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Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities Enhancing Quality of Life


Pursuing Environmental Management  Environmental Action Plan and Results for FY2015 (Research and Development)

Reduce the environmental impact of construction equipment
and industrial vehicles

·Develop low-emission construction equipment (compliant to emission standards)
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Develop vehicles compliant with Tier4 emission standards ·Developed vehicles equipped with engines compliant with Tier4 final emission standards (PC138USLC-11, WA500/600-8, PC45/55MR-5, GD655-6 and more) Development of vehicle compliant with STAGE V emission standard effective from 2019

·Reduce CO2 emissions from construction equipment and industrial vehicles (improve fuel efficiency of products)
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Reduction in emissions with Tier4 emission standard (Hydraulic excavators: 10-13% reduction compared to Tier3)
  • ·Achieved 8% to 10% reduction in emissions with vehicles complaint to Tier4 final emission standards (PC138USLC-11 and more)
Decrease emissions by 10% from Tier4 standard compliant vehicles (hydraulic excavators) by FY2015 and 20% by FY2020
Reduction in emissions with hybrid vehicle (Hydraulic excavators: 25-35% reduction in emissions compared to current Tier3-normal vehicles) ·Development of Tier4 final compliant hydraulic excavator (HB335-3 and more) Decrease emissions by 35% from Tier4 standard compliant hybrid vehicles (hydraulic excavators) by FY2015 and 40% by FY 2020
Develop ICT construction equipment ·PC development work in progress: PC128USi-10 (in progress)

·Reduce CO2 Emissions from construction equipment and industrial vehicles (Biodiesel Fuel (BDF) measures: Carbon Offset)
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
B7 to B20 mixed light oil measures
  • ·Already compliant with B10 state regulations in North America while working shift compliance from B15 to B20 in Indonesia
Use of B30-compliant light oil blended with BDF from 2020 (Indonesia)

·Improving recyclability rate of construction equipment and industrial vehicle
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Achieve 990.5% for recyclability rate equipment compliant with the next developed vehicles
  • ·Achieved 99% on a developed vehicle (Tier 4 Final emission standard-compliant vehicle, ICT construction equipment)
Achieve recyclability rate of 99.5±0.5%

·Strictly control and reduce substances of environmental concern in construction equipment and industrial vehicle
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Maintain reduction of hazardous substances at 75% reduction compared to 1998 levels
  • ·Maintained 80% reduction of hazardous substances with newly developed vehicles as compared to 1998 levels
    ·Realized cuts in lead usage in crawler-type construction equipment
Reduce lead usage by 90% as compared to 1998 levels by 2017
Reduce the use of lead in vehicles newly developed
  • ·Promoted the replacement of lead solder in residual parts other than electrical parts (tank fillers)
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Utilize a separate hazardous substances control system for each product type (to comply with REACH regulations)
  • ·Registered additional new 7 substances of SVHC under the EU REACH regulation, and controlled the usage of those SVHC substances. Conducted surveys of substances for EU destination models and EU mass production and development models (Implementation of component-specific substance surveys)
    ·The control system is being deployed in other overseas countries (other than EU)
Manage substances of each component pursuant with new data

Reduce the environmental impact of industrial machinery

·Market high-performance AC servo presses
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Develop and expand business affiliations for AC servo presses
  • ·Released three models and lines in the H1F Series and also promoted development of other models and lines
Expand AC servo press models and lines

·Market the energy-saving fiber laser cutting machine
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Development of the fiber laser cutting machine
  • ·Released an updated control model of a three-dimensional fiber laser cutting machine (TLH) and also promoted development of other lines
Expand business affiliations and applications

·Market high-efficiency wire saws for solar cells
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Develop ultra-fine wire-ready machines
  • ·Took part in the implementation of the NEDO joint R&D project as a developer of processing technology "Development of Technologies for Cutting the Cost of Power Generation through High-Performance, High-Reliability Solar Power Generation."
Cut the cost of power generation through enhanced power generation efficiency and use of slimmer wafers

·Market compact machining center
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Develop energy-saving compact grinders ·Developed a demonstration line (under development) Cut the amounts of electricity, air and coolant consumption by 50% compared to their previous levels

·Market thermoelectric power generation that uses waste heat from plants
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Development of thermoelectric generation system and volume-production of modules
  • ·Promoting the practicalization of thermoelectric generators and launched volume-production of self-supported power supply modules
Commercialization

Promote reuse and recycling

·Expand and promote the remanufacturing ("Reman") business and improve recyclability rate
Objectives for FY2015 Results for FY2015 Medium- and long-term objectives
Promote and expand the Reman business
  • ·Enhanced QCD through increased site-to-site sharing of remanufacturing engineering information
    ·Implemented the concept of remanufacturing into general construction machinery components
    ·Opened a remanufacturing center in Myanmar
·Promote reuse and recycling through further improvements in recycling-related technologies for parts
·Stimulate reuse and recycling worldwide by expanding Reman bases to accommodate demands