Company Commits to Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace
MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Feb. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. (Konica Minolta) today announced Sam Errigo has joined more than 2,400 CEOs and Presidents in signing the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion pledge. CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion is the largest U.S. CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The coalition offers opportunities to network with peers around DEI topics, resources, mentoring programs and more.
“One of Konica Minolta’s strengths as a global company is that employees of different national origins, orientations, beliefs, cultures, languages, genders, ages and expertise work together in regions all over the world,” said Sam Errigo, President and CEO, Konica Minolta. “It is this employee diversity that leads to innovative thinking, original ideas and value generation. Partnering with CEO Action aligns extremely well with our own ideals – this initiative is the very embodiment of “Inclusive and Collaborative,” one of the six core values that make up the Konica Minolta philosophy.”
Konica Minolta strives to be a model corporate citizen, and is making strides to drive diversity, equity and inclusion with meaningful progress. The company’s inclusion commitments include:
- Emphasizing what employees need to flourish at work, including continuous review of hiring, development, promotion and compensation practices, to ensure equality for all employees
- Hosting monthly “speaker series” sessions with its women’s business resource group, Step Forward
- Championing LGBTQ+ employees and allies via dedicated programming and executive sponsorship
- Implementing voluntary inclusion learning for all U.S. and Canadian employees
- Adding Juneteenth to the company holiday calendar in direct response to employee feedback and to deepen organizational commitment to racial justice
- Offering a platform for DEI programming that celebrates difference and showcases the company’s vibrant culture
- Partnering with customers to advocate for the empowerment and advancement of women via professional development, networking and sharing best practices
- Activating employees to volunteer in the local community
“Konica Minolta is committed to upholding a culture that truly values the unique talents we each bring to the workplace and places a premium on belonging,” said Nikki Jones, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Konica Minolta. “We are working hard to demonstrate through words and concrete actions that Konica Minolta is a welcoming and rewarding place to work for people of all identities and backgrounds. Signing the CEO Action pledge shows how serious we are about being change agents and contributing to a better society for everyone.”
Broadening its commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion and adding value to society, in 2022 Konica Minolta launched its Step Together program, a new initiative for the empowerment of women in its dealer channel. Modeled after Step Forward, the program is intended to inspire the professional development of women within the office technology industry, and bring them together for support, collaboration and inspiration. Through fun and engaging networking events the program builds community, creates a positive environment in which to share experiences and supports intentional leaders. Konica Minolta is the first and only manufacturer to bring together the women of the office technology industry in this fashion.
Learn more about Konica Minolta’s DEI initiatives online.
View the CEOs and Presidents who have signed the pledge here.
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta’s journey started 150 years ago, with a vision to see and do things differently. We innovate for the good of society and the world. The same purpose that kept us moving then, keeps us moving now. Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) Ltd. is reshaping and revolutionizing the workplace to achieve true connectivity through the Intelligent Connected Workplace. With our comprehensive portfolio, we deliver solutions to leverage mobility and cloud services and optimize business processes with workflow automation. Konica Minolta’s IT Services Division offers a range of IT strategy, support and network security solutions across all verticals. Konica Minolta has been recognized by Brand Keys as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier market for sixteen consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for nine years in a row. We partner with our customers to give shape to ideas and work to bring value to our society. For more information, please visit www.konicaminolta.ca and follow Konica Minolta on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter (@KonicaMinoltaCA) , and Instagram!
Konica Minolta Media Relations – Canada
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