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CSR and the Environment

Developing People

Creating the Right Working Conditions for Everyone

Employees of the Komatsu Group companies are an indispensable asset for the
Group, which seeks to foster a safe and comfortable working environment, while
maximizing opportunities for employees.

Global Personnel Policy

Personnel systems reflect the history and culture of each particular region. It is therefore important to recognize and understand those differences.

Based on the basic policy outlined below, the members of the Komatsu Group are creating a personnel system tailored to the needs and reflecting the circumstances of each particular region.

  • (1)  We shall respect each employee’ s fundamental human rights, inherent personality, individuality, and legally protected privacy.
  • (2)  We shall treat and appraise each individual employee in a fair and impartial manner. We shall not discriminate against any employee on the basis of nationality, race, religion, age, gender, physical or mental disability or other legally protected attributed that are irrelevant to his or her performance.
    We shall vigorously endeavor to promote equal opportunities for employment and eliminate harassment in the workplace.
  • (3)  We shall endeavor to provide employees with workplaces where they can seek a good balance between their private and professional lives, while effectively accomplishing their respective tasks with satisfaction and pride.
  • (4)  We shall endeavor to design and administer the system of human resource management in a manner that is most reasonable and persuasive to the employees. We shall make such systems open and clearly explain them to the employees to the maximum extent practicable.
  • (5)  Komatsu Group companies shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing employee rights in the jurisdictions in which they operate, and faithfully accommodate, wherever applicable, conversations or discussions with employees or their representatives.
  • (6)  We shall not tolerate child labor or forced labor.
  • (7)  Komatsu Group companies shall endeavor to offer to their respective employees those terms and conditions for employment that are sufficiently competitive in their respective regions.

Enhancing Work-Life Balance

Reducing the Total Number of Working Hours

Reducing the total number of working hours is a key factor in achieving a healthy work-life balance for employees.
In Japan, for example, Komatsu has worked in coordination with labor unions on this issue to formulate numerical targets, which are now set at 2,100 or fewer working hours per year and at least 16 days of paid leave taken per year. Efforts are continuing to achieve efficient working conditions through measures such as the formulation of an activity schedule for each workplace.

In 1991, an employee volunteer incentive program was established, providing for a maximum of two years of paid leave and a maximum of 12 days per year of special leave. Furthermore, as of 2012, the company has awarded the President’ s Volunteer Award to 39 e mployees who dedicated themselves to o utstanding long-term service to society. As for support for reconstruction in the areas devasta ted by the recent Great East Japan Earthquake, the company cooperated with the labor unions to pay a transportation allowance to emplo yees traveling to the disaster-stricken region as volunteers.

Main Programs and Measures Designed to Enhance Work-Life Balance

Program/Measure Description
Childcare support Childcare leave
Available for a maximum of three years from the birth of the child to the time the child enters nursery school. Also available for a maximum of three years for children up to the third year of elementary school in cases where a spouse is transferred, etc.
Pregnancy, maternity
and childcare leave
5 days during pregnancy (for women)
5 days when an employee’ s wife delivers (for men)
5 days for infant care (for both men and women)
Part-time work Shortening of working hours by a maximum of 3 hours per day to allow for care of children up to the third grade of elementary school
Allowance toward
the cost of using
childcare services
Allowance toward the cost of childcare for infants up to age 2 before entering nursery school (10,000 yen/month)
Nursing leave 5 days for nursing care of one child up to the third grade of elementary school, and 10 days for the second child onward
Care support Family-care
leave program
A maximum of 3 years available to employees taking care of family members
Part-time work Shortening of working hours by a maximum of 3 hours per day
Care leave 5 days per year for attending to one family member in need of nursing care, and 10 days for the second family member onward
Other leave programs Accumulated
annual leave
Accumulation of a maximum of 40 days of unused annual leave
An employee can add 5 new days of accumulated leave, not to exceed 10 days per year
Can be used as sick leave, to take care of sick preschool children, or for care of family members
Flexible leave Provided to encourage employees to take 5 consecutive days of leave for the mental and physical rejuvenation
Employees receive an additional 5 days of annual leave and a travel voucher upon completion of their 15th, 25th and 35th year of continued service
Volunteer incentive
Long-term paid leave of up to 2 years, or short-term paid leave of 12 days per year
Establishment of In-House Nursery "Komatsu Kids Oyama"
Komatsu Kids Oyama, Nursery Room

Komatsu Kids Oyama, Nursery Room

To create a workplace that is appealing to parents, "Komatsu Kids Oyama" was established in the Oyama Plant located in Tochigi in 2012.

Because in recent years the number of female employees and employees with children has increased, and to achieve a workplace that is safe, reassuring and appealing for such individuals, a daycare center was established so that parents could entrust their children to care providers close to their workplace or receive support after returning to work from parental leave.

"Komatsu Kids Oyama" is available for open enrollment for the c hildren of employees. The nursery initially began with 7 children but plans to expand to accommodate 30 children in the next 2 years.

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