In accordance with the Komatsu Code of Worldwide Business Conduct (established in 1988), all companies of the Komatsu Group have worked together in pursuit of thorough compliance. Moreover, Komatsu has focused on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in its business management with the aim of coexisting with society and achieving sustainable growth. As part of this effort, Komatsu has participated in the Global Compact, a voluntary principle of action in relation to “human rights, labor, environment and prevention of corruption” advocated by the United Nations, since November 2008 and has also expressed its position as a global enterprise on critical issues confronting international society faces.
Against this backdrop, ISO26000 was officially issued in November 2010 to provide international guidance on social responsibility. Komatsu sincerely reacts to the issues set forth in ISO26000 and will exercise leadership so that social responsibility will be borne throughout the entire value chain.
According to the Komatsu Code of Worldwide Business Conduct, we shall “seek to establish long-lasting stable relationships on the basis of mutual trust” by considering business partners to be important partners of the Komatsu Group. The revision in April 2011 added statements that we shall encourage business partners to follow the spirit of Komatsu Code of Worldwide Business Conduct and that the criteria for the selection of business partners shall include their compliance with rules of business society.
The CSR Procurement Guidelines contain a list of practices recommended for our business partners in line with the basic policy above, covering compliance and CSR. Companies of the Komatsu Group are kindly requested to take note of and incorporate the guidelines into their management principles and unfailingly promote CSR. Moreover, we hope that these companies make similar requests to their suppliers.
April 1, 2021
Masaki Nobuhara, President of Komatsu Procurement Division
(Established on August 30, 2011; Revised on April 1, 2019 and on April 1, 2020)