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Konica Minolta Takes Lead in Environmentally Conscious Printing

Konica Minolta VP joins Two Sides North America sustainability committee

Ramsey, N.J. – August 13, 2014 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), has joined Two Sides North America, a rapidly growing non-profit organization that promotes the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. Konica Minolta’s Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Kay Du Fernandez will also serve on Two Sides’ Sustainability Committee.

Two Sides aims to dispel common misconceptions about paper, including the belief that using paper is always bad. In fact, paper comes from trees which are a renewable resource if they are grown in responsibly managed forests. The continuing demand for sustainably sourced paper gives North American landowners and families a financial incentive to continue managing their lands responsibly and keep them forested rather than selling them for development or other non-forest uses.

“It’s an honor to have a sustainability leader such as Konica Minolta join our organization,” says Phil Riebel, President, Two Sides North America. “Their global sustainability recognitions are numerous and their engagement in Two Sides will further strengthen our reputation, our credibility, and our reach.”

“Konica Minolta views environmental awareness as an integral part of our management philosophy. Our leaders and employees strive to uphold the highest standards of responsible citizenship,” says Kay Du Fernandez, Vice President, Strategic Business Development, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Inc.  “We are excited to join Two Sides in its mission to promote the responsible production and use of print and paper, and dispel common environmental misconceptions about paper to ensure the future of this important industry.”

For more information about Konica Minolta’s environmental activities, visit:

http://kmbs.konicaminolta.us/wps/portal/web/home/corporate-citizenship/environment

About Two Sides

Two Sides is an independent, non-profit organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.  Two Sides is active globally in Europe, North America, Australia, South Africa and Brazil.  Our members span the entire Graphic Communication Industry, including pulp and paper producers, paper distributors, ink and chemical manufacturers, printers, converters, direct and transactional mail, postal operators, equipment manufacturers and publishers. For more information about Two Sides North America, please contact us at 1-855-896-7433 or info@twosidesna.org. Visit the Two Sides website at www.twosidesna.org and follow Two Sides on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.  

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 seven 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.

Konica Minolta Contacts

Karen Harris
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-818-3231
kharris@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

Allison Kern
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201-934-4620
akern@kmbs.konicaminolta.us