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Konica Minolta Awarded Grand Prix for its Environmental Consciousness

Each of Konica Minolta’s products and policies is designed to reduce energy consumption and paper wastage.

Konica Minolta has received the Grand Prix award at the first Nikkei SDGs Management Grand Prix. The platform recognizes businesses that are actively addressing environmental, societal, and economic challenges, and taking this a step further by integrating SDGs in their corporate practices to enhance corporate values. 

Each of Konica Minolta’s products and policies is designed to reduce energy consumption and paper wastage. The production process for its proprietary polymerised toner technology, Simitri HDE, reduces the carbon footprint and sulphurous/nitrous emissions and consumes minimal energy.

The company is now working towards furthering its vision and efforts towards achieving the SDGs by creating new values and developing solutions in association with its customers in India. Konica Minolta India has been compliant with the norms and guidelines mandated under the E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016, by the Government of India. The brand has also initiated a collection drive to enable its production printing customers to achieve the same compliance with the rules pertaining to e-waste. To facilitate this, it is conducting a collection of empty toner bottles and used/defective spare parts from customers. The drive began on January 15th, 2020, and is being carried out in all metro cities to create an avenue for customers to do their part for the larger mission to build a greener, more sustainable future.

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