Energy Saving Program for Office Equipment
ENERGY STAR: Products that meet certain standards can be registered as ENERGY STAR devices as part of an energy saving program for office equipment. Implemented in 1995 through an agreement between the Japanese and U.S. governments, the international program has expanded with the participation of the EU, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and other countries.
Konica Minolta joined the ENERGY STAR program early on, and most of our products now fulfill the ENERGY STAR requirements.
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool
Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT): Requires that products meet criteria in eight environmental performance categories. These categories include factors such as the product’s packaging, its lifecycle and the types of materials it contains. Products included on the registry are measured against both required and optional criteria. A product must meet all of the required criteria in its category, and is rated Bronze, Silver or Gold, depending on how many of the optional criteria are met.
The World's First Environmental Labelling System
Blue Angle: Launched in Germany in 1978 as the world's first environmental labelling system, the Blue Angle is awarded to products and services that have a smaller environmental impact. Since receiving the world's first Blue Angle certification in the field of copiers in January 1992, Konica Minolta has continued to receive certification for new products by clearing the certification bar each time it has been raised.
ECO LEAF Labelling
The ECO LEAF labelling provides information on the environmental impact of a product, based on quantitative measurement of the environmental performance through the product's entire life cycle, from raw material procurement to production, sales, usage, disposal and recycling. Konica Minolta provides environmental impact data relating to its office equipment through the ECO LEAF.
RoHS2 & Declaration of Conformity
RoHS2 & Declaration of Conformity: Effective since July 2006 on the European market, the RoHS Directive (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) was superseded in January 2013 by the new RoHS 2 Directive, which integrates RoHS 2 into the Declaration of Conformity. As a result, the CE mark now covers RoHS 2 Compliance and replaces the former RoHS 2 and not only avoids the listed substances in the RoHS-designated products, but has discontinued the use of these substances in all office products.
Environmental Certification Program
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is an active participant in the UL ECOLOGO certification program. UL ECOLOGO provides customers – public, corporate and consumer – with assurance that the products and services bearing the logo meet stringent standards of environmental stewardship.
ECOLOGO Benefits include:
• UL ECOLOGO Certification provides third-party reassurance that KONICA MINOLTA meets rigorous, lifecycle-based environmental performance criteria as defined in UL’s stringent ECOLOGO standard.
• The UL ECOLOGO program helps companies communicate that their products meet stringent standards of environmental leadership.
• UL Environment’s ECOLOGO program is an independent third-party certification program that evaluates manufacturing facilities on energy use, waste disposal, and toxics reduction, among other areas.
Certified Useful for Environmental Preservation
Eco Mark: The Eco Mark program is operated by the Japan Environment Association (JEA), founded in 1989. Products displaying the Eco Mark symbol are certified as being useful for environmental preservation.
As of May 2009, the stock of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., is included in the FTSE4Good Global index, which is maintained by FTSE International of the United Kingdom.
Dow Jones Sustainability Index
As of September 21, 2009, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the fourth (4th) consecutive year, which is maintained by Dow Jones Indexes and the SAM Group.
Ethibel Sustainability Index
As of September 19, 2009, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., is selected for inclusion in the Ethibel Pioneer and the Ethibel Excellence Investment Registers, which are maintained by Forum Ethibel.