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Konica Minolta Receives "2013 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity"

Konica Minolta Receives "2013 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming 
Prevention Activity" 
"Green Factory Certification System" Earns Recognition for
Environmental Contributions 
RAMSEY, NJ  -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 --  Konica Minolta Business
Solutions U.S.A., Inc. today announces that parent company Konica
Minolta, Inc. has been awarded a "2013 Environment Minister's Award
for Global Warming Prevention Activity (Implementation of
Countermeasures)" by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of
Japan, in recognition of the initiatives to prevent global warming
through the company's "Green Factory Certification System." 
Presented each December during Global Warming Prevention Month, the
Ministry of Environment has awarded the Environment Minister's Award
for Global Warming Prevention Activity since 1998, honoring
individuals or groups that have m
ade significant contributions toward
preventing global warming.  
"We continue to work towards corporate sustainability goals and being
able to witness the results of this work, as well as receiving
recognition for our success, is truly an honor," says Kevin Kern,
senior vice president, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions
U.S.A., Inc. "Under the communication message 'Giving Shape to
Ideas,' Konica Minolta will keep developing new ideas that promise
superior performance and seek to reduce our overall impact on the
environment." 
The Green Factory Certification System is part of Konica Minolta's
Eco Vision 2050 vision. This vision is guided by three main goals for
the year 2050: reduce CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle
by 80% compared to 2005 levels; promote recycling and effective use
of Earth's limited resources; and work to promote restoration and
preservation of biodiversity. As part of this vision, Konica Minolta
has established the "Three Green Activities" that will help achieve
these goals. The Green Factory Certification System is one of the
"Three Green Activities" and serves to comprehensively evaluate the
environmental activities of Konica Minolta's production sites. In
place since 2010, the purpose of this system is to bring costs down
and reduce environmental impact by developing activities in line with
each business' production strategy. 
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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. Konica Minolta, Inc. 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. 
The following files are available for download: 


 
--  Environment Minister Award Logo
--  KMBS USA Kevin Kern B
--  Environment Minister Award Ceremony

  
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