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Social Contributions

Basic Stance on Social Contributions

Komatsu holds the firm conviction that contributing to society leads to raising its corporate value over the long term and the Group as a whole proactively engages in social contribution activities on a continuing basis to fulfill one part of its corporate social responsibilities.

Komatsu's basic stance on social contributions (the purpose and the five basic principles concerning social contributions) is as follows.


Purpose

The Komatsu Group and its employees will contribute to society as members of the local community.

Basic Principles

Contributions shall be:

◆ Consistent

◆ In the public interest

◆ Voluntary

◆ Acceptable by employees

◆ Not aimed at advertisement

Major Areas of Activity

Komatsu's main activities for social contributions are in the following areas.

● Supporting the Flower Association of Japan (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)

● Promoting culture and education and local community development

● Promoting sports

● Providing humanitarian assistance and recovery from disasters


Contributing to Local Communities

Making Business Units Open to the Public

In addition to opening up its gymnasium, field, tennis courts, and various other recreational facilities, Komatsu hosts various events so as to foster harmony and a spirit of coexistence with local communities.


Holding "Open House" Day

Komatsu convenes "open house" days at its business units on a regular basis, taking advantage of various events to enhance the local community's understanding of its business operations.


Running Kids' Tour of Working Vehicles at the Komatsu Techno Center

Twice a year, the Komatsu Techno Center in the city of Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan runs a Kids' Tour of Working Vehicles, which allows the children to come into direct contact with large construction equipment.

Through this tour Komatsu hopes to foster children's dreams and furnish an opportunity for parents and children to play together, thereby encouraging deeper understanding towards construction equipment and Komatsu's corporate ideal.

Kids' Tour of Working Vehicles at the Komatsu Techno Center

Kids' Tour of Working Vehicles at the Komatsu Techno Center

Promoting Sports

The Women's Judo Club, established as a part of ongoing contribution activities since 1991, held a celebration ceremony for its 20th anniversary at the Eitai Dojo training hall located in the Koto Ward of Tokyo. Komatsu established this club thinking of reasons such as how judo is part of amateur athletics, that it is an international sport that holds competitions worldwide, and at the time there were few corporations that had activities in women's judo, 20 years since then, members of the Komatsu Judo Club, both former and present, reached 73 individuals from 1 to 21 tract students. Former members now return to the training hall with their children.

Group photo of the 20th anniversary celebration ceremony

Group photo of the 20th anniversary celebration ceremony

At the World Judo Championships held in Paris in August, 2011, Haruna Asami won the gold medal and Mika Sugimoto won the bronze. When our judo athletes participated in competitions in Brazil, Russia, China, UAE, Kazakhstan, Germany, and Hungary, employees all over the world from Komatsu plants and offices gathered to the arena cheered for our competitors, strengthening the feeling of unity in the corporation.

In other events, Komatsu is supporting the training of children for the next generation of competitors by opening judo classes in Japan and other parts of the world. We taught Judo to 110 children in Yaroslavi, Russia, and those in the disaster sites affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake as well.

Judo classes held in Yaroslavi, Russia

Judo classes held in Yaroslavi, Russia

Supporting the Flower Association of Japan

As one of its contributions to society, Komatsu has been supporting the Flower Association of Japan* since it was established in 1962, an organization that develops venues for viewing cherry blossoms and cultivates local environments rich in flowers, to thereby foster areas of beauty and abundant greenery. The activities of the Flower Association of Japan center on supporting both its members throughout Japan, as well as local residents associations, to create spaces filled with flowers and greenery.

*Designated as an organization serving the public good by approval of the Prime Minister as of December 2009.


Creating Venues Renowned for Cherry Blossoms and Revitalizing Famous Sites

The Association supports those entrusted with developing venues for viewing cherry blossoms and including them in urban planning, and supplies them with free cherry saplings. It provides advice on how to plant and raise the saplings and offers follow-up care after the saplings are delivered. The Association is also active in preserving and revitalizing existing cherry blossom viewing venues. When trees at old noted sites become diseased or weakened due to environmental changes, the organization uses its accumulated expertise to provide advice on how to restore the trees to vigor.

Cherry trees blooming around Kameyama Castle in the City of Ono in Fukui Prefecture. The Fukui chapter of the Flower Association of Japan succeeded in revitalizing diseased cherry trees at this site.

Cherry trees blooming around Kameyama Castle in the City of Ono in Fukui Prefecture. The Fukui chapter of the Flower Association of Japan succeeded in revitalizing diseased cherry trees at this site.

The Yuki Farm, a Major Venue for Cherry Blossom Viewing

The Yuki Farm in the city of Yuki in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan is a base for tree doctors and experts in tissue culturing who support the activities of members and local residents of various regions. This is a major location for fostering the creation of venues for cherry blossom viewing. The farm produces some 30,000 cherry saplings annually and boasts one of the largest cherry tree collections in the world, with 1,000 trees of 350 varieties under cultivation in its onsite exhibition garden. Research is also underway to produce cherry saplings from tissue cultures.


Cities in Bloom

The National Competition of Japan in Bloom was initially proposed by Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism as a way to establish a nationwide civic movement to develop local environments in bloom. It was inaugurated in 1991. The competition will be held for the 20th time in 2010, providing ample proof that it has spread nationwide. The Flower Association of Japan, in its capacity as secretariat for the competition, is fostering familiar flowers and greenery, and is encouraging the creation of spaces that are rich in flowers and greenery, while supporting residents associations and local authorities in these activities.