Certified to international standards: Konica Minolta’s Environmental Management System (EMS)
Konica Minolta Europe’s Environmental Management System (EMS) has been certified according to the international standard ISO 14001:2015. It was established in June 2017. The EMS is the company’s system and database which integrates procedures and processes for training of personnel, monitoring, summarising, and reporting of specialised environmental performance information for Konica Minolta’s internal and external stakeholders. Also its European subsidiaries Italy, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and UK as well as all Konica Minolta factories possess the certificate ISO 14001:2015.
Reduce environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and in the supply chain
Konica Minolta is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, from planning and development to procurement and production, distribution, sales and service, collection and recycling. All stages in the product life cycle are carefully monitored using analyses of general input and output, energy and resource efficiency, recycling and waste prevention, and are compliant with all relevant environmental and safety regulations.
Konica Minolta is not just committed to meeting its responsibilities directly, in terms of its own products' and services' immediate environmental impact. It is also committed to sustainability right along the supply chain, based on relationships of trust with its suppliers. Konica Minolta requires its business partners to consider labour issues (human rights), ethics, the environment, safety and health in their business operations. The company is also taking steps to address conflict mineral issues, by seeking to prevent violations of human rights in conflict areas from which mineral resources used in its products are sourced.