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Konica Minolta wins SAM Silver Class for second year

Company one of 92 chosen for environmental award


March 15, 2011
by Purchasing b2b staff

MISSISSAUGA: Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd’s parent company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc, has been awarded the SAM Silver Class for the second consecutive year.

The Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM), based in Switzerland, is an investment boutique focused on sustainability investing. Every year, SAM invites the world’s largest 2,500 companies to participate in a corporate sustainability assessment, and results are analyzed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value. SAM has released its annual Sustainability Yearbook 2011, in which 103 companies were awarded Gold Class, 92 companies—including Konica Minolta Holdings—took home Silver Class, and 77 companies Bronze Class.

“Konica Minolta believes that the SAM Silver Class accolade reflects its group-wide commitment toward social and environmental consideration,” says Kevin Kern, senior vice-president, marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Inc.

In addition to the SAM Silver Class, Konica Minolta has been selected in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World by Canada-based Corporate Knights Inc. and included in Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index by Dow Jones and SAM Group, FTSE4Good Global Index of the UK-based FTSE Group, and the Japan-based Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index.