Konica Minolta on the war between Russia and Ukraine

Langenhagen, Germany, 22nd April 2022

Dear Valued Customer / Partner, 

As the shocking and abhorrent war in Ukraine continues, we would like to repeat again that we as Konica Minolta Europe condemn any act of violence and warfare.

We are adhering to the sanctions imposed by the international community including the EU, USA and Japan and have suspended financial transactions (since March 1st).

We regret that this might have an impact on your business, and understand that many companies and our partners have faced similar decisions. 

Regarding our help for our colleagues in Ukraine we have taken the following actions: 
  1. Over 100 Ukrainian employees and their family members fled Ukraine. Currently, 104 are in Poland (with 5 more expected), 3 are in Slovakia and 5 are in Germany. The Konica Minolta family has taken good care of them in organizing housing, psychological support, arranging administrative support and so on.
  2. Konica Minolta has paid the salaries of our Ukrainian colleagues in advance and will keep doing so.
  3. Konica Minolta, Inc. and Konica Minolta Japan have organized a matching donation resulting in 190,000 € that will benefit our local organisations for the support and expenses of our Ukrainian colleagues (e.g. salaries to be paid, other support programmes).
  4. European employees have privately organized help deliveries for specific needs such as specific drugs/medicines needed, baby food, hygienic products, kids clothing and others for colleagues and families of colleagues who remained in Ukraine and are cut off from deliveries. Through this programme, the colleagues have raised over 8,300 € and two deliveries took place already.

Our thoughts and very best wishes are with our colleagues in Ukraine. We are in touch with our colleagues from Ukraine and are making sure they have housing, medical and psychological care and all needed supplies when entering a neighboring country and we want to express our gratitude towards our colleagues in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany who are touchingly taking care of our Ukrainian colleagues and their families. Our gratitude also goes out to the entire global Konica Minolta family who are supporting in so many ways. 

First and foremost we wish that this war will end as soon as possible to avoid further misery, suffering, cruelty and losses. As Konica Minolta Europe we stand together for peace – for surely no one, of any given nationality, is in favor of a war – anywhere, at any time.

Tadahiko Sumitani, President Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe 
& European Management of Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe