Konica Minolta selects artist for its first Reconciliation Action Plan

During a NAIDOC Week webinar held for employees, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia (Konica Minolta Australia) announced the artist and revealed the artwork selected for the design of its first ever Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 

Konica Minolta Australia launched its RAP taskforce made up of committed representatives from its 500-strong workforce during Reconciliation Week in June 2020. The taskforce is charged with driving work in this area and will publish its first RAP later this year. 

Konica Minolta was looking for an artwork that reflected the business and its vision, and the caring and collaborative culture of the organisationto integrate into the design of its first RAP. 

Jasmine Sarina proud Kamilaroi and Jerringa woman from NSW, was chosen for her beautiful and dynamic artworkTransient – Part 1, which is part of a graphic artwork series that Jasmine created in 2018 to depict the way people move and connect through the various technological landscapes of our daily environment. It symbolises Konica Minolta’s visual commitment towards reconciliation. 

Jasmine is a self-taught visual artist and graphic designer. Her artwork tells the story of her experiences growing up and her ongoing journey in this world.  

Jasmine’s work appealed to Konica Minolta because of the natural colours and networking themes in her work as well as Jasmine’s philosophy of bringing contemporary methods and concepts to the oldest culture on earth.  

Yohei Konaka, Chairman and Managing Director, Konica Minolta Australia, said, “At Konica Minolta, creating value for customers and society is at the core of our philosophy and I am pleased that we are now formalising our commitment to reconciliation. This is a natural extension of Konica Minolta’s work and commitment to equality and creating opportunities for employees, customers, and the society in which we operate through our many diversity and inclusion initiatives.  

Transient – Part 1 is a reflection of Konica Minolta Australia ‘giving shape’ to its commitment to reconciliation. We are all very excited about the opportunity to work together closely to explore the creative possibilities of combining Konica Minolta’s innovative layering print technologies with Jasmine’s cultural influences, creativity and vision.  

Konica Minolta is committed to acting as a business to contribute to the reconciliation journey between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and all other people in the community, to help improve life outcomes and opportunities and to create a better future for society at large. Konica Minolta has a deep commitment to respecting human rights and, in 2018, was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Business Award. 

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 About Konica Minolta Australia  

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market-leading provider of trusted technology solutions for enterprise, government, small business, education and manufacturing.  

Konica Minolta Australia helps Australian organisations keep pace with the needs of the changing workplace to start leveraging the technology of tomorrow today.  

Through innovation and investment in building a portfolio of technology solutions that will help organisations shape their future workplace, Konica Minolta Australia has key partnerships that extend its offering into future products such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML); robotics; robotic process automation (RPA); data analytics; and 3D, now.  

Part of the future workplace includes creating businesses, and working with businesses, that are responsible for their impact on and contribution to employees, key stakeholders and the wider community. Konica Minolta Australia actively promotes and innovates in these areas through gender equality, ethical supply chain and climate change action strategies.  

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