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By Konica Minolta 12 Oct 2017

Konica Minolta named industry group Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

October 12, 2017 – Konica Minolta has been named Industry Group*1 Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment Konica Minolta has been included in the DJSI World for six years in a row and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the ninth consecutive year.

Konica Minolta received perfect scores of 100 in nine out of 23 categories including customer relationship management; innovation management; materiality; privacy protection; environmental reporting; hazardous substances; operation eco-efficiency, labour practice indicators and social reporting.

Konica Minolta was also named the leader of the industry group[1], Technology Hardware & Equipment, which includes 120 companies[2] from around the world. Konica Minolta is one of 24 companies that have been named an industry leader. The business also obtained higher evaluation than last year in 10 categories.

The DJSI Industry Group Leader Report, compiled by RobecoSAM, states: "Led by its clearly defined six material issues (environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital), Konica Minolta has proven its sustainability leadership."

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “Sustainability is part of our DNA and we are incredibly proud that our efforts have been recognised by the DJSI. More than just being environmentally or socially minded, we embed sustainability into our operations and encourage the same of our employees, partners and clients.”

 

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About DJSI World

The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and is provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S. It assesses corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments. The index is highly recognised among global institutional investors who take a close look at CSR management and sustainability. In the annual review of the world’s 2,500 companies, 319 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 32 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.

 

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/home.

 

[1] This is an industry group classified according to the Global Industry Classification Standard, an international standard established by S&P and MSCI in 1999. All the companies on the DJSI World are classified into 24 industry groups.

 

[2] This is the number of invited companies classified into Technology Hardware & Equipment.

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