It is our global belief that Konica Minolta Holdings' listing on the DJSI Asia Pacific reflects our group-wide efforts toward social and environmental consideration and innovative corporate management.
Ramsey, NJ (Vocus) September 28, 2010
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (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 named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the second consecutive year in recognition of its global economic, environmental and social performance.
Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI) are the first global sustainability indexes provided by Dow Jones and SAM Group, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, to assess corporate sustainability from economic, environmental, and social developments. DJSI Asia Pacific was newly launched in January 2009 to assess companies in Asia and Oceania regions. This year, 141 companies have been listed in the index and within the list, 71 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta Holdings.
Konica Minolta regards corporate social responsibility (CSR) as corporate management itself and globally promotes social sustainability activities in every way. In research and development activities, we are focusing on two potential growth areas – "environment and energy" and "health, security and safety." In these areas, Konica Minolta Holdings feels a social responsibility to develop innovative technologies to provide products and services to meet social expectations.
“Konica Minolta has achieved Zero Waste at all of its worldwide manufacturing sites and remains committed to achieving higher goals under the Green Factory Certification System (a new system that comprehensively evaluates the environmental impacts of the production sites),” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. “It is our global belief that Konica Minolta Holdings’ listing on the DJSI Asia Pacific reflects our group-wide efforts toward social and environmental consideration and innovative corporate management.”
Besides DJSI Asia Pacific, Konica Minolta has been ranked in the SAM Silver Class of the sustainability rating, and included in FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index.
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