Konica Minolta Receives RobecoSAM Silver Class Ranking
Corporate Sustainability Initiatives Earn Company Global Recognition
Ramsey, NJ – February 6, 2014 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that parent company Konica Minolta, Inc. has been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability.
Based in Switzerland, RobecoSAM is focused exclusively on sustainability investing, inviting over 3,000 of the world’s largest companies to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment. Results are analyzed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value creation. Recently RobecoSAM has released its annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2014” in which 70 companies are ranked as Gold Class, 65 companies including Konica Minolta are ranked as Silver Class, and 87 companies are ranked as Bronze Class.
Institutional investors observe global financial indices, as well as environmental and social efforts, to evaluate a corporation’s long-term and sustainable value creation. In this year’s assessment, Konica Minolta earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives, including innovation management and risk management.
“Environmental sustainability remains at the forefront of our corporate management practices and we are pleased to receive recognition from RobecoSAM for our ongoing commitment to these initiatives,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Besides RobecoSAM Silver Class, Konica Minolta Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Indexes. The company has also been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. In addition, Konica Minolta Inc. was awarded with Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, as being among the best companies for CSR in its international industry segment.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced document management technologies and IT Services. The company focuses on complete business solutions including production print systems, digital presses, multifunctional products (MFPs), managed print services, vertical application solutions and related services and supplies. Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition including being recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years, and “A3 MFP Line of the Year” award winner from Buyers Laboratory LLC for an unprecedented four consecutive years. In 2012, Konica Minolta received “Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” recognition from BLI. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.