Konica Minolta’s Product Range Reaches Highest EPEAT Certification Point Total Above Any Competitor
Company’s six imaging products have 21 optional EPEAT points which hold the highest number over any other multifunction (MFP) manufacturerRamsey, NJ – November 21, 2016 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in workplace technology is pleased to announce that it has achieved the highest optional point total of all imaging equipment manufacturers. Forty three of its bizhub™ multifunction printers (MFPs) have achieved Gold status in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) registry, a global registry for greener, and more eco-friendly electronics.
Konica Minolta now has 62 active products on the EPEAT registry and has reached the highest total of EPEAT points of any registered imaging equipment product. In addition, 24 of the 54 imaging products on the EPEAT registry with 20 optional points or higher are manufactured by Konica Minolta.
“We are committed to attaining the highest level of environmental transparency which is becoming increasingly important to our clients and end-users,” said Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Business Intelligence Services and Product Development, Konica Minolta. “This certification not only adds value to our business across the board but helps communicate our sustainability achievements.”
Konica Minolta's equipment uses 100 percent recycled paper in addition to power management functions and service. The Clean Planet Program is the company's cost-free consumables recycling program that adds zero waste to landfill and zero incineration.
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.
EPEAT helps companies, governments, and consumers easily identify and purchase greener devices for improved environmental benefits by providing environmental ratings on electronics. Products may achieve higher ratings by meeting up to 26 additional optional criteria. The number of optional criteria met determines a product’s rating of Bronze, Silver or Gold. To achieve Gold status, a product must meet the requirements of Bronze and Silver status by meeting at least 75 percent of optional criteria.
About Konica Minolta:
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future™ (www.reshapework.com). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services, and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Our All Covered IT Services division offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for nine consecutive years and is proud to be ranked on the Forbes 2016 America's Best Employers list. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
Kristina Marchitto, Public Relations Manager
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc.