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
EnactedApril 1, 1999
RevisedDecember 1, 2015
October 1, 2018
PreambleWe 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 PrinciplesWe 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Industrial waste reduction and promotion of recycling
We will reduce industrial waste and promote recycling in order to construct a sustainable society.
- 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.
- 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.
Tetsuo Ikeda, President
KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Environmental Management System
KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Environmental Goals and Targets
|Scope of application||Negami Area, Mikawa Factory, KOMAXON Co., Ltd.|
|Prevention of global warming||Continuous achievement of the reduction of CO2 discharge by 10%||10% reduction||Maintained 10% reduction||2005|
|Chemicals management||Continuous achievement of the reduction of chemicals subject to the PRTR law by 80%||80% reduction||Maintained 80% reduction||2005|
|Waste reduction||Promotion of zero emissions
(Maintaining the recycling rate at 98.0%)
|98.0% reduction||Maintained 98.0% reduction||2005|
|Waste discharge reduction||75% reduction||80% reduction||2005|
Prevention of Global Warming
Maintain a 10% reduction from 2005 until 2020
Since 2005: 25% reduction
Since the previous year: 12% reduction
（1）Waste discharge/ Recycling rate
Achieve an 80% reduction between 2005 and 2020
Maintain a recycling rate of 98% or higher
Since 2005: 69% reduction
Since the previous year: 13% increase
Recycling rate: 98.7%
Water Use Reduction
（1）Amount of used water
Since the previous year: 0.3% reduction
|Used amount||7,541 thousandm3|
Chemical Substances Management
（1）Handling amount for substances subject to the PRTR Law
Amount used (2018): 1853.5t, 4% increase from the previous year
（2）Emission volume of substances subject to the PRTR Law
Result: 146,436 kg: 88.8% reduction from 2005 (target achieved)
7% reduction from the previous year
KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Chemical Management PolicyAt the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), an international goal was agreed upon: by 2020, chemicals would be used and produced in ways that lead to the minimization of significant adverse effects on human health and the environment. Following this agreement, the regulation and management of chemicals has been improved throughout the world. In the global apparel and footwear industry, major companies established the ZDHC group, which advances activities with an aim to eliminate the hazardous chemical discharge from the entire supply chain by 2020.
KOMATSU MATERE GROUP aims to control hazardous chemicals used in products and manufacturing processes, minimizing risks to health, safety and the environment promptly and flexibly, in line with the global trend of strengthening chemical management.
ZDHC: Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals
- We will produce safe and worry-free products for people and the environment.
- We will carefully abide by regulations, international rules and voluntary industry standards in relation to chemicals.
- We will give consideration to the safety of workers and products, and the environmental burden of our product development and manufacturing technologies.
- We will obtain information related to the chemicals in materials from our suppliers and manage these appropriately, minimizing the risks to people and the environment caused by our businesses.
- We will provide our employees with periodical training on the latest regulations and voluntary standards regarding chemicals management.
KOMATSU MATERE CO., LTD.
Environmental Management Committee