Moreover, we are compliant with European laws and regulations applying to our business. Following are mentioned some of them.
Modern Slavery Act:
Pursuant to the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010, Konica Minolta states that it has taken the measures to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains and in any part of the business. More information in the transparency statement.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH):
EU regulatory framework that requires the registration and management of all chemical substances used in businesses in accordance with their conditions of use to ensure safe assessment of chemical substances. Konica Minolta is compliant.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE):
EU Directive; in Europe, the company has adopted measures in conformity with the EU Directive WEEE on the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment and is compliant with this directive.
Circular Economy Package:
Set of measures to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy, boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs. We take measures to support the achievement of the European circular economy goal.
European Voluntary Agreement for Printers (EVAP):
Voluntary agreement since 2011 that establishes a set of targets to be met for all products sold on the EU market. Requirements for energy-efficiency and duplexing availability must be met by at least 90% of products sold. Also the agreement aims to reduce the environmental footprint of imaging equipment – both by design and by helping customers make informed choices during purchase and usage of the equipment. Konica Minolta is signatory to this agreement.
Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS):
EU Directive that restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. Konica Minolta is compliant with the RoHS Directive.
Eco Design Directive:
EU Directive that provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products. Konica Minolta is compliant with the relevant Eco Design Directives.
EU Directive that regulates the manufacture and disposal of batteries in the European Union with the aim of improving the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators. Konica Minolta is compliant.
Responsible Product Life Cycle & Supply Chain
Konica Minolta is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle
Konica Minolta is committed to reducing environmental impact throughout the product life cycle, from planning and development to procurement and production, distribution, sales and service, collection and recycling. All stages in the product life cycle are carefully monitored using analyses of general input and output, energy and resource efficiency, recycling and waste prevention, and are compliant with all relevant environmental and safety regulations.
Konica Minolta is committed to sustainability throughout the supply chain
We are not just committed to meeting its responsibilities directly, in terms of its own products' and services' immediate environmental impact. It is also committed to sustainability right along the supply chain, based on relationships of trust with its suppliers. Konica Minolta requires its business partners to consider labour issues (human rights), ethics, the environment, safety and health in their business operations. The Group is also taking steps to address conflict mineral issues, by seeking to prevent violations of human rights in conflict areas from which mineral resources used in its products are sourced.