HOT INNOVATION AREA: CSR
The Konica Minolta People & Culture (P&C) team has embarked on the project of ethical sourcing – to ensure that the organisation ultimately supports human rights values in all its business processes. “Today, there are an estimated 45.8 million people in some form of modern slavery, more than half of which are found in global supply chains. In 2016, Konica Minolta made a commitment to play our role in respecting and promoting human rights. Not only is it the right thing to do, it makes good business sense,” says director of P&C Cindy Reid. An Ethical Sourcing Roadmap was created – an 18-month plan framed by five goals and 40 supporting activities that demonstrate human rights due diligence. The team launched a supplier engagement program along with the release of the Supplier Code of Conduct. They have also organised the first supplier sustainability briefing on ethical sourcing for suppliers, employees and NGOs.