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Komatsuís Environmental and Social Activities Data

Environmental Education

The basic framework for education in the Komatsu group divides functions in a way where education of common knowledge is supervised by the Head Office and specific education, unique or distinct to occupation, is administered by respective divisions.

The environmental education for FY2012 followed a curriculum that was in essence the same as that of the previous year. We continued emphasizing education on environmental laws in FY2012, which has been our focus since FY2010. In addition, in FY2012, we rigorously engaged in programs targeting employees to raise awareness over the importance of conserving biodiversity. In regards to increasing licensed personnel relating to the environment, we plan to promote the acquisition of their qualification.

Courses in Environmental Education and Training in Japan

(excluding general environmental courses)

Organizer No. Course name Target Participants
FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Head Office 1 Advanced environmental education
(held every two years)
Environmental specialists
(Komatsu and affiliates)
16 - 16 -
2 Overview of the ISO14000 series Managers
(Komatsu, affiliates, and business associates)
55 83 74 72
3 Training of internal auditors / Refresher courses Environmental auditors
(Komatsu, affiliates, and business associates)
40 273 103 380
4 Development and manufacturing (introductory) Development and manufacturing staff
(for second-year employees)
182 112 266 248
5 Environmental training for manufacturing engineers Assistant foremen/ foremen/ manufacturing engineers/ students of Komatsu Institute of Technology 91 114 158 160
6 Training new employees New Employees
(Komatsu and affiliates)
115 200 229 354
7 Lectures on the environment, experience-oriented education Komatsu Group employees 398 1,002 1,300 1,316
8 Education to refresh environmental understanding,
Komatsu Group managers and employees 237 194 251 153
9 Education for biodiversity Komatsu Group employees - - 889 252
Divisions overseeing environmental management at plants 1 Education in the basics of auditing Managers and employees 98 99 183 221
2 Overview of the ISO14000 series Managers and employees 836 468 409 183
3 Training of internal auditors Environmental auditors 7 26 27 38
4 Training new employees New Employees 1,116 1,240 1,020 940
5 Regulatory education and personnel exchange Employees (and other participants) 517 448 1,232 1,066
6 Specialist training Environmental conservation practitioners (persons involved in regulatory affairs, etc.) 2,466 952 2,165 2,561
In addition to the education and training courses listed above, Komatsu also held courses dealing with environmental issues intended for sales agents.

Number of Persons Having Environment-related Certificate

Certificate name Number of persons with certificate*
FY2009 FY2010 FY2011 FY2012
Pollution control administrators 177(39) 178(33) 241(33) 230(33)
Energy administrators 48(13) 42(10) 45(10) 45(10)
Environmental management system auditors 7 6 6 4
Figures in parentheses indicate the number of officers required.