Konica Minolta Holdings Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for Third Consecutive Year
Recognized for Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
Recognized for Economic, Environmental and Social Performance.
Ramsey, N.J. - September 16, 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 announces that its parent company - Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. - has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the third consecutive year in recognition of its economic, environmental and social performance.
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first global sustainability indexes tracking the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Provided by Dow Jones and SAM Group, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, the indexes assess corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. The Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index premiered in January 2009 to assess companies in Asia and Oceania regions. This year, 342 companies have been listed in the index, and once again, the list included Konica Minolta Holdings.
Konica Minolta regards corporate social responsibility (CSR) as corporate management itself and globally promotes social sustainability activities in every way. Among a broad range of such activities, prevention of global warming and other environmental activities carries important weight. Konica Minolta has been running its own environmental initiatives such as the Green Factory Certification System, that comprehensively evaluates the environmental impacts of the production sites across the world, and the Green Products Certification System, a new system that promotes creation of environmentally sound products throughout every phase of the life cycle from development to manufacturing and further to use of the products. Taking advantage of its own core technologies, Konica Minolta has also been striving to create new values to meet social expectations and actively focusing on two fields: Environment and Energy; and Health, Security and Safety.
"Konica Minolta continues to find new ways to contribute to sustainable progress in all sectors of our business and our inclusion on the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index reflects this commitment," said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "As we continue to innovate and advance our sustainable management practices, we aim to ensure that customers can count on Konica Minolta for all their document management needs, as well as support for environmental initiatives worldwide."
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 Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Konica Minolta Contact
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
# # # # #
Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.