Konica Minolta has successfully passed the environmental audit according to the ISO 14001 standard for Germany and Austria. The service provider was awarded ISO 14001 status for both countries by DEKRA Certification GmbH on August 10, 2020. The certification represents another important element in Konica Minolta's environmental strategy under its Eco Vision 2050 and underscores its customer-centric approach to sustainability.

As expected, sales and incoming orders still significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic, but steady signs of recovery discernible
Earnings from restructuring the company pension plans deliver EBITDA excluding restructuring result of € 60 million
Sale of Gallus Group and CERM N.V. expected to yield earnings in mid-double-digit million euro range later in the current financial year
Early repayment of high-yield bond in September to result in sustainable improvement of the financial result
Forecast for financial year 2020/21 unchanged

After months of effort in containing the coronavirus in the country, China is now eager to boost its manufacturing recovery. In the digital and screen printing sector, industry players are expecting the domestic demand to slowly pick up and, as such, nearly 200 domestic and overseas brands have already registered for their booths at the debut DS Printech China to capitalise on the post COVID-19 rebound, from 28 – 30 October 2020.

Six years after suspending the production of variable size web printing presses, Muller Martini is selling MM Druckmaschinen GmbH, located in Maulburg, Germany, to Goebel Capital GmbH, in Baar/Eschenbach, Switzerland. The company will now be known as Goebel MMD GmbH. As a result, Muller Martini printing press customers will not only receive support over the long term, they will also benefit from the latest developments by Goebel.

The economic business operations of the ZELLCHEMING Association will be outsourced to a GmbH (limited liability company) in the coming months, while the non-profit part will remain. This is the result of a survey by postal vote with the possibility of online voting: A clear majority (64.34 %) of ZELLCHEMING members expressed their support on the cut-off date 31 July 2020 for a clear separation of voluntary association life and economic activities in future.

FUJIFILM Europe GmbH (President, Masato “Mark” Yamamoto) has continued its commitment to take a lead on green issues through adopting new Fujifilm Group wide environmental measures and revised emissions-related targets, in a bid to accelerate Fujifilm’s climate change initiatives and impact.

WAN-IFRA Women in News (WIN) Leadership Accelerator programme kicks off in Vietnam. The 2-month long (August-September 2020) career training for women journalists and editors will include sessions on career development, media management, and gender balance in content. With COVID-19 changing the way news organisations operate, the programme will help women journalists acquire new skills and build their capacity for more successful careers.

Company pays back existing high-yield bond with term until 2022 before maturity
On September 9, 2020, remaining € 150 million of bond plus accrued interest will be repaid from cash resources
Payback permanently releases Heidelberg from high interest payments and creates further financial flexibility

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