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Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities Enhancing Quality of Life

Mitigating Climate Change (Initiatives to Mitigate Climate Change in Business Operations) Reducing CO2 Emissions in Manufacturing Operations

As part of our efforts to mitigate climate change, Komatsu has adopted an indicator of CO2 emissions per unit of manufacturing value with respect to the amount of electricity, fuel gas, fuel oil, and other types of energy used in manufacturing operations, the company established more aggressive mid to long term objectives in FY2013.

In 2010, to contribute to Post Kyoto Protocol climate change measures, a mid-term goal for 40% reduction compared to 1990 levels by 2015 was established but following the start of activities to halve power consumption, activities are under way to achieve an ambitious 54% reduction compared to FY2000 levels.

Energy-saving activities were undertaken through the establishment and start of high efficiency lines and removal of old lines along with adopting renewable energy and horizontal expansion of various production improvements revolving around the "Company-Wide Power Reduction Project Team" established in May 2012. As a result, the index for the CO2 emissions per unit of manufacturing value was reduced 36.9% compared to FY2000. CO2 emissions at Komatsuís overseas manufacturing sites have also been cut 33% compared to FY2005 as a result of fuel conversion and lateral spread of typical improvements across domestic plants.

Komatsu will continue its effort into this fiscal year to achieve further reductions in the CO2 emissions index by renewing aged buildings of over 40 years with a building that adopts the latest energy-saving technology and by making steady efforts on-site.

CO2 emissions(Japan)

CO2 Emissions (Japan)

CO2 Emissions (Overseas)

CO2 Emissions (Overseas)