Konica Minolta International has been awarded a global leadership position on the Climate A List by CDP for the fifth time. CDP is a highly regarded international not-for-profit organization engaged in activities to realize a sustainable economy.
The Climate A List consists of companies that have been recognized as global leaders for their actions and strategies in response to climate change.
Of more than 5 800 companies around the world that were covered by CDP’s survey, only 270 companies were included on the Climate A List 2021 for their actions to reduce carbon emissions and help mitigate climate change.
Furthermore, Konica Minolta has also been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, one of the most prestigious global indices of Environment Social Governance investment, for the ninth consecutive year.
In the annual review of the 2 500 largest companies, 323 companies have been listed on the DJSI World, including Konica Minolta.
“Konica Minolta is striving to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, while facilitating the evolution of the business community and human society. Within South Africa, we have planted in excess of 50 000 trees at schools, clinics, museums, community centers and RDP homes over the course of the past 13 years,” says Marc Pillay, CEO of Konica Minolta South Africa.
“Aside from improving air quality, releasing oxygen and helping to mitigate global warming by sequestering carbon dioxide, these trees also reduce storm-water runoff, thereby reducing erosion and possible flooding and provide habitat and food for a variety of birds, animals and insects,” adds Pillay.
“We are very proud of this greening initiative and on the eco legacy that it is going to leave behind,” concludes Pillay.