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Communication with Stakeholders

Communication with Stakeholders

Communication with Stakeholders

Communication with Shareholders

Operating within our commitment to high managerial transparency, Komatsu discloses information in a proper and timely manner through interactive dialogue and constructive approaches to investor relations on a global scale.

1. Activities for Corporate Investors and Securities Analysts

On the same day that quarterly business results are announced, the company holds explanatory sessions for corporate investors and securities analysts (we also release this information on our website). Corporate representatives visit institutional investors outside Japan (primarily in the U.S. and Europe) to explain recent business performance statistics and other critical information.

2. Informational Meeting for Individual Shareholders

To create the opportunity to communicate with individual shareholders, Komatsu convenes shareholders' meetings in major cities in Japan twice a year, with top management explaining the company's performance statistics and management strategies. In 2019, we held meetings in Komatsu City and Nagano City in December, during which the president and CEO provided insight into the business environment and corporate performance data. Many questions were raised during the Q&A session, which covered a wide range of topics such as mining, machinery business, environmental response, and corporate governance.

Since launching in 1997, our shareholder meetings have been convened 49 times, with about 16,400 shareholders participating in attendance to date.

Shareholders' meeting held in Komatsu City
Shareholders' meeting held in Nagano City

3. Plant Tours for Individual Shareholders

Komatsu holds plant tours for individual shareholders to further deepen their understanding of the company. Tours were held at the Techno Center (Shizuoka) in August 2019, then, at Osaka Plant (Osaka), Ibaraki Plant (Ibaraki), Awazu plant (Ishikawa) in September - October, and Osaka plant (Osaka) in February 2020 for ten days in total.

Plant tour for shareholders at Osaka Plant
Plant tour for shareholders at Ibaraki Plant

4. Tour of the Techno Center for Individual Shareholders

In August 2019, Komatsu held a tour of the Techno Center (Izu city, Shizuoka prefecture) for our shareholders and their families.
Tour for shareholders at Techno Center

5.Meetings for Individual Investors

Meetings for individual investors

Komatsu holds meetings for individual investors to explain our business and management strategies as well as to cultivate a deeper understanding of our company. In FY2019, these meetings were held in 7 cities in Japan.

Events for Shareholders in FY2019 (in Japan)

  Location Approximate Number of Participants
Shareholders' Meeting

Komatsu, Nagano


Plant Tours for Shareholders

Awazu Plant, Ibaraki Plant, Osaka Plant, Techno Center, etc.


Meetings for Individual Investors

7 cities in Japan


Communication with Employees

Within Komatsu, the president convenes a “Meeting with the President” periodically at each business site in Japan. At these meetings, the president directly explains the business environment and related issues, and also takes part in a Q&A session held for employees and upper management. The content of these meetings, held at the head office in Tokyo, is simultaneously transmitted by TV broadcast to other business units in Japan and later published on the company intranet in English to share the information with Group employees around the world.
We are currently proactively engaged in holding employee meetings at our overseas subsidiaries in order to provide a place for communication to take place with local Group employees.
In addition to these measures, we launched an intranet bulletin board, entitled “Virtual Office of President,” in January 2014 to share the questions and answers exchanged during the meeting with the president with employees around the world. The site is updated each week with new questions, and as of March 31, 2020, a cumulative total of 283 questions on specific topics, along with the president's answers, explanations and messages to employees, have been published in Japanese and English.

Employee meeting held at the head office
“Virtual Office of President” on the intranet

Communicating with the Local Community (Efforts in Japan)

We regularly open our plants to the public and hold various events during “Plant Fairs” to cultivate an understanding of our business among local residents. The events were held at six plants in FY2019 and were attended by about 61,000 people.

In the Koriyama area, we held a variety of events in cooperation with our group companies and welfare organizations located in Koriyama city. An ICT construction equipment test-ride event and a construction equipment exhibition were held. The children were especially excited about the test-ride on construction equipment that they are not usually familiar with. The Komatsu Women's Judo Club also participated in this activity and coached Judo classes for children, which was very exciting.

Date Plant Number of Visitors (approx.)
May 18

Oyama and Tochigi Plant


May 19

Awazu Plant


June 2

Ibaraki Plant


July 13

Kanazawa Plant


September 21

Koriyama Plant


November 10

Osaka Plant


Ibaraki Plant
Kanazawa Plant
Koriyama Plant
Osaka Plant
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