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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 is working on “zero emissions” activities, which is the use of waste materials as resources. Starting in FY2011, we set new mid-term goals for the recycling rate and for the amount of waste generated per unit in the manufacturing operations in Japan, and we are working toward those goals.

For the manufacturing operations in Japan, the definition of “zero emissions” was set at a target recycling rate of above 99.5% to raise the level of recycling. The recycling rate for the manufacturing operations in Japan for FY2015 was 99.7%, achieving the goal (over 99.5%) ahead of schedule for 5 years in a row.

Also, in terms of the recycling rate, the overseas manufacturing facilities have also set a mid-term goal of a target rate of over 95%, and have been promoting the effective utilization of waste materials. The recycle rate for overseas manufacturing facilities has increased up to 93.7% in FY2015.

For the manufacturing operation in Japan, Komatsu decided to reduce the amount of waste materials generated per unit of manufacturing value in FY2015 by over 20%, compared to the FY2005 level. As a result of strict adherence to the separation of waste materials and increased conversion of waste materials to resources, the amount of waste materials generated per unit has been reduced by 50.7% compared to the FY2005 level. Starting in FY2016, a goal has also been set for the amount of waste materials generated per unit of manufacturing value for overseas manufacturing facilities.

This year, Komatsu will strive to be even more thorough in adhering to the waste materials separation policy and promote activities that will help achieve its mid-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)