Eco Vision 2050
Eco Vision 2050 is Konica Minolta's long-term environmental action plan to help us contribute to a sustainable planet.
- Replace CO2 emissions the product life cycle by 80%
- Promote recycling
- Work to promote biodiversity
Konica Minolta's Green Products Certification System is an original process for evaluating and certifying products with superior environmental performance
ECO FRIENDLY PLASTICS
Konica Minolta has developed a technology that blends PET plastic with PC from water bottles to create a recycled material that can be used in the outer casing of MFPs. This is the first use of recycled materials for the outer casing of MFPs in the industry. We have also started producing toner bottles made from recycled HDPE plastics from recycled milk bottles.
Konica Minolta's own Simitri toner is made with plant-based "biomass" materials. It contains smaller particles than ordinary toner which cuts toner consumption by 30+%.
IH FIXING TECHNOLOGY
Induction Heating (IH) Fixing technology only heats the roller's surface rather than the entire roller. This reduces power consumption during the fixing process and results in shorter warm-up times. In addition, this feature automatically cuts off residual fixing heat when no print jobs are taking place, further contributing to energy savings.
Konica Minolta operates its original Green Factory Certification System for the comprehensive evaluation of the environmental activities at its production sites. The system aims to reduce waste, CO2 emissions and reducing chemical substances at each production site.
Through this initiative, we also work with suppliers to help reduce their environmental impact.
Konica Minolta’s Green Marketing activities help us set environmental goals based on regional needs related to distribution, packaging, sales, and service.
Konica Minolta is a SmartWay partner agreeing to reduce emissions and fuel use in logistics activities. https://www3.epa.gov/smartway/
Konica Minolta is a member of Two Sides North America, a rapidly growing non-profit organization that promotes the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper.
Konica Minolta uses solar power to reduce environmental impact at our U.S. headquarters in Ramsey, NJ. We have installed a 967,000 kWh solar energy system consisting of 3,498 240-watt solar panels. https://solarems.net/kiosks/203
The Clean Planet Program is Konica Minolta's cost-free consumables recycling program that adds zero waste to landfill and zero incineration. All Konica Minolta consumables can be recycled and no matter your volume, there is a program to fit your needs. Learn more and order labels here.