ESG, or Environmental, Social and Governance, factors for Konica Minolta and its customers

31. 05. 2024 | Natalie Bezděková

Despite rising energy prices over the past two decades, Konica Minolta customers’ electricity costs for printing equipment have remained stable since 2006. This is a remarkable fact, especially in the context of rising energy prices.

The electricity consumption of the most commonly used Konica Minolta MFPs in the country has fallen by 32% over the last 17 years. This shows the technological progress and emphasis on energy efficiency.

Devices developed since 2006 achieve only a quarter of the energy consumption of their predecessors in their power saving mode. This is important in terms of energy efficiency efforts.

Konica Minolta also promotes environmentally friendly printing by using toners made from biomass and packaging made from recycled plastics. This marks not only a technological advance, but also an effort to make production processes more environmentally friendly.

Working with Konica Minolta can therefore mean the opportunity for customers to improve their ESG reports and have a more beneficial overall relationship with the environment and sustainability.

One of the reasons for this success is the investment in technology and research that enables Konica Minolta to produce equipment with lower energy consumption and more environmentally friendly materials. This innovation means not only savings in operating costs for customers, but also improved ratings in ESG criteria.

The results of Konica Minolta’s analysis show that the average company with ten multifunctional machines in 2006 paid CZK 26,247 annually for their electricity consumption. In 2023, the cost will be essentially the same, 27 471 crowns, despite the fact that the price of electricity in the tariff has increased from 4.50 to 7 crowns per kWh between those years.

This data shows that investing in modern and efficient technologies pays off not only in terms of operating costs, but also in terms of sustainability and environmental impact.

Konica Minolta is thus not only a supplier of printing equipment to its customers, but also a partner in their efforts to reduce environmental impact and improve ESG reporting.

This commitment is also reflected in other areas of Konica Minolta’s business. For example, toner bottles are made from recycled plastics and the toners themselves contain at least 9% biomass. This means that the process of producing printing materials is also environmentally friendly.

Further proof of Konica Minolta’s commitment to sustainability is the awards the company has received from renowned international organisations dealing with environmental and corporate social responsibility. Working with Konica Minolta is therefore not only an investment in technological progress, but also in a sustainable future.


Author of this article

Natalie Bezděková

I am a student of Master's degree in Political Science. I am interested in marketing, especially copywriting and social media. I also focus on political and social events at home and abroad and technological innovations. My free time is filled with sports, reading and a passion for travel.


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