CO2 reduction and green electricity
Our overall target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% has already reached 49%. This has been achieved by reducing the amount of CO2 produced during product usage by 79% between 2016 and 2005. Green electricity is used at our German offices, creating zero CO2 emissions.
"Bike2Work" employee activity programme to reduce CO2
In Germany and the Czech Republic, Konica Minolta employees can take part in the Bike2Work action project by using their bicycles instead of cars to travel to work in the summer months. This enables them to demonstrate their responsibility to the environment and improve their own health. Since 2014, Konica Minolta employees have cycled more than 110,000 kilometres and helped to save more than 20 tons of CO2 emissions by not driving this distance in their cars.
Internal carbon offsetting
Konica Minolta Europe compensates for unavoidable carbon emissions by supporting certified climate protection projects. This makes us a 'climate neutral' company, and our European headquarters at Langenhagen has been operating climate neutrally since January 2018. Konica Minolta also offsets CO2 produced during its events, and has offset all printing at Langenhagen since 2015. When Konica Minolta customers also use the Enabling Carbon Neutrality programme to print carbon-neutrally, Konica Minolta offsets any emissions produced in manufacturing and transporting its product as well. This is done for all Office and Production Printing devices, ensuring a totally carbon-neutral lifecycle. More than 9 million kg of CO2 have been saved in this way to date (as of August 2018).