Sustainability vision

Komatsu Matere Sustainability vision

In April 1999, the Komatsu Matere Group established the “Komatsu Seiren (at the time) Environmental Management Declaration” to protect and preserve the global environment. We have positioned environmental protection and creation as the most important management issues and have been working on various corporate activities. It was revised to be the Environmental Policy in December 2015.
In fiscal 2020, in order to realize a sustainable society in the future, the “Komatsu Matere Sustainability Vision” will be reorganized and integrated into the five items listed below. These will be announced internally and externally, including starting full-scale efforts toward the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

“We will contribute to solving global social issues through our business activities,
including the provision of unique processing technologies and advanced materials!”

I. Climate change countermeasures(CO2

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  • Promote energy conservation and production system efficiency at factories
  • Develop and expand sales of products that use less energy during manufacturing

II. Contribution to the creation of
a recycling-oriented society

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  • Work to reduce water use, waste, and hazardous chemical substances in the manufacturing process.
    1. ①Water-use reduction
    2. ②Waste reduction
    3. ③Hazardous chemical substances reduction
  • Promote the acquisition of international certifications such as Global Recycled Standard (GRS) and Bluesign.
Ⅱ‐①.Water-use reduction

Major initiatives

  • Promote water conservation and steam reduction, and improve the efficiency of production systems at factories
  • Develop and expand sales of products that use less water during manufacturing
  • Reuse of wastewater
Ⅱ‐②.Waste reduction

Major initiatives

  • Volume reduction of wastewater treatment sludge using bio-formulation
  • Upcycling of fiber waste
  • Waste reduction by changing processing methods
Ⅱ‐③.Hazardous chemical substances reduction

Major initiatives

Hazardous chemical substances reduction

  • Reduction of use of volatile organic solvents
  • Promotion of non-fluorination of water-repellent finishing

Ⅲ. Creating inspiration for people

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  • Expand environmentally friendly products, Komatsu Sustainable Products (KSP). * Komatsu Sustainable Products
    1. ①Development and sales expansion of products that require less energy, water, and waste during production (quick-dye yarn)
    2. ②Development and sales expansion of products using bio-derived materials and chemicals
    3. ③Development and sales expansion of products with less hazardous chemical substances through thorough chemical management (non-VOC and non-fluorine)
    4. ④Development and sales expansion of antiviral materials
    5. ⑤Development of products that contribute to reducing environmental impact

Ⅳ. Disaster prevention and mitigation efforts

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  • Protect people’s safety by extending the service life of buildings and social infrastructure through the widespread use of CABKOMA (carbon fiber rods).
  • Protect urban safety from typhoons and torrential rains by promoting Greenbiz (super water retention and permeability ceramics).
  • Actively participate in the partition stockpile PJT to evacuation shelters in disaster-stricken areas, and protect people’s safety from viruses by adding anti-virus processing.
  • Reduce the amount of land unsuitable for cultivation and preserve white sand, green pine trees, and coastal forests by promoting environmentally symbiotic soil conditioners.

V. Community contribution and employee growth

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  • Work to solve local social issues, such as revitalizing local industries and maintaining coastal forests, through hometown tax payment and employee participation.
  • Hold dialogue events with residents and employees to raise awareness of the environment. We will also donate the proceeds to projects to maintain disaster-stricken areas and coastal forests.
  • Implement a health management declaration. Proactively work to maintain and improve the health of employees.
  • Thoroughly implement safety education in the workplace. Promote the creation of a safe workplace.