December 17, 2019

Konica Minolta Receives the Grand Prix Award at the Nikkei SDGs Management Grand Prix

Based on the inaugural Nikkei SDGs Management Survey on the entire 637 publicly-listed Japanese companies by Nikkei Inc., the leading business media, an outside jury committee made assessment in selecting “front-runner companies that vigorously addressing SDGs management and tying their efforts to corporate value enhancement.” Konica Minolta, Inc. has been awarded five stars in the overall ranking in the first SDGs Management Survey by Nikkei Inc. KMI President and CEO, Mr. Shoei Yamana received the Grand Prix trophy at the awards ceremony.  

The award-winning companies are as follows:
Grand Prix: Konica Minolta, Inc.
SDGs strategy & economic value award: Omron Corporation
Social value award: Aeon Co., Ltd.
Environmental value award: Ricoh Co., Ltd.

The awards were given during the ceremony on December 5, 2019, at Tokyo Big Sight. Yamana-san received the Grand Prix trophy.

The jury panel highly appraised Konica Minolta’s initiatives in every aspect of the review: SDGs strategy & economic value, Social value, Environmental value and Governance. KMI earned the highest assessment “S++” in three categories. Besides that, KMI is the only company that earned five starts both in Smart Work Management Survey and SDGs Management Survey by Nikkei.

The Grand Prix trophy was exhibited in the Konica Minolta stand at the Eco Products 2019 show (December 5-7) in Tokyo Big Sight. Many booth visitors and guests were interested in and praised our efforts. The chairperson of the jury panel compared Konica Minolta to a gymnastic champion with all-around world title who is quite strong in every routine.

In the future, while continuing to take into account for economic, social, and environmental factors, Konica Minolta will aim to link its business opportunities to both the enhancement of sustainable corporate values and the attainment of a sustainable society. Let’s together, we rethink today to redefine tomorrow!  

To read more on the survey results, please visit the URL as below:

About Nikkei SDGs Management Survey

Nikkei SDGs Management Survey makes assessment on how companies address societal, economic and environmental challenges and tying their efforts to enhancement of corporate values by integrating SDGs in their management. The survey reviews the participating companies’ efforts and initiatives through their responses to multi-faceted questionnaires in four categories: SDGs strategy and economic value, Social value, Environmental value and Governance.

About SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

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About Konica Minolta Business Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd

Established in 1981, Konica Minolta Business Solutions celebrates its 43rd year in business with a network of 12 branches throughout Malaysia to support its growing customer base. Drawing from the rich history of Konica Minolta which dates back to 1873; they are always evolving, and continue to provide innovative solutions to make the ‘Workplace of the Future’ a reality. The Company is committed to digitally transforming businesses with the goal of helping them save time and improve productivity. From information management to technology-enabling tools; Konica Minolta Business Solutions offer a suite of services and hardware so businesses can access information at a faster pace, support mobility and optimise business processes with workflow automation. They also offer digital manufacturing solutions, state-of-the-art technology and continue to grow their organic print business covering office printing, production and industrial printing. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. For more information, please visit and follow KonicaMinoltaMY on Facebook and Linkedin

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