Tokyo September 30, 2019 - Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices of ESG investment, for eight years in a row.
Among all the companies in the Computer & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector, Konica Minolta has been ranked first in the social dimension for the second consecutive year, and received the second highest score in total.
Konica Minolta’s Approach towards the SDGs
1. Creating new values based on the concept of “B to B to P for P”
While Konica Minolta has been creating new values to promote B to B operation, the beneficiaries of such values are professionals working in its client companies. Konica Minolta believes that supporting workflow reforms at the places where these professionals work will help improve productivity and quality of work, and thus contribute to making the lives of end users more convenient and efficient, and eventually accelerate the evolution of society.
To promote business activities based on this concept, it is necessary to first gain an insight into challenges implicit in society and then develop strategies through the backward planning approach. The SDGs are critical to this approach. The entire Konica Minolta Group is working to become a digital company with insight into implicit challenges to create new values that will help society achieve the SDGs.
2. Developing a corporate strategy to contribute to a sustainable society
Currently, Konica Minolta is developing a sustainability strategy as part of its business plan for the next term by establishing a vision of the world and society to be realized by 2030 and beyond and then analyzing how the company can achieve the vision, what actions to take, how those actions should be taken, and by when.
In developing its sustainability strategy, Konica Minolta recognizes that by working for the sustainability of society, the company can also improve its own sustainability. Accordingly, Konica Minolta is committed to developing innovations that serve the dual purposes of creating new values for the global environment and society, and accelerating its business growth.
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 recognized among global institutional investors who take a close look at ESG management and sustainability. In the annual review of the 2,500 largest companies, 318 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 33 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.
Reference: Evaluation by External Parties
Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indices and ranked high in ratings as shown below.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
World Index (DJSI World) :
(Included in the index consecutively since 2012
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) :
(Included in the index consecutively since 2009
FTSE4Good Index Series (UK)
Included in the index consecutively since 2003
FTSE Blossom Japan Index (UK)
Included in the index since its establishment in 2017
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes (USA)
Included in the index consecutively since 2010
*No information is available as to whether or not the company was included in the indexes prior to 2010.
*The index was renamed from MSCI Global SRI in 2017.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (USA)
MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (USA)
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
Included in the index since its establishment in 2018
Awarded Gold Class for two consecutive years since 2018
Corporate Knights (Canada)
Ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (January 2019)
Maintained the highest Prime Status since 2011
Selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence (June 2019)
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