Ethical Sourcing & Human Rights

Konica Minolta recognises it has an important role to play in ensuring the rights of people in our business operations and supply chains are upheld and respected.

We are committed to working with our suppliers and other stakeholders to ensure we have a positive social impact on those within our sphere of influence.

Konica Minolta will publish its first Modern Slavery Statement by September 2020 and was a leading advocate for the new laws.

January 2019: Konica Minolta partnered with FRDM and Sedex to obtain greater visibility of risk within its supply chains and drive increased supplier engagement on human rights and responsible business.

April to November 2019: Konica Minolta participated in consultation and briefing sessions with the NSW Interim Anti-Slavery Commissioner on the implementation of the NSW Modern Slavery Act 2018 and made a written submission to the NSW Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues into the ‘Inquiry into the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and Associated Matters’.

December 14, 2018:  Konica Minolta received the 2018 Human Rights Award for Business from the Australian Rights Commission for leadership in promoting and supporting human rights in our business and supply chain.

November 2017: Konica Minolta received an Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award in recognition of its commitment to helping combat exploitation through corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ethical sourcing.

April 2017: Konica Minolta provided a Submission to the Australian Government enquiry into Establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia, and presented at a public hearing in Canberra.

December 2016: We released our Human Rights Position Statement, drawing together Konica Minolta’s approach to human rights: diversity and inclusion; ethical sourcing; and strong partnerships with human rights organisations.

August 2016: Konica Minolta Australia created a Supplier Code of Conduct for our operations.

April 2016: We released our Ethical Sourcing Roadmap which describes the measures we’re taking locally to ensure that slavery or inequitable employment practices play no part in our business operations.

February 2016: Konica Minolta Australia became the first technology company to join the United Nations Global Compact Network Australia and is an active member on issues of human rights in supply chains and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).vv

A global commitment

Konica Minolta Inc, our parent company,  also acknowledges the risk of conflict minerals in its supply chain and has accordingly developed a Conflict Minerals Policy Statement; and

The Group regularly reports on efforts as they relate to environmental, social and corporate governance. General standard disclosures against the Global Report Initiatives GRI 4 guidelines can be found here.


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