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


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

  • 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

小松マテーレグループ KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Environmental Management System

KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Environmental Goals and Targets

Scope of application Negami Area, Mikawa Factory, KOMAXON Co., Ltd.
Period Fiscal 2016-2020
Goal Item Target Comparison year
Annual Final
2016 2020
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

Activity data

Prevention of Global Warming

(1)CO2 emission

Maintain a 10% reduction from 2005 until 2020

Since 2005: 25% reduction
Since the previous year: 12% reduction

Discharge 122,524 t-CO2
Reduction rate* 25%

(Fiscal 2018)

(1)CO2 emission

Waste 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%

Discharge 3,094 t
Reduction rate* 69%

(Fiscal 2018)

(1)Waste discharge/ Recycling rate

Water Use Reduction

(1)Amount of used water

Since the previous year: 0.3% reduction
Used amount 7,541 thousandm3

(Fiscal 2018)

(1)Amount of used water

Chemical Substances Management

(1)Handling amount for substances subject to the PRTR Law

Chemicals used: 13 out of 462 chemicals subject to the law
Amount used (2018): 1853.5t, 4% increase from the previous year
(1)Handling amount for substances subject to the PRTR Law

(2)Emission volume of substances subject to the PRTR Law

Target: 80% reduction from 2005
Result: 146,436 kg: 88.8% reduction from 2005 (target achieved)
7% reduction from the previous year
(2)Emission volume of substances subject to the PRTR Law

KOMATSU MATERE GROUP Chemical Management Policy

At 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

Basic Policies

  • 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.

Environmental Management Committee