Konica Minolta Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Konica Minolta Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 
Company Recognized for Economic, Environmental and Social Best
RAMSEY, N.J.  -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/13 --   Konica Minolta
Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announces that
parent company Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second year in a row.
Konica Minolta has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability
Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the fifth consecutive
This year Konica Minolta has earned the highest evaluation in the
Computers & Peripherals and Office Electronics sector for its
economic initiatives including innovation management and risk
management. The company has also been praised for its environmental
policy and management systems and other environmental initiatives. 
Launched in 1999, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes are the first
global sustainability indexes tracking the financial performance of
the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. Provided by
S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based
sustainability investment company, the indexes assess corporate
sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments.
In the annual DJSI review of the world's 2,500 companies, 333
companies have been listed in the DJSI World and within the list, 21
are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.  
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is positioned at the center of
corporate management at Konica Minolta. Across the Group, Konica
Minolta promotes social sustainability activities that are closely
aligned to the core of its businesses for contribution to society, in
sync with driving growth of the company on a worldwide basis. Under
the communication message "Giving Shape to Ideas," Konica Minolta
strives to take on the challenges its customers and society face and,
by giving shape to the ideas that respond to social needs with
breakthrough innovations, continues offering effective solutions to
difficult situations from a global-minded point of view. These
activities and recognitions are the results of, and closely
coordinated in, the company's Three Green Activities: Green Products
Certification System; Green Factory Certification System; and Green
Marketing Activities. These activities will help Konica Minolta drive
its sustainability, enhance the sustainability of its customers and
society, and reach the goals in the Medium-Term Environmental Plan
"Konica Minolta continues to prioritize and promote sustainability
practices as an integral part of our global management strategy,"
says Kevin Kern, senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta
Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. "Our inclusion in both the DJSI World
and Asia Pacific indices reflects our group-wide commitment to social
and environmental considerations across our business." 
In addition to the DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific Indexes, Konica
Minolta has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index of the
UK-based FTSE Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially
Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded with
Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, as being among the
best companies for CSR in its international industry segment. In
addition, 16 models of bizhub MFPs (multi-functional peripheral) have
been awarded the US-based EPEAT* "Gold" status. The Konica Minolta
bizhub C554e series is also the first laser-based MFP series that
meets the newly revised, German-based Blue Angel Mark criteria
(RAL-UZ 171). 
Click here to view awards received by Konica Minolta to date. 
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
consecutive years, and "A3 MFP Line of the Year" award winner from
Buyers Laboratory LLC for three consecutive years. In 2012, Konica
Minolta received "Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year"
recognition from BLI. The company has also been named to the Dow
Jones Sustainability World Index for two years in a row. For more
information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow
Konica Minolta on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. 
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Contact information 
Konica Minolta Contacts: 
Naeran Rubio
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 201.934.4759
Rachel Reed
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 856.381.0651
Alicia Libucha
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
1 857.205.0919
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