Tokyo (May 11, 2012) - Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index by FTSE International Limited (FTSE) in the U.K., one of the best known indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI) communities. This is the ninth year in a row that Konica Minolta earned this recognition.
Corporations around the world are evaluated by FTSE on criteria such as environment, social and corporate governance and only those which meet strict standards are included in the index to be supplied as selection reference for investors and SRI funds with extensive interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability performance. That will help investors choose to invest in companies that meet a series of globally recognized social responsibility standards.
In the most recent evaluation, Konica Minolta has been awarded with a full score in the environmental aspect, as well as high marks in the governance aspect. Under the Communication Message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” the Konica Minolta Group strives to meet the expectations of society, by delivering products and services with smaller environmental impact through its proprietary new technologies, along with maintaining a highly transparent management for enhanced corporate governance. Aggressively developing the Group's advantages into social values, Konica Minolta continues to drive its global management with CSR on a firm business footing.
Besides the FTSE4Good Global Index, Konica Minolta has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index by Dow Jones and Switzerland-based SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) Group and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index. The company has also been awarded with Prime Status by Germany-based oekom research AG, among the best companies for CSR in its worldwide industry segment.
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