Konica Minolta Achieves Goal of Sourcing 100% Renewable Electricity
BMMY manufactures MFPs, which are the main products of Konica Minolta. Its production system is based on the concept of “production DX,” which integrates front-line capabilities refined through various improvement activities with digital manufacturing, including ICT, automation, and data science.
BMMY installed*1 a solar power generation system, covering an area of 17,059 m2 and with a generating capacity of 3.4 MW, in March 2023, enabling the company to procure about 20%*2 of its electricity requirement from solar power. In combination with the electricity bundled with the renewable energy certificate*3, which had already been introduced, the company attained 100%*4 procurement of its electricity from renewable sources.
Regarding the MFP production sites in China, Konica Minolta Business Technologies (DONGGUAN) Co., Ltd. and Konica Minolta Business Technologies (WUXI) Co., Ltd. attained their goal of procuring 100% of the electricity they use from renewable sources in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Konica Minolta’s Efforts to Achieve “Net Zero”
As early as 2009, Konica Minolta formulated “Eco Vision 2050,” a long-term environmental vision toward 2050, and set the goal of reducing emissions by 80% from the 2005 level by 2050. In January 2019, Konica Minolta joined RE100, a global leadership initiative that brings together businesses committed to sourcing 100% renewable energy for their operations. Accordingly, Konica Minolta has been gradually shifting procurement of electricity for its operations to renewable energy. In addition to MFP production sites, toner filling plants in France and the U.S. and many sales companies in Europe also attained their goals of using 100% renewable energy.
This fiscal year, Konica Minolta revised its goal of reducing CO2 emissions in its product life cycle from 80% to 100% by 2050 and set a new target of “net zero by 2050.”
*1：Using a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)
*2：Estimation based on the electricity consumed from January to December 2022
*3：International Renewable Energy Certificate
*4：Ratio of electricity derived from renewable energy
About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia, based in Singapore, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. With its expertise in imaging, data processing and data-based decision making, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society.
As a digital workplace solution provider, Konica Minolta helps its clients to identify and unlock the potential digitalisation to help companies reach the next level in the digital maturity of their organisation by rethinking the workplace.
In support of an ‘Intelligent Connected Workplace’, Konica Minolta offers cloud, IT, managed print and video solution services for remote working, collaboration, workflow management and automation and security. The ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment’ has also been credited to Konica Minolta as a ‘recognised globally as a leader in print transformation’.
With its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Konica Minolta has pledged to consistently pursue its sustainability and social responsibility goals. The company has been repeatedly recognized for its rich history of social contribution as well as for working towards achieving the SDGs throughout its business and is listed among “2021 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”, also having received the highest level in EcoVadis Sustainabilty Ratings.
Worldwide, the company has over 43,000 employees and is operating in over 150 countries.
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