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Our Approach to CSR

External Evaluations and Activities to Date

Commendations from Assessment Bodies

•  Selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Indices (DJSI World and DJSI Asia Pacific), SRI indexes developed by S&P Dow Jones Indices (U.S.) and RobecoSAM (Switzerland)
•  Selected for inclusion in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes, SRI indexes developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (U.S.)
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•  Selected for inclusion in the index of companies recognized for their contribution to sustainable development by NYSE Euronext and Vigeo (As of December, 2016)
• Selected for inclusion in the listing of SRI issues developed by Morningstar (As of December, 2016)
•  Rated as “Prime” among 35 machinery companies in the December 2015 social responsibility ratings by Oekom, a Germany-based independent CSR assessment company
•  Selected as a leading company of the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by CDP
•  Selected as one of 40 “2016 Nadeshiko Brand” companies by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange
•  Selected as one of 15 companies excelling in ESG by the Tokyo Stock Exchange as part of its “+YOU” project supporting Japanese economic growth

External Evaluations for CSR Activities (FY2015)

2015AprilAwarded the “FY2015 JSME Medal for New Technology” by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) for the development of the ICT Bulldozer and ICT Hydraulic Excavator which revolutionizes the work configuration of construction sites
MaySelected as “Competitive IT Strategy Company” by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as a company proactively utilizing IT for management innovation and strengthening competitiveness.
JulyAwazu Plant awarded the “Good Factory Award - Manufacturing CSR Contribution Award” of Japan Management Association
SeptemberKomatsu's activity to install portable toilets for women awarded the “Japan Toilet Award -- Award of Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment and Minister of State for Gender Equality”
SeptemberSelected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (World and Asia Pacific)
NovemberSelected by CDP as “Leading Company for Climate Change Information Disclosure”
NovemberRanked 17th overall (out of 535 companies) under the “NICES FY2015” company rating system by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
DecemberSelected as “Prime” by “oekom Research” as ESG Excelling Company within the industry
2016JanuarySmart Construction, Komatsu's support service for construction job sites awarded the “Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards -- Nikkei Awards for Excellence ”
JanuaryRanked 10th (out of 705 companies) in the Manufacturing Sector in Nihon Keizai Shimbun's 19th Environmental Management Survey
FebruarySelected for inclusion in listing of “Thomson Reuterís Top 100 Global Innovators 2015”
FebruaryDefense Systems Division awarded the Energy Conservation Center, Japan's “Energy Conservation Prize (Case Category) Energy Conservation Center Chairman's Award”
FebruaryAwarded as a winner in “Corporate Governance of the Year 2015” by Japan Association of Corporate Directors
FebruaryKomatsu Environmental Report Digest 2015 awarded the “19th Environmental Communication Award --Excellence Award” from the Global Environment Forum of the Ministry of the Environment
FebruaryRanked 3rd overall (out of 1,325 companies) in Toyo Keizai's 10th “CSR Company Ranking”
MarchSelected for “Nadeshiko Brand 2016” as a business that excels in promoting career development for women
MarchReceived “CSR Award from Governor of West Java” (Komatsu Undercarridge Indonesia)
MaySelected for inclusion in the “Euronext Vigeo World 120” index

CSR Activities to Date (FY2015)

2015AprilStarted “Hanaiku” at Komatsu-no-Mori in Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture for the local kindergarteners
DecemberNew administration of “International Advisory Board (IAB)” (Start of the 7th Management of IAB and establishment of “IAB for High Technology & Innovation”)
2016MarchOsaka plant concluded the “Osaka Biodiversity Partner Agreement” with Osaka Prefecture, Osaka Prefecture University, the Research Institute of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries of Osaka Prefecture, and Osaka City
AprilContinued to support the second period of the human resources development project in Liberia promoted by the Japanese government and UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
AprilConcluded an agreement with Cummins Inc. of the United States to collaborate in global social contribution activities