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Komatsu Earns World's Top Score in Performance to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereinafter "Komatsu") was chosen as one of the most advanced companies in the world concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

In its Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, CDP*, known to enjoy the highest trust of investors from around the world for its evaluation of private-sector companies' engagement in global climate change, ranks Komatsu's performance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing and supply chain processes as a leading company in the world.

CDP analyzes and evaluates corporate efforts and performance of the world's largest 500 companies (market capitalization) to tackle global climate change. Specifically, CDP evaluates corporate information disclosures in the scale of 100 points, and corporate performance in the five grades of A, B, C, D and E.

Komatsu received 95 points in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and A in the Climate Performance Leadership Index. Komatsu was the only Japanese company which was ranked "A" in the Industrial sector.

Komatsu recognizes environmental efforts as one of its highest priority tasks, as it fulfills corporate social responsibilities and ensures sustainable growth. Based on this commitment, Komatsu is aggressively making efforts to reduce its environmental impact, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in all aspects of its corporate activities.

* Started by an independent NPO of the United Kingdom in 2003, CDP is the world's largest program being used to evaluate corporate engagement in global climate change. Today, CDP is supported by 722 institutional investors representing USD87 trillion in assets. Every year, CDP organization distributes standardized survey questions concerning climate change to the world's large-listed companies and collects their responses for assessment.


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2013/09/25

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