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CSR and the Environment

Our Approach to CSR

Environmental and Social Activities to Date

Overview of Komatsu's Environmental and Social Activities to Date
1962 Began continuous support for the Flower Association of Japan since its founding
1991 Earth Environment Committee established
Company name changed in Japanese public relations to"Komatsu," with new corporate brand logotype
1992 Komatsu Earth Environment Charter and Environmental Action Plan formulated
1994 First Environmental Report published
Board of Corporate Auditors established
1995 Komatsu establishes the International Advisory Board (IAB).
1997 Oyama Plant becomes first in Japanese construction equipment industry to acquire ISO14001 certification
1998 Ethics Committee established (Renamed as Compliance Committee later)
First edition of Komatsu's Code of Worldwide Business Conduct published
1999 Executive Officer system established; Board of Directors reorganized (Outside directors system introduced).
Compensation Council established
2000 First Global Environmental Affairs Meeting convened
Environmental Report again published; published annually thereafter
2001 Compliance Department established
2002 All seven Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan acquire ISO14001 certification
2003 Environmental Affairs Department established
2004 Corporate Social Responsibility Department established
2005 First European Health, Safety, and Environment Meeting convened
2006 All Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan attain "zero emissions"
The KOMATSU Way explicitly defined and promotion activities launched
2007 Seventh edition of Komatsu's Code of Worldwide Business Conduct published
2008 Agreement concluded with Japanese NPO Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS)
The Komatsu Group in Japan acquire ISO14001 integrated certification
Development of PC200-8 hybrid hydraulic excavator announced
Signed the United Nations Global Compact
2009 Started Angola local reconstruction project with JMAS
PBZ and PAS series of press brakes acquire MF eco machine* certification
Basic agreement reached between Komatsu, Adaro and UT on the biodiesel project in Indonesia
*The MF Eco machine Certification System is an eco-label established by the Japan Forming Machinery Association.
2010 New mediumand long-term targets are set to reduce CO2 emissions from manufacturing facilities
Komatsu Earth Environment Charter is revised
2011 Vehicle equipped with a new type of engine that meets Tier4 emission standards for Japan, the U.S.A. and Europe is introduced in the North American Market
Komatsu's "Declaration of Biodiversity" is established
Komatsu establishes "the Komatsu Scholarship" to the students who have suffered financially from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami.
Local reconstruction project in Cambodia is completed with JMAS
CSR themes are defined.
"Komatsu Green Park" opens in Komatsu City, the company's birthplace
Eighth edition of Komatsu's Worldwide Code of Business Conduct published
Held the opening ceremony of the pilot plant for the Biodiesel Fuel Project to be implemented by Komatsu, Adaro, and UT
Komatsu's "CSR Procurement Guideline" is established
2012 Established the "Komatsu Kids Oyama" nursery center in the Oyama Plant
The number of visitors to "Komatsu-no-Mori" exceeds hundred thousand.
2013 Hybrid AC Servo press [H1F Series] acquired MF eco machine certification
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