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Konica Minolta Named to EPEAT Green Electronics Registry

Konica Minolta Named to EPEAT Green Electronics Registry 
bizhub Products Achieve Gold Status for Meeting Strict Environmental
Criteria  
RAMSEY, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 --   Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that EPEAT,
the definitive global registry for greener electronics, has added 14
Konica Minolta bizhub MFPs to its product registry with "Gold"
status, the highest level of achievement on the registry. With these
additions, all 33 Konica Minolta MFPs on the EPEAT registry have now
achieved "Silver" level status or higher.  
By providing environmental ratings on electronics, EPEAT helps
companies, governments and consumers easily identify and purchase
greener devices for improved environmental benefits. To be added to
the EPEAT registry, an imaging device must meet at least 33 required
environmental performance criteria. Products may achieve higher
ratings by meeting up to 26 additional optional criteria. The number
of optional criteria met determines a product's rating of Bronze,
Silver or Gold. To achieve Gold status, a product must meet the
requirements of Bronze and Silver status by meeting at least 75
percent of optional criteria. 
The rating criteria were developed during a four-year stakeholder
consensus process that involved hundreds of representatives from the
environmental, research, governmental and manufacturing sectors.
EPEAT rates products on a lifecycle basis, addressing the elimination
of toxic substances, the use of recycled and recyclable materials,
their design for recycling, product longevity, energy efficiency,
corporate performance and packaging, among other criteria. 
Konica Minolta aims to conduct all of its corporate activities in
harmony with society and the environment by integrating
environmental, economic and social perspectives into the company's
corporate strategy. Based on this approach, in 2009, Konica Minolta
formulated Eco Vision 2050 as its long-term environmental vision.
This vision guides Konica Minolta towards achieving its future
objectives and fulfilling its responsibility as a global corporation
by contributing to a sustainable earth and society.  
"Konica Minolta's continued focus on environmental issues is
evidenced by our inclusion on this registry and by the superior
ranking each of our products receives," says Kevin Kern, senior vice
president, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "This
designation is another reason why customers can always count on
Konica Minolta not only for market-leading performance but also to
provide environmentally-sound products."  
Konica Minolta has been named to the FTSE4Good Global Index for ten
consecutive years, included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index, and has also been awarded with Prime Status by Germany-based
oekom research AG, one of the best companies for CSR in its worldwide
industry segment. 
For a complete listing of EPEAT products, click here. For additional
information on Konica Minolta's global CSR and environmental efforts,
please click here. 
Konica Minolta bizhub® is a trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc.  
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 six years
in a row. For the third consecutive year, Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI)
has named Konica Minolta as the winner of its "A3 MFP Line of the
Year" award. In 2012, Konica Minolta also received "Document Imaging
Solutions Line of the Year" recognition from BLI -- and has been
named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index in recognition of
the company's economic, environmental and social performance. For
more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and
follow Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
The following files are available for download: 


 
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--  KMBS USA Kevin Kern B

  
Konica Minolta Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
nrubio@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
rachel.reed@kmbs.konicaminolta.us 
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
alibucha@kmbs.konicaminolta.us
 
 
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