Konica Minolta Awarded Prime Status by Oekom Research for Corporate Social Responsibility

International Recognition among World's Best Companies in Social and Environmental Performance


International Recognition among World's Best Companies in Social and Environmental Performance

Ramsey, N.J. - August 3, 2011 - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that their parent company - Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. - has been awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility (CSR) within the industry segment of computers, peripherals and office electronics.

Known as one of the world's leading rating agencies for its internationally-acclaimed researches in sustainable investment and sustainability ratings, oekom has been evaluating companies around the world through its original Corporate Rating with a comprehensive set of criteria in terms of social and environmental measures.  A company is given Prime Status if it ranks among the best companies in the same industry segment in the overall rating.

Konica Minolta regards CSR as corporate management itself and aims at pursuing and creating "new values" sought by the society.  The company's group-wide efforts, including mid- to long-term initiatives to reduce environmental impact, compliance promotion, and strengthening corporate governance, have been recognized as a leading company that promotes CSR on a global scale.

"Konica Minolta has taken a proactive approach to CSR through an enhanced corporate management system that addresses environmental issues, a compliance system that covers broad ethical standards, and ongoing communication with stakeholders," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "Our organization's Prime Status accreditation through oekom research reflects the positive evaluation of these global efforts, and exemplifies how customers can count on Konica Minolta for an ongoing commitment to socially responsible business practices."

Besides the Prime Status accreditation from oekom research, Konica Minolta was included in the FTSE4Good Global Index for the eighth consecutive time earlier this year.  Additionally, Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index by Dow Jones and Switzerland-based SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) Group as well as the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been recognized as SAM Sliver Class for two years in a row and selected in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Canada-based Corporate Knights Inc.

For additional information on Konica Minolta's global CSR and environmental efforts, please visit www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  BLI has named Konica Minolta 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner for the company's award-winning line of bizhub Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Products.  For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

Konica Minolta Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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