We at Komatsu Ltd. prepare KOMATSU REPORT by reflecting on the fundamental concepts developed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) .
With respect to the content of this REPORT, we work to focus our attention on the most important information and express it in a concise manner. Concerning financial conditions, environmental conservation and corporate social responsibility, we separately prepare the respective reports in more detail and disclose information therein.
April 1, 2013 -- March 31, 2014
Unless otherwise indicated, all figures in this Report represent those for FY2013 ended March 31, 2014, namely from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014.
This Report contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's views and assumptions in the light of information currently available with respect to certain future events, including financial position, operating results and business strategies. These statements can be identified by the use of terms, such as “will,” “believes,” “should,” “plans,” “expects,” and similar terms and expressions that identify future events or expectations. Actual results may differ materially from those projected, and the events and results of such forward-looking assumptions cannot be assured. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this Report, and Komatsu assumes no duty to update such statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, unanticipated changes in demand for Komatsu's principal products, owing to changes in the economic conditions in Komatsu’s principal markets; changes in foreign exchange rates or the impact of increased competition; unanticipated costs or delays encountered in achieving Komatsu's objectives with respect to globalized product sourcing and new information technology tools; uncertainties as to the results of Komatsu's research and development efforts and its ability to access and protect certain intellectual property rights; the impact of regulatory changes and accounting principles and practices; and the introduction, success and timing of business initiatives and strategies.