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Japan's Konica Minolta to go 100% renewable by 2050

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February 18 (Renewables Now) – Japanese electronics company Konica Minolta Inc (TYO:4902) has joined the RE100 initiative after committing to source 100% renewable electricity for its business operations by 2050, the company’s US subsidiary announced on Thursday.

Konica Minolta said it would expand the use of renewable power in the medium and long-term, and consider the optimal sourcing for each region beginning with production sites outside of Japan.

As of February 12, a total of 162 companies around the world are part of the RE100 initiative.

In addition to formulating its own long-term environmental policy, dubbed Eco Vision 2050, the company also joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) pledging to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from across its value chain 60% by 2030 from 2005 levels.

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