Compliance

At Konica Minolta 'compliance' is not only about obeying national and international laws, but also adhering to corporate ethics and rules. The Konica Minolta Charter of Corporate Behaviour was created with this understanding in mind. It defines the principles that guide compliance for the entire Group. And is essential for Group governance. 
 
The Konica Minolta Group Guidance details our commitment to acting in compliance with international social norms. This includes the United Nations Global Compact, which Konica Minolta, Inc. is a signatory, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
 
CSR-Related Principles, Charters and Norms that Konica Minolta endorses or observes:
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Japan Business Federation - "Charter of Corporate Behaviour"
  • EICC Code of Conduct

CSR-Related Groups in which Konica Minolta participates:
  • Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)
  • Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI)
  • Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Responsible Minerals Trade Working Group, Conflict-Free Sourcing Working Group

We are also compliant with European laws and regulations applying to our business. This includes:
 
Modern Slavery Act.
In accordance with the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the California Transparency in Supply Chain Act of 2010. Konica Minolta has taken measures to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or in any part of the business. More information can be found in our transparency statement
 
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
This EU regulatory framework requires the registration and management of all chemical substances used in businesses to comply with their conditions of use ensuring safe assessment of chemical substances.
 
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) EU Directive
Konica Minolta has adopted measures in conformity with this EU directive relating to the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
 
Circular Economy Package
A set of measures to:
  • stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy
  • boost global competitiveness
  • foster sustainable economic growth
  • generate new jobs. 
We take measures to support the achievement of this European circular economy goal. 
 
European Voluntary Agreement for Printers (EVAP), 2011
A voluntary agreement that established a set of targets to be met for all products sold on the EU market. It requires energy efficiency and duplexing availability to be met by at least 90% of products sold.
The agreement also 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.

Restriction of certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
An EU Directive that restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
 
Eco Design Directive
An EU Directive that provides rules for improving the environmental performance of products.
 
Battery Directive
An EU Directive that regulates the manufacture and disposal of batteries in the European Union. The aim is to improve the environmental performance of batteries and accumulators.