Konica Minolta Named Industry Leader On The Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named Industry Group Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 2017 (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global benchmarks for corporate sustainability and responsibility.  Konica Minolta has consistently been acknowledged for integra2ting sustainability into its business, having been named among the global leaders for the sixth consecutive year. Konica Minolta has also been recognized in 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 and named the leader of the industry group in “Technology Hardware & Equipment segment”, competing against about 120 companies around the world. As the Industry Group Leader, Konica Minolta is the only Japan-based company of the 24 recognized for leading their respective global industry groups.

Konica Minolta obtained higher evaluation than last year in 10 categories, including “Customer Relationship Management,” “Supply Chain Management,” and “Innovation Management” in the economic dimension, and “Labor Practice Indicators” and “Human Capital Development” in the social dimension, while receiving perfect or near-perfect scores in six categories in the environmental dimension. This is the result of Konica Minolta’s concerted effort to address the six priority issues of materiality. The DJSI Industry Group Leader Report, 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.”

We are very proud to be recognized as the industry group leader in the in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Konica Minolta’s top position in the indices is a testimony of the company’s leadership and commitment to corporate sustainability, said Kazuo Kobayashi San, Managing Director at Konica Minolta.