Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., a provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies, announced last week that its parent company, Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., has been selected again this year for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global Index, one of the most recognized indices in the world for socially responsible investment (SRI).
This index is an evaluation in terms of the environment, society, and human rights of approximately 2,400 companies in 23 countries made by FTSE International Ltd., which is jointly owned by the British business newspaper The Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange.
"Konica Minolta has taken a proactive approach to CSR through an enhanced corporate management system that addresses environmental issues, a compliance system that covers broad ethical standards, and ongoing communication with stakeholders," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Currently, approximately 900 companies have been included in the FTSE4Good Global Index. Qualifying companies are selected semi-annually, and the selection criteria for the index are consistently revised according to the current state of SRI and CSR. Konica Minolta has been included since March 2003.