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Providing Environment-friendly Products and Services

Toward a Reduction in the Environmental Impact of Construction Equipment

As general guidelines for reduction of the environmental impact of construction and mining equipment, in FY1999 Komatsu set medium-term targets for development of environmental technology based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The first step was the company’s target for FY2005, which all major equipment types except for hydraulic excavators have already attained. In addition to implementing horizontal development for other equipment types, the company is pushing ahead to its second step target for FY2010 by advancing the development of elemental technologies.

Medium-term Targets for Development of Environmental Technology Based on LCA* (set in FY1999)

LCA Provisional Calculations for the WA600-6