Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

Commitment to community is in our DNA: Komatsu was founded in 1921 to provide jobs and sustainable growth for the residents of Komatsu City, Japan, when the local copper mine was approaching the end of its usable life.

In the decades since, as our company has grown to include more than 60,000 employees worldwide, we remain committed to acting locally while thinking globally. Through global teamwork and partnerships with customers and suppliers, we work to address societal issues that impact us all.

Our areas of focus

Remaining true to our founding spirit, we seek to play an active role in supporting the communities where we live and work. Komatsu employees regularly give back through volunteerism, community partnerships and educational support.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts fall into three areas of focus:

  1. Enhancing quality of life: Providing products, technologies and services that equip society to grow and enhance global environmental conservation.
  2. Developing people: Supplying educational, workforce development opportunities within our business as well as in our communities.
  3. Growing with society: Supporting organizations that deliver essential human services by working to decrease poverty, hunger and homelessness.

We work to be a valued community partner across the globe, supporting sustainable efforts that reach far beyond Komatsu. We do so by investing financial and employee volunteer resources in non-profits and non-government organization, partnering with our communities and prioritizing programs that address immediate needs while building a foundation for the future.


We are committed to the safest possible sustainability practices and stewardship, minimizing risk to both our employees as well as our business operations.


Zero harm is our primary goal. Our numerous safety programs help ensure that our employees do not sustain injuries on the job.