Konica Minolta has been awarded Gold level recognition by EcoVadis in its latest sustainability ratings.

The EcoVadis assessment is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into its business and management system. The methodology covers 21 criteria across four themes of environment, labour and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Konica Minolta has received Gold recognition from EcoVadis, and places the supplier in the top 5% of companies evaluated by EcoVadis.

Konica Minolta noted the EcoVadis rating as ‘an encouraging external acknowledgement’ on its path to reducing carbon dioxide emissions throughout the product lifecycle by 80% until 2050, compared to the financial year 2005 level.

To achieve the Gold, Konica Minolta has identified a number of material issues, which must be given priority: the environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital, and diversity. By addressing these issues, the company will provide options to tackle social issues set forth in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and contribute to solving global environmental issues and improving quality of life.