Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT): requires that products meet criteria in eight environmental performance categories. These categories include factors such as the products' packaging, its lifecycle and the types of materials it contains.
Products included on the registry are measured against both required and optional criteria. A product must meet all of the required criteria in its category, and is rated Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on how many of the optional criteria are met.
All of Konica Minolta's MFPs on the EPEAT registry have achieved Gold or Silver status.
Blue Angle: Launched in Germany in 1978 as the world's first environmental labelling system, the Blue Angle is awarded to products and services that have a smaller environmental impact.
Since receiving the world's first Blue Angle certification in the field of copiers in January 1992, Konica Minolta has continued to receive certification for new products by clearing the certification bar each time it has been raised.
ENERGY STAR: Products that meet certain standards can be registered as ENERGY STAR devices as part do an energy saving program for office equipment. Implemented in 1995 through an agreement between the Japanese and US governments, the international program has expanded with the participation of the EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and other countries.
Konica Minolta joined the ENERGY STAR program early on, and most of our products now fulfill the ENERGY STAR requirements.
Eco Mark: The Eco Mark program is operated by the Japan Environment Association (JEA), founded in 1989.
Products displaying the Eco Mark symbol are certified as being useful for environmental preservation.
EcoLogo: is North America's most widely recognized and respected environmental certification program. Launched by the Canadian Federal Government in 1988, EcoLogo has grown to serve buyers and sellers of green products throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world.
ECO LEAF Labeling
The ECO LEAF labelling provides information on the environmental impact of a product, based on quantitative measurement of the environmental performance through the product's entire life cycle, from raw material procurement to production, sales, usage, disposal, and recycling.
Konica Minolta provides environmental impact data relating to its office equipment through the ECO LEAF.
ISO 14001 is an international standard for the environmental management of companies. Businesses are judged by their use of natural resources, handling of waste, energy consumption, and other criteria. In Japan, every Konica Minolta Group business and manufacturing site is ISO 14001 certified.
GRI/ISO26000/United Nations Global Compact Content Indices
Konica Minolta refers international guidelines including the UN Global Compact and ISO26000 for guidance on CSR activities. The CSR Report, which consists of a booklet and website pages, contains Standard Disclosures from the 4th edition of the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4)