By Penketh Group Insights Team
11th April 2019
You may or may not know that as part of Penketh Group, we also provide business supplies, AV technology and managed print solutions (MPS) alongside office fit out, interior design and commercial furniture.
Through our MPS offering, Datatech, we have partnered with market leading organisations, Kyocera and Konica Minolta to offer the best technology and decades’ worth of global experience in print and document management.
In this blog post, we want to share some exciting news about Konica Minolta, which provides yet another reason to bolster our loyalty to the brand and pride in calling them our trusted partner.
As of January 2019, Konica Minolta is now an official member of RE100 as part of its commitment to social value and eco-responsibility.
What is RE100?
RE100 is a global corporate leadership initiative which brings together businesses from around the world who share the aim to transition into 100% renewable energy usage by 2050 at the very latest.
According to its statistics, companies operating within the commercial and industrial sector account for around two thirds of the world’s end-of-use electricity. RE100 was created by The Climate Group in an attempt to turn this around and “transition to a clean economy”.
The movement was launched during Climate Week NYC in 2014 and has since experienced rapid global expansion into other countries looking to accelerate changes in business policies and practices.
Konica Minolta keeping eco-conscious company
Konica Minolta joins 161 other companies in becoming part of RE100, including some of the biggest international organisations – Facebook, Allianz, Nike, Coca Cola, Ikea, Nestle, Sony and Google, just to name a few.
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe and its German subsidiary are already making great headway in using energy from renewable sources. In fact, its European headquarters has been certified in complete carbon-free operation by Climate Partner GmbH.
Teresa Haller-Mangold, sustainability Team Manager at Konica Minolta told Dealer Support:
“By joining RE100, we are strengthening our commitment to sustainability even further. At Konica Minolta, we believe that reducing CO2 emissions and running our operations in alignment with future forms of energy use where reduction is not possible is a basic requirement to be able to grow sustainably.”
Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100 at The Climate Group, said:
“It’s fantastic to see another large Japanese multinational join RE100 and commit to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations. As a company built on technological innovation, it’s no wonder Konica Minolta knows getting future-ready means sourcing the cleanest, and increasingly the cheapest power globally available.”