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