Effective Utilization of Resources in Manufacturing Operations (Waste)

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In tandem with reducing the amount of waste produced during manufacturing operations, Komatsu is working on "zero emissions" activities.
Starting in FY2016, we set new mid-term objectives (refer to chart below) for both domestic and overseas manufacturing facilities and started maintenance and improvement activities for the reduction of waste generated per unit in the manufacturing operation and the recycling rate.
By pushing for reduction in the amount of waste, strict adherence to separating waste materials, and increase in conversion of waste materials to resources, the waste generated per unit for manufacturing operations in Japan was reduced by 14.1% compared to FY2010, meeting the goals ahead of schedule. However, due to temporary increase in waste as a result of the waste solution reduction mechanism breaking down and the discarding of unnecessary items, the waste generated per unit was worse than last year. The recycling rate was 99.6%, which means we were able to maintain a rate of over 99.5%.
Due to factors such as the strict adherence to separating waste materials, the waste generated per unit for the overseas manufacturing facilities also decreased by 15.1% compared to FY2010, meeting the mid-term objectives ahead of schedule. However due to the discarding of unnecessary items and an increase in the amount of foundry sand used for quality maintenance, the waste generated per unit was worse than last year. The recycling rate was 92.1%, an improvement of 0.7 points from last year.
Going forward, while considering a re-evaluation of mid-term objectives for both domestic and overseas manufacturing facilities, we will work even harder to strictly adhere to separate waste materials and further activities for improvement.

Sector Base FY Objective FY Target Value
Reduction of Waste Generated Per Unit Domestic

2010

2020

Over Δ10%

Overseas
Maintenance and Improvement of Recycling Rate Domestic

-

Maintain

Over 99.5%

Overseas

-

2020

Over 95%

Amount of Waste Generated in Japan (Data coverage: Komatsu Ltd. and the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)

Amount of Waste Generated (Data coverage: Komatsu Ltd. and the Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in Japan)

Amount of Waste Generated in overseas (Data coverage: The Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in overseas)

Amount of Waste Generated (Data coverage: The Komatsu Group manufacturing facilities in overseas)