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Komatsu awarded for efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

World Coal,

Komatsu Ltd has been named among the most advanced companies in the world concerning the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

In its Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013, CDP ranks Komatsu's performance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the manufacturing and supply chain processes as a leading company.

CDP analyses and evaluates corporate efforts and performance of the world's largest 500 companies to tackle global climate change. Specifically, CDP evaluates corporate information disclosures in the scale of 100 points, and corporate performance in the five grades of A, B, C, D and E.

Komatsu received 95 points in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and A in the Climate Performance Leadership Index. Komatsu was the only Japanese company, which was ranked "A" in the Industrial sector.

Komatsu recognises environmental efforts as one of its highest priority tasks, as it fulfils corporate social responsibilities and ensures sustainable growth. Based on this commitment, Komatsu is aggressively making efforts to reduce its environmental impact, including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, in all aspects of its corporate activities.

Started by an independent NPO of the UK in 2003, CDP is the world's largest programme that is used to evaluate corporate engagement in global climate change. Today, CDP is supported by 722 institutional investors, which represents US$ 87 trillion in assets. Every year, the CDP distributes standardised survey questions concerning climate change to the world's large-listed companies and collects their responses for assessment.

Adapted from press release by Sam Dodson

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