Social and Environmental Efforts Receive Global Recognition
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 8 /CNW/ - Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies
for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that parent company
- Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. - has been listed among "2011 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations
in the World" ("Global 100"), a global list of corporations that excel in sustainability.
Corporate Knights, the magazine for clean capitalism, in cooperation
with its partners has announced the annual Global 100 list since 2005.
Focusing on sustainability of corporations, the Global 100 analyzes a
number of companies and their activities on a global scale based on
environmental, social, governance and financial data. After multiple
layers of a strict review process, the Global 100 were selected from
approximately 3,500 corporations around the globe.
Toby Heaps, Editor-in-Chief of Corporate Knights Magazine, says, "The Global 100 are charting out a new prosperity agenda
reconciling the megatrend of sustainability with the mega-institution
of the corporation. The kicker: sustainability can be a market-beating
strategy, as the Global 100's substantial outperformance demonstrates."
Konica Minolta regards corporate social responsibility (CSR) as
corporate management itself and globally promotes social sustainability
activities in every way. For a recent example, Konica Minolta initiated
its own "Green Factory Certification System" to assess comprehensive
environmental consideration at production sites in January 2010. As
many as five business units have already achieved their targets in CO2 emissions reduction in January 2011, when those targets are meant to be
achieved by the end of March 2012.
"The Global 100 reflects Konica Minolta's group-wide commitment toward
social and environmental consideration," says Grant Hume, Executive
Vice President, Sales, Service and Marketing, Konica Minolta Business
Solutions (Canada) Ltd. He adds, "it's also a commitment we value in
Canada and currently honour through our local initiatives including:
EcoLogo™ certification for the majority of our devices; our support of the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; our end-of-life recycling program;
as well as our Clean Planet toner and consumable recycling program,
which will soon be enhanced and expanded to include high-volume
collection of consumables for recycling."
Besides the Global 100, Konica Minolta has been ranked in the SAM Silver
Class of the sustainability rating by the Switzerland-based SAM Group,
and included in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index by Dow Jones and SAM Group, FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially
Responsible Investment Index.
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
(Canada) Ltd. delivers world-class service through its extensive
network of direct sales offices and authorized dealers throughout
Canada. Konica Minolta is a leader in advanced imaging and networking
technologies bringing together advances in security, superior print
quality, and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub®
multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub® PRO production printing systems;
magicolour® desktop colour-laser printers and all-in-ones; and pagepro™
monochrome desktop laser printers and all-in-ones. Konica Minolta was
recently the recipient of several prestigious awards including the BLI 2011 Line of the Year - A3/Ledger Colour and Monochrome MFPs.
Konica Minolta provides advanced software applications for device
administration, document management, forms and variable data, cost
accounting, print production, and more. Our award-winning products
combined with software and professional services Konica Minolta
provides customized Enterprise Solutions (such as Output Print
Services/Managed Print Services) enabling our large enterprise and
organization customers to realize economies of scale, enhanced
efficiencies, and the ability to focus on their core business function.
Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub
is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies,
Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property
of their respective owners.
SOURCE Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.
For further information:
National Manager, Brand Marketing and Communications
KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (CANADA) LTD.
(905) 890-6600 x 384