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Konica Minolta named to all ESG Indexes adopted by the GPIF and included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for 17 consecutive years

Summary

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) has been named to all of the four responsible investment (RI) indexes adopted by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)[1]. These four indexes are the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index and the S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. Konica Minolta has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, which is one of the most well-known RI indexes in the world, for 17 consecutive years.

The FTSE4Good Index Series, which was introduced by FTSE Russell, a UK-based global index provider, lists companies around the world demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, and provides a means for investors and RI funds to select companies with good sustainability prospects for investment. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to include Japanese companies with excellent performance in ESG practices, and was selected by GPIF, the world’s largest public pension fund, as one of the ESG indexes for its passive investment strategy.

The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and the MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index are ESG indexes introduced in 2017 by MSCI Inc., a US-based global ESG research and index provider. These indexes were also adopted by the GPIF.

The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index was launched jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s major index providers, and Japan Exchange Group, Inc. Using TOPIX as a benchmark, it is designed to reduce exposure to high-carbon companies while maintaining the risk/return profile similar to that of their benchmarks. This index, too, was selected by GPIF as an environmental index.

Konica Minolta’s commitment to sustainability

Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. As part of its long-term environmental vision, "Eco Vision 2050," Konica Minolta has set the goal of reducing CO2 emissions throughout the entire life cycle of its products by 80% by 2050, compared to fiscal 2005 levels.

Konica Minolta is currently included in global ESG indexes and is ranked high in the ESG ratings.

Index

Konica Minolta's inclusion

Dow Jones Sustainability Index (USA, Switzerland)

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 consecutively since its establishment in 2017

MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index (USA)

Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (USA)

Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2017

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index (USA, Japan)

Included in the index consecutively since its establishment in 2018

S&P Global (USA)

Awarded Silver Class in the SAM Sustainability Award 2020

Corporate Knights (Canada)

Ranked among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (2011, 2019 and 2020)

oekom (Germany)

Maintained the highest Prime Status since 2011

Ethibel (Belgium)

Selected for the investment universe of Ethibel Pioneer and Ethibel Excellence (May 2020)

 

*The inclusion of Konica Minolta, Inc. in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Konica Minolta, Inc. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

[1] The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is an independent administrative agency responsible for the management and administration of the employees’ pension and national pension reserve funds under control of the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, ‘IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunctional Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment’ stated that Konica Minolta is ‘recognised globally as a leading smart MFP provider of note’. As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). In the healthcare sector, Konica Minolta drives digitalisation of clinical workflows and offers a broad range of next-level diagnostic solutions. Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its solutions that combine ‘smart service with smart technology’, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018/2019’ from Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.

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