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Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities Enhancing Quality of Life


Promoting Recycling  Effective Utilization of Resources in Manufacturing Operations (Waste)

In tandem with reducing the amount of waste produced during manufacturing operations, Komatsu engages in "zero emissions" activities to use waste materials as resources. Starting in FY2011, Komatsu set new medium-term goals for our recycling rate and for the amount of waste generated per unit, and we are working toward those goals. In an effort to attain zero emissions, Komatsu raised the target recycling rate which was 99.5% or greater by FY2015. Then in FY2013, the recycling rate was 99.5%, making it the third year in a row to achieve the mid-term goal early. Komatsu's mid-term goal is to have an above 95% recycling rate in our overseas operations by FY2015, and is working towards effective re-use of waste accordingly.

Komatsu had projected cuts in the amount of waste materials generated per unit of manufacturing value in FY2015 of 20% or greater, compared to the FY2005 level. As a result of strict adherence to separated-waste collection and increased conversion of waste materials to resources, the amount of waste materials generated per unit has been trimmed by 33.3%, compared to the FY2005 level. Komatsu aims to continue its effective separated waste collection policy to achieve its medium-term goals.

Amount of Waste Generated (Data coverage: Komatsu Ltd.

and the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)

Amount of Waste Generated (Data coverage: Komatsu Ltd. and the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)

Amount of Waste Generated(Data coverage: The Komatsu Group

manufacturing facilities in overseas)

Amount of Waste Generated (Data coverage: Komatsu Ltd. and the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in overseas)