Environmental activities

We promise to ensure the soundness of the global environment and Komatsu Matere’s business.

In our various business domains, we at Komatsu Matere seek to create an environment in which there is a harmonious coexistence between people, fibers, and nature, and to this end, we seek to continue providing reliable, high-quality materials in a responsible manner. On April 1, 1999, we created the Komatsu Materen Environmental Management Declaration to protect and conserve the global environment. Since then, we have been involved in a variety of corporate activities by positioning conservation and the development of the environment as our top priority issue.
With the Komatsu Matere Environmental Management Declaration, we promise to supply high-quality materials stably and ensure the perpetual soundness of the global environment and Komatsu Matere’s business, centered on the Basic Philosophy. This is aimed at protecting the global environment, not to mention the health of people who use the materials we produce, conserving energy and natural resources, and securing a safe, healthy work environment for all of our employees who take actions to achieve the goals.

Komatsu MATERE Group Environmental Policies

Enacted April 1, 1999
Revised December 1, 2015
October 1, 2018


We established the Komatsu Seiren Environmental Management Declaration in April 1999 to preserve the global environment. Since then, we have been engaged in various activities focusing on the critical issue of environmental preservation and development. At this 75th anniversary, the Komatsu MATERE Group aims to preserve and largely reconstruct the principles and policies of the Declaration, thus contributing to the construction of a society where younger generations can live a vibrant life, as well as a global environment where people, fabrics and nature coexist.

I.Basic Principles

We pledge to tackle the global challenges facing human beings, such as global warming, resource depletion and the loss of biodiversity; create harmony between the prosperity of human society and environmental protection; and as part of our corporate responsibilities, do our best to preserve a sound global environment.

II.Basic Policies

  1. Preservation of the natural environment

    We will give consideration to the influence of our corporate activities on regional societies and the natural environment, and decrease their environmental risks.

  2. Compliance with environmental laws and regulations

    We will abide by regulations related to water quality, air pollution, noise and hazardous substances prescribed by national and regional governments, as well as international environmental rules, thus trying our very best to protect the global environment.

  3. Chemical management

    We will carefully manage the dyes and chemicals we use for production, which exert serious adverse effects on the environment, converting them to environmentally friendly substances, thereby protecting the global environment in line with global standards.

  4. Saving and efficient use of energy and resources

    We will recognize the importance of reducing the environmental impact of water and energy usage, promoting efficient use of energy and resources and the recycling of resources, and continuously improve our relevant facilities, systems and production methods.

  5. Prevention of global warming

    In order to construct a low-carbon society aiming for the prevention of global warming, we will select environment-friendly types of energy, introduce energy-saving equipment in order to reduce CO2 emissions, and promote environmentally symbiotic businesses through the development of environment-friendly products.

  6. Industrial waste reduction and promotion of recycling

    We will reduce industrial waste and promote recycling in order to construct a sustainable society.

  7. Enhancement of environmental education

    We will enhance environmental education and ethics within our group, and through our educational and publicizing activities, encourage all of our employees to participate in the activities to improve their understanding of the policies herein and raise their awareness of the environment.

  8. Social communication

    We will engage in communication with society, proactively disclosing information regarding our environmental preservation activities in order to pass down a thriving global environment to the next generations.