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Konica Minolta Named Industry Group Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Mississauga, ON – October 18, 2017 - Konica Minolta has been named industry group leader on the Dow Jones sustainability world index (DJSI), a global indices of environmental, social and governance investment.

This is the sixth year in a row Konica Minolta has been included on this list.

Konica Minolta says it received perfect scores of 100 in nine out of 23 categories including customer relationship management; innovation management; materiality; privacy protection; environmental reporting; hazardous substances; operation eco-efficiency, labour practice indicators and social reporting.

Dr David Cooke, managing director, Konica Minolta Australia, says, "Sustainability is part of our DNA and we are proud that our efforts have been recognised by the DJSI. More than just being environmentally or socially minded, we embed sustainability into our operations and encourage the same of our employees, partners and clients."

Konica Minolta was also named the leader of the industry group, Technology Hardware & Equipment, which includes 120 companies from around the world. Konica Minolta is one of 24 companies that have been named an industry leader. The business also obtained higher evaluation than last year in 10 categories.

The DJSI Industry Group Leader Report, compiled by RobecoSAM, says, "Led by its clearly defined six material issues (environment, social innovation, customer satisfaction and product safety, responsible supply chain, human capital and diversity), Konica Minolta has proven its sustainability leadership."

The DJSI World is the first global index to track the financial performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide and is provided by RobecoSAM, the Switzerland-based sustainability investment company, and S&P Dow Jones Indices in the U.S. It assesses corporate sustainability from economic, environmental and social developments.

The index is highly recognised among global institutional investors who take a close look at CSR management and sustainability. In the annual review of the world's 2,500 companies, 319 companies have been listed on the DJSI World and, within the list, 32 are Japanese companies including Konica Minolta.

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the Workplace of the Future(www.reshapework.ca). With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility, cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta's IT services division IT Weapons offers a range of IT strategy, support, and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for 10 consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for five years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit: www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter @KonicaMinoltaCA.


Press Contact:
Rebekah Fougere, Vice President, Client Services
Think2Grow Marketing for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd.