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Konica Minolta wins prestigious environmental award






Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd has won the prestigious Green Apple Award in recognition of its innovative environmental project, 'OPS Green Audit Process'. The Award was presented at a ceremony held in the House of Commons, Westminster. The presentation was made by Chris Hopkins, Managing Director of Ploughcroft to Claire Ham, Quality and Environmental Manager for Konica Minolta and representatives of the Quality and Environmental team.
The Green Apple Awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent environment group dedicated to promoting environmental conservation. The aim of the Green Apple Awards is to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice. Konica Minolta's awards submission for the Green Audit Process was considered by an independent panel of judges against nine criteria, including environmental benefit, innovation, economic benefit and quantative evidence of impact.


As part the Green Audit Process, Konica Minolta aims to reduce customer print fleets and volumes by installing improved efficiency devices, to reduce the environmental impact of customers' document production, with the consequent benefit of reducing operating costs. Customer businesses typically do not have the in-house resources to ascertain their current environmental performance and are able to utilise the successful Green Audit Process from Konica Minolta to calculate the amount of energy, paper and toner used by their devices. From this information, they are able to determine the amount of carbon dioxide generated and work towards a strategic plan of reductions.


Commenting on the Green Apple Award, Mr Kobayashi, Managing Directoror for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) stated, "We're delighted to have won this prestigious award in recognition of our pioneering Green Audit Process. At Konica Minolta we have developed a holistic approach to our customers' document workflow needs, encompassing every facet of the process, including environmental impact. This is part of our customer intimate approach. Konica Minolta has a primary objective to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 per cent through the life cycle of its products in the financial year 2015 compared with 2005. Through these proactive policies Konica Minolta seeks to conserve resources, preserve the earth's ecological balance and act as a friend to the environment."


For more information, please visit: www.konicaminolta.co.uk/ops