Awards

Konica Minolta has won numerous awards and recognition over the years for our print, transformation and support services.

Konica Minolta earns GOLD Level Recognition Medal in EcoVadis Sustainability Ratings

Konica Minolta has been awarded a GOLD Level Recognition Medal in the EcoVadis sustainability ratings issued by EcoVadis of France for its corporate responsibility practices. Konica Minolta was ranked in the top 5% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis and has been rated Gold or higher for nine consecutive years since 2016.

Konica Minolta’s EcoVadis Sustainability Assessment Report states that, “The company demonstrates an advanced sustainability management system that covers all four themes under review.” Konica Minolta’s various efforts toward corporate social responsibility and its wide disclosure of information about these activities have led to Konica Minolta’s high reputation.

Konica Minolta Selected for the 2023 CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

Konica Minolta, Inc. has been selected for the 2023 CDP Supplier Engagement Leader in the Supplier Engagement Rating for the fourth consecutive year by CDP. Konica Minolta notes that this recognition is the result of its efforts to achieve the carbon minus* goal in cooperation with customers, suppliers and other business partners.

*Carbon minus represents Konica Minolta’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions throughout its business activities to a level exceeding the CO2 emissions of the entire lifecycle of its products by working with stakeholders, such as business partners and customers.

Konica Minolta Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators 2024 by Clarivate

Konica Minolta was named among the Top 100 Global Innovators 2024 (Top 100 Innovators) for the third consecutive year. Konica Minolta aim to contribute to solving social issues through co-creation with customers and remains committed to creating high-quality intellectual property that facilitates its co-creation efforts with customers, contributes to solving social issues and accelerates its business growth by continuing to make appropriate investments amid the changing business environment.

AccurioLabel 400, a High-speed Digital Label Press, Wins the German Design Award 2024

The AccurioLabel 400, Konica Minolta’s high-speed digital label press, was honored with the prestigious “Winner” prize at the German Design Award 2024. The award ceremony took place in Frankfurt in January 2024.

The winning features include the ability to expand applications with white toner and improved productivity with superfast print speeds of up to 39.9 meters per minute. There are also further running cost reductions thanks to even more durable parts life, as well as enhanced print quality. It is available in 4- and 5-color configurations.

Konica Minolta Named a Leader in Worldwide Print Transformation by IDC MarketScape

Konica Minolta was named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2023 Vendor Assessment (doc #US51146523, August 2023). Konica Minolta was also named a Leader in the 2020 vendor assessment on this market. Konica Minolta has maintained the customer base it developed in the office printing business while adding high value-added services to its portfolio, including digital workflow services tailored to a given business type and managed IT services and cyber security services utilising cloud and targeting all business types. Konica Minolta is enhancing its IT infrastructure and cybersecurity, as well as training personnel with IT skills to support its business transformation and its customers.

Konica Minolta Named to All ESG Indexes Adopted by the GPIF and Included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for 20 Consecutive Years

Konica Minolta has been recognised to all of the six responsible investment (RI) indexes adopted by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)*1 for the seventh consecutive year. These six indexes are the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index, the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index and the Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index. To coincide with this, Konica Minolta has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which is one of the most well-known sustainable investment indexes in the world, for 20 consecutive years.

Konica Minolta Achieves Goal of Sourcing 100% Renewable Electricity in Its MFP Production Site in Malaysia

One of Konica Minolta’s MFP production sites in Malaysia, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (BMMY) in Melaka State, has achieved its goal of procuring 100% of the electricity it uses from renewable sources. All the MFP production sites in China and Malaysia of the Konica Minolta Group are now 100% powered by renewable energy.

BMMY manufactures MFPs, which are the main products of Konica Minolta. Its production system is based on the concept of “production DX,” which integrates front-line capabilities refined through various improvement activities with digital manufacturing, including ICT, automation, and data science.

Konica Minolta Wins Red Dot Award 2023, a Globally Prestigious Design Award, for the AccurioLabel 400

AccurioLabel 400 has won the world’s most coveted design award, the Red Dot Award, in the category “Product Design 2023.” The AccurioLabel 400 is designed to eliminates the need for special skills and reduces downtime through operability. It also does not require a specialised license and automatic colour correction technology.

Konica Minolta Wins the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 for the AccurioLabel 400 and the PLANETARIA YOKOHAMA

Konica Minolta won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 for its digital label press, AccurioLabel 400 and the Planetarium Interior of KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA YOKOHAMA. The iF DESIGN AWARD 2023 is internationally renowned design awards sponsored by organisations based in Germany.

The AccurioLabel 400 provides plateless offset-quality digital printing perfect for high-mix low-volume batches. Color correction and other automated features eliminate downtime between batches and the specialized skillset conventionally required for everything from printing to maintenance, expanding the user base.

KONICA MINOLTA PLANETARIA YOKOHAMA is new type of planetarium which provides relaxed healing entertainment experience. To enhance dome experience holistically, we focused on visualization of natural phenomena such as light and wind by adding lighting, sound, and scent effects. Lighting scene setting is also important element, and we designed to express transition of seasons and time with natural and emotional light settings to express nature on earth resonating five senses.

Konica Minolta selected for the 2022 CDP Supplier Engagement Leader

Konica Minolta has been selected for the 2022 CDP Supplier Engagement Leader in the Supplier Engagement Rating by CDP, an international not-for-profit organisation working to achieve a sustainable economy. Supplier Engagement Rating assesses how effectively companies are working with suppliers on climate change issues based on the companies’ responses to selected questions. Of all the companies that responded, only the top 8% are selected as Supplier Engagement Leaders. In fiscal 2021, Konica Minolta initiated Carbon-Neutral Partner Activities to certify carbon-neutral suppliers who have met the target for introducing renewable energy, in addition to the conventional energy conservation goals. The recognition is the result of Konica Minolta’s proactive collaboration with its suppliers to support them with environmental technologies and expertise it has developed through activities at its production sites to reduce their environmental impact, especially their CO2 emissions.

Konica Minolta Ranked in the Top 5% of Companies within Its Industry in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook 2023

Konica Minolta is one of the two Japanese companies recognised as a Top 5% company in the “Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics” sector, along with five other companies, and also Included in the Sustainability Yearbook for 13 Consecutive Years by S&P Global. Konica Minolta have identified five material issues are linked to business growth strategy and are now the cornerstones for action in each business area. In alignment with the value creation process of each business unit, Konica Minolta is implementing initiatives for both business growth and sustainability to create value for customers and the broader society.

Konica Minolta Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 by Clarivate

Konica Minolta has named among the Top 100 Global Innovators 2023 (Top 100 Innovators) for the second consecutive year following 2022. We endeavors to make the most of its intangible assets, including human resources, customer engagement, and proprietary technologies, to resolve social issues, achieve sustainable business growth and enhance its corporate value by working with customers in its co-creation efforts. We remains committed to creating new values that bring innovations to society, and developing high-quality intellectual property that facilitates its co-creation efforts with customers, contributes to resolving social issues and accelerates business growth by continuing appropriate investments.

Konica Minolta Listed among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World for the Sixth Time and the Fifth Consecutive Year

Konica Minolta has been listed among the “2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” (2023 Global 100). Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the sixth time and the fifth year in a row, following 2011 and 2019-2022. Since 2003, we has placed “sustainability” at the core of its management, and has continued to deliver products and solutions to address social and environmental issues focusing on the SDGs, by offering energy-efficient products to reduce CO2 emissions at customers’ sites as well as by helping customers transform their production processes and promote workstyle reform.

Konica Minolta Given the Highest Evaluation by CDP and Included on the Climate A List 2022

Konica Minolta was awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP, an international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy, for the seventh time. We have established Science Based Targets (SBT) for the reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030, with the intention of contributing to the creation of a low-carbon society in the medium term.

Konica Minolta’s FORXAI Imaging AI Wins Semi-Grand Prix at ASPIC IoT-AI-Cloud Award 2022

Konica Minolta’s FORXAI Imaging AI won the Semi-Grand Prix award in the AI category at ASPIC IoT-AI-Cloud Award 2022 and FORXAI IoT Platform won the Advanced Technology Award in IoT category. The awards are presented by the Japan Cloud Industry Association (ASPIC) with endorsement from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, aim to commend outstanding cloud services in Japan that are beneficial to society. We believe we won the award due to the uniqueness and usefulness of our respective services.

Konica Minolta Wins Good Design Award 2022 for AccurioLabel 400

Konica Minolta has won the Good Design Award 2022 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its high-speed digital label press AccurioLabel 400. It is the first high-end model of the digital label press AccurioLabel series. This flagship model delivers outstanding operational efficiency unparalleled in the high-volume market by high-speed printing, extended job opportunities, and automated processes.

Konica Minolta’s MFP Production Site in Malaysia Earns RBA Platinum Recognition in the Corporate Social Responsibility Audit

Konica Minolta Business Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (BMMY), in Melaka State, Malaysia earned Platinum recognition, which is the highest level in the corporate social responsibility audit by the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). BMMY earned the Platinum recognition from the RBA for meeting the RBA Code of Conduct in terms of labor, ethics, the environment, safety, and health at the highest levels.

Konica Minolta has once again named to all ESG Indexes adopted by the GPIF and included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for 19 Consecutive Years

This is the sixth consecutive year for Konica Minolta to be listed on all of these ESG indexes since the GPIF first adopted them. Konica Minolta has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which is one of the most well-known sustainable investment indexes in the world for 19 consecutive years.

Konica Minolta Wins Gold in the World’s Largest AI Competition Hosted by Kaggle

Konica Minolta won 10th place in the Image Matching Challenge 2022, hosted by the world’s largest AI competition platform, Kaggle, and received the gold medal. In the Kaggle competition, many world-leading data scientists and machine learning engineers vie to prove their skills. Konica Minolta is pleased to note that being among the winners of this prestigious competition has raised international awareness of the company’s design and technical prowess in data science and AI engineering.

Konica Minolta Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators 2022 by Clarivate

Konica Minolta believes that its inclusion on the list of Top 100 Innovators 2022 is evidence that the high-quality patent portfolios it has built through these strategies have been recognized as “highly valuable intellectual properties that can generate innovations.” With the understanding that intellectual properties are the source of value creation, we remains committed to creating new values that bring innovations to society, and building high-quality intellectual property portfolios that facilitate business growth by continuing appropriate investments.

Konica Minolta Named a Market Leader for Managed Print Services by Quocirca

Global market insight and research company Quocirca has recognised Konica Minolta as a pioneer in managed print services (MPS) in its latest “MPS Vendor Landscape, 2021” report – re-affirming the company as market leader for the scope and breadth of its portfolio. It notes that the Konica Minolta offering is “comprehensive, spanning digital print, IoT, artificial intelligence and augmented reality solutions”. Konica Minolta’s investments, particularly in IT services, “enabled it to deliver on its strategy to provide integrated IT services and become a reliable partner for digital workplaces.”

Konica Minolta Included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection 2022

Konica Minolta has been included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program for selecting companies that work on initiatives to improve the health of employees strategically from a management perspective. We have been selected for this program five years in a row since 2018, and seven times in total. We believe that by promoting health management, it can enhance the productivity, creativity and engagement of employees and maximize the potential of its human resources, which will eventually enable the company to achieve sustainable growth.

Konica Minolta Listed among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the fifth time and the fourth year in a row, following 2011, 2019, 2020 and 2021, and is one of the Japanese companies on the list of corporations that excel in sustainability. Konica Minolta is advancing a digital transformation (DX) based on FORXAI to achieve the material issues as it works to help solve future social issues. Konica Minolta also advancing its Carbon Minus initiative to achieve carbon emission reduction in excess of its own emissions by 2030.

Konica Minolta Given the Highest Evaluation by CDP and Included on the Climate A List 2021

Konica Minolta was awarded as a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP for the sixth time. Konica Minolta considers its response to climate change and disclosure of information on the process and results of its response were reasons for its inclusion on the Climate A List. We have committed to achieving carbon minus* status ahead of schedule, by 2030. By promoting digital transformation (DX), we are speeding up the efforts to work with more companies, including customers and business partners, to reduce environmental impacts more extensively. Konica Minolta joined RE100, a global leadership initiative that brings together businesses committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy for their operations.

Konica Minolta Wins Good Design Award 2021 for Gas Monitoring Solution

Konica Minolta has won the Good Design Award 2021 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for its Gas Monitoring Solution. Incorporating advanced infrared-camera technology and cutting-edge image processing technology, the gas monitoring solution helps businesses easily and instantly identify the source and amount of gas leak, enabling automated constant monitoring for abnormalities, maintenance work even without special skills.

INGEDE certified for the deinking of uncoated

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e press has been accredited by INGEDE, the International Association of the Deinking Industry. The press had went through rigorous testing and evaluation of uncoated papers by INGEDE, in which the press achieved an extremely high rating in the “Assessment of Print Product Recyclability – Deinkability Test” (INGEDE Method 11). The AccurioJet KM-1e press stands out even more from the competition, giving our customers greater possibilities to grow their businesses in a sustainable way.

Konica Minolta has once again named to all ESG Indexes adopted by the GPIF and included in the FTSE4Good Index Series

Konica Minolta have named to all ESG Indexes Adopted by the GPIF for five consecutive years and Included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for 18 consecutive years. Through the substainability efforts, Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e Press Wins BLI 2021-2022 PaceSetter Award from Keypoint Intelligence

Based on research conducted, these accolades celebrate those OEMs that best support their customers on reducing costs and/or increasing business based on different printing applications. Konica Minolta’s AccurioJet KM-1e LED UV Inkjet Press was specifically recognized for its ability to print on a wide variety of substrates.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Wins BLI 2021 PRO Award from Keypoint Intelligence

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 with EFI Fiery IC-319 Controller took top honors in the Outstanding High-Volume CMYK Production Device High-Volume Category and was identified as a trailblazer in the digital production marketplace.

Konica Minolta Selected as a DX Certified Business Operator

Konica Minolta was designated as a DX Certified Business Operator under the DX Certification System established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). This designation signifies official recognition of Konica Minolta’s across-the-board initiatives towards digital transformation (DX). Being a DX Certified Business Operator will be a prerequisite for applying for selection under the DX stock selection program conducted jointly by METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPress C14000 Series named Red Dot Award 2021 Winner

A globally recognised design award has gone to Konica Minolta in further recognition for its flagship AccurioPress C14000 Series of production presses. The technology leader has been named winner of the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021” after a record number of entries.

Konica Minolta Included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection in 2021

Konica Minolta has been included in the Health & Productivity Stock Selection, a program for selecting companies that work on initiatives to improve the health of employees strategically from a management perspective. We have been selected for this program four years in a row since 2018, and six times in total. We are committed to promoting health management and taking effective measures to improve the organizational health and empower individual employees to maximize their potential in the workplace. We hope to contribute to the wellbeing of our staff and fulfill the corporate responsibility to the society.

2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World

Konica Minolta has been listed among the ‘2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’. Konica Minolta’s inclusion on this prestigious list will mark the fourth time and the third year in a row, following 2011, 2019 and 2020. The selection criteria are based on an evaluation of environmental, social and governance indicators as well as the ability to promote diversity and innovation and the percentage of sales of eco-friendly products.

2021 ESG Finance Awards Japan: Minister of the Environment Award

Konica Minolta has won the Silver Award in the Environmentally Sustainable Company Category of the second ESG Finance Awards Japan (Minister of the Environment Award) organized by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan. The company sets an appropriate level of materiality, analyses opportunities and risks focusing on the environmental aspects, manages progress, and has a well-established cycle to review materiality.

BLI Line Of The Year 2021

We received 12 BLI Awards for our bizhub i-Series. All devices acknowledged are from Konica Minolta’s new bizhub i-Series, underlining the successful relaunch of the company’s multi-functional print devices (MFP) range.

Awarded for bizhub i-Series
Colour MFP series: bizhub C300i / C250i , C650i / C550i / C450i, C750i
Mono MFP series: bizhub 360i / 300i, 550i / 450i, 750i

Good Design Award 2020

Konica Minolta won Good Design Award 2020 from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) for the high-end A3 Color MFPs series that meet a variety of workstyles and business needs, and Digital Color Printing Systems for its sophisticated design which ensures the high performance and quality required for professional printing and motivates users to expand their print business.

Awarded for high-end A3 Color MFPs: bizhub C650i / C550i / C450i
Awarded for Digital Color Printing Systems: AccurioPress C14000 / C12000

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Konica Minolta has been part of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), one of the most prestigious global indices for ESG investment, for nine years in a row. Konica Minolta has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for 12 consecutive years.

Konica Minolta announces the policy of “transforming into a highly profitable business through DX” and “changing itself into a truly social issue-solving company” in DX2022, its medium-term business strategy for the FY2020-2022 period. Under DX2022, the company formulated the Medium-term Sustainability Strategy 2022, in which it declares its commitment to reforming business workflows, and also to the prosperity of society and happiness of people by combining its imaging IoT and digital technologies to make invisible things visible.

China Red Star Design Award 2020

We have been awarded Excellent Prize in 2020 China Red Star Design Award for the A4 color MFP series. The award ceremony was held online on 9 December 2020 supported by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission, initiated by China Industrial Design Association and Beijing Industrial Design Center.

Awarded for A4 Color MFP series: bizhub C3350i / C3300i

HR Asia Announces Best Companies to Work for in Asia – Singapore

We are honoured to receive the “Excellence in Leadership Development (Sliver Award)” from Asia’s most renowned HR Excellence Awards as being recognized to have devised clear, measurable and high impact leadership programs that identify and develop high potentials.

BLI Buyers Lab 2021 Pick Awards

Konica Minolta Dispatcher Paragon has claimed the Buyers Lab (BLI) 2021 Pick Award for Outstanding Cost Accounting & Recovery Solution from Keypoint Intelligence, and Konica Minolta Return to Work has claimed the Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award.

Awarded for: Dispatcher Paragon, Return to Work

International Design Excellence Award 2020 (IDEA 2020)

We have won both enterprise IT platform Workplace Hub and A3 Color MFPs series as the finalists for the globally authoritative design prize. Our A3 Color MFPs – bizhub i-Series C360i offers a sophisticated design with functionality and operability appropriate for a new generation series that supports the intelligent connected workplace & more complex IT security functions.

Awarded for: bizhub C360i / C300i / C250i

Information Management Award 2020 by Singapore Business Review

Recognizing the contribution of the company’s revolutionary systems to micro-SME operations, Singapore Business Review (SBR) awarded the Information Management Award for logistics to Konica Minolta for the suite of digital and IoT solutions that aided our customer – Lian Nam Heng Marketing Pte Ltd on its digital transformation.

Awarded for: IoT solutions

Red Dot Design Award 2020

We received the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2020 in the category “Product Design 2020” for our best-selling bizhub i-Series A3 & A4 Color MFPs for its highly intuitive interfaces, user-friendliness and outstanding design.

Awarded for bizhub i-Series
A3 Color MFP series: bizhub C360i / C300i / C250i
A4 Color MFP series: bizhub C4050i / C3350i, C3320i, C4000i / C3300i

Good Design Award 2019

Konica Minolta’s bizhub i-Series A3 color MFP series and the bizhub A4 color MFP series have been awarded the Good Design Award 2019 by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP). The A3 and A4 color MFP series was recognised for their sophisticated design that blends advanced functionality with operability to cater to next-generation needs.

Awarded for bizhub i-Series
A3 Color MFP series: bizhub C360i / C300i / C250i
A4 Color MFP series: bizhub C4050i / C3350i, C3320i, C4000i / C3300i

Singapore Green Label

We have attained Singapore Green Label certifications for several MFP models from the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). Singapore’s most established eco-labelling scheme for industrial and commercial products. Awarded by the SEC, the label recognizes products with environmentally friendly attributes.

Awarded models: Office Printing

Fogra Certification

We are proud that our employees are certified as Fogra Digital Print Experts VPC (DPE-VPC). The certified Fogra Digital Print Experts will add value and credibility to Konica Minolta’s leadership in production print and industrial print business and customers’ business. The DPEs will have the ability to assist customer in installing ISO 12647-8 (VPC) to ensure colour quality and accuracy across digital prints.

Dupont Awards 2016

MGI was awarded for the Leadership in Innovation Award in the 28th DuPont Awards 2016 for Packaging Innovation for its JETVarnish 3DS & iFoil Digital Decoration Process – ground-breaking, cutting-edge excellence in 3D digital print packaging technology.

Awarded for: MGI JETVarnish 3DS

Grand Award of Counter Global Warming Report (Environment Minister’s Award)

Konica Minolta has received the Grand Award of Counter Global Warming Report (Environment Minister’s Award), a grand prize in the category of Environmental Report, in the 19th Environmental Communication Awards. Konica Minolta’s efforts to achieve its medium-term goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 40% by fiscal 2016, as a milestone toward the attainment of the company’s long-term goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% from the fiscal 2005 level by 2050, thus allowing readers to have a clear understanding of how Konica Minolta has contributed to preventing global warming.

RobecoSAM Silver Class 2016

Konica Minolta has been awarded RobecoSAM Silver Class, a global distinction for corporate sustainability. The highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its economic initiatives including innovation management and risk management, as well as for environmental initiatives on climate change strategies, environmental policy and its management, and information disclosure.

CDP for Climate Change Transparency

Konica Minolta was awarded a position on the Japan 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for three years in a row. We have been identified as a Japan leader for the quality of climate change-related information that it disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the international not-for-profit organisation for sustainable economies.

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2015

Konica Minolta, Inc. was ranked 27th on the Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking 2015. In addition, Konica Minolta came out top in the industry of print and enterprise content management. Jointly organised by regional broadcaster Channel NewsAsia, CSR Asia, a provider of advisory, research and training services on sustainable business practices in Asia, and Sustainalytics, a leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ratings and research, the exclusive, annual ranking grades the corporate sustainability performance of the top 100 companies in the region.

Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

We have been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for four years in a row in recognition of its economic, environmental and social performance. Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the seventh consecutive year.

Earned the highest evaluation in the Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for economic dimension including innovation management and compliance; environmental dimension including climate strategy, environmental policy and management system, and information disclosure.

FTSE4Good Global Index

We are included in the FTSE4Good Global Index by FTSE Group* (FTSE) in the U.K. in year 2016, one of the best-known indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI) communities. Twelfth year in a row that Konica Minolta earned the recognition. FTSE confirms that Konica Minolta has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series.

RobecoSAM Gold Class 2015

Konica Minolta has been awarded RobecoSAM Gold Class and recognised in the highest rank among its industry peers for Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics industry in 2015. Konica Minolta earned the Gold Class for its economic initiatives including innovation management, risk management, as well as for environmental initiatives on climate change strategies, environmental policy and its management.

Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom)

We are awarded Prime Status by the Germany-based oekom research AG (oekom) in its 2015 Corporate Rating as one of global leading companies for corporate social responsibility within the industry segment of electronic device and appliance. The company has maintained Prime Status for five years since 2011. We are highly praised by Global medium-term environmental plan and promotion of diverse initiatives with the goals of both environmental impact reduction and increase in corporate value; Efforts to minimize material use, including utilization of recycled materials through its proprietary technologies; Advanced implantation of chemical substance management; and stringent response to evolving environmental standards.