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Konica Minolta Environmental Policy

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The Konica Minolta Group aims to promote sustainable development and profitable growth.

According to an announcement made by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), greenhouse gas emissions in 2004 were 49 billion t-CO2, which, divided by a population of 6.4 billion people, amounts to 7.66 t-CO2 per person per year. The amount of greenhouse gas that the earth can absorb naturally is thought to be 11.4 billion t-CO2. Divided by the projected population of 9.2 billion people in 2050, this figure amounts to 1.24 t-CO2 per person per year—which corresponds to a reduction of about 80% of current annual per capita emissions.

Based on these estimates, Konica Minolta's Eco Vision 2050 sets a target of 80% reduction in CO2 emissions throughout the product life cycle in 2050, with 2005 as the baseline. In addition, the Medium-Term Environmental Plan 2015 uses backcasting from this target to set a target of 20% reduction by fiscal 2015.

Here is their charter, entitled, "Management Based On Facts".

1.Working toward a sustainable society as a global citizen
In response to the call for a sustainable society, we will conduct business activities from the perspective of on-going enhancement of performance in environmental preservation, economic growth and social responsibilities (ethics). Every one of us will enhance its knowledge and awareness on the environment, economies and societies on a global scale and act with responsibility in pursuit of a sustainable society.

2.Compliance with laws and other requirements
We will comply with legal requirements in respective countries and regions, as well as our Group standards. In addition, we will respect, in an equitable manner, expectations of our stakeholders and consensus in the international community.

3.Consideration for the environment throughout the entire life cycle of products and services
We are committed to reducing the environmental load in all stages throughout the entire life cycle of products and services, recognizing that responsibility for a product rests with its manufacture.

4.Initiatives to counter global warming
We will continuously reduce greenhouse gas emissions that derive from our business activities from the perspective of the life cycle of our products and services throughout the entire Group, recognizing that global warming is one of the most important world issues.

5.Initiatives toward a recycling-oriented society
We are always reviewing what we can do as a corporate citizen in order to create recycling-oriented society while striving for minimizing consumption of natural resources and promoting "Zero Waste Emission" activities. In addition, we will accelerate initiatives for the recovery and recycling of end-of-life products and packaging materials.

6.Prevention of chemical pollution and minimization of potential risks to the environment
We will take every countermeasure for preventing chemical pollutions, recognizing that chemical substances can impose significant impact on human health and safety and the environment. At the same time, we will continuously suppress use of chemicals and reduce discharge volume in order to minimize environmental risks.

7.Promotion of information disclosure
We will execute accountability to all the stakeholders by actively disclosing environmental information and ensuring risk communication. We will as well make every effort to accomplish our commitment to the societies. Our Environmental Policy is to be disclosed to the public.

8.Establishment of environmental objectives and targets
We establish and administer environmental objectives, targets, and management programs to translate this Environmental Policy into reality. We will continuously review such objectives, targets and programs for further improvement of our environmental performance.











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