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Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities Enhancing Quality of Life


Pursuing Environmental Management  Environmental Action Plan and Results for FY2012 (Manufacturing)

Mitigation of climate change (energy conservation)

·Make a 20% improvement by FY2010 (average of the FY2008 to 2012) in the amount of CO2 emissions per unit of manufacturing value compared to the FY2000 level at the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Improve 1% over the previous fiscal year
  • ·Improved 31.1% from the FY2000 level; attained a 4.1% improvement over the previous fiscal year
Achieve a 40% reduction by FY2015 compared to the 1990 level
Achieve a 43% reduction by FY2020 compared to the 1990 levels

·Curb total CO2 emissions to the FY1990 level (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Improve 1% over the previous fiscal year
  • ·Curbed total CO2 emissions by 35% compared to 1990 levels
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Effective utilization of resources

·Maintain or make further progress in attaining 99.5% or greater recyclability rate by FY2015 (improvement towards zero emissions)(Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Attain a recycling rate of 99.1% or greater
  • ·Attained a recycling rate of 99.6% across the Komatsu Group
By FY2015,
Japan: Attain a recycling rate of 99.5% or greater
Overseas: Attain a recycling rate of 95% or greater

·Achieve a reduction of more than 20% by FY2015 in the amount of waste generated per unit of manufacturing value compared to the FY2005 level (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Improve 1% over the previous fiscal year
  • ·Achieved a 41.3% reduction in the amount of waste generated per unit of manufacturing value over the FY2005 level
Achieve a 20% reduction by FY2015 compared to the 2005 level

·Achieve a reduction of more than 25% by FY2015 in the amount of water used per unit of manufacturing value compared to FY2005 (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Improve 3% over the previous fiscal year
  • ·Achieved a 39.8% reduction in the amount of water used per unit of manufacturing value over the FY2005 level
Achieve a 25% reduction by FY2015 compared with the 2005 level

Environmental risk management

·Implement voluntary reductions in the release of chemical substances including volatile organic compounds ("VOCs"), which constitute the majority of chemical substances released
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Establish a control system for chemical substances and reduce the amount of released chemical substances
  • ·Accomplished a 40.6% reduction in the amount of VOCs released per unit of manufacturing value over the FY2005 level
Achieve a 50% reduction compared with the FY2005 level

·Undertake soil and groundwater remediation (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Continue the cleanup
  • ·In progress
Complete the cleanup work

·Sequentially address each underground tank that has been in operation for 20 years or more (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
No applicable underground tanks
  • ·No applicable underground tanks
Sequentially address each underground tank that has been in operation for 20 years or more

Other

·Improve greenery rate by 20% or greater by FY2015 across the Komatsu Group. (Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities)
Objectives for FY2012 Results for FY2012 Medium- and long-term objectives
Greenery Rate 18.5% or greater
  • ·Komatsu Group achieved a total rate of 18.9%
Rate of 20% or greater by FY2015