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Human resource development: The Komatsu Way

Human Resource Development: The Komatsu Way

Human resource development: The Komatsu Way

Approach of The KOMATSU Way

The KOMATSU Way is a statement of values and standards that all workers at every level of the Komatsu Group are expected to meet and uphold. The KOMATSU Way is a written statement of our corporate strengths, beliefs that support those strengths, the basic attitude of mind and perspective, and a manner of action (style), which our predecessors created based on the founder’s spirit, throughout the history of our growth and development. We aim to spread this knowledge to all employees and maintain it into the future.

System and Status in FY 2021

The KOMATSU Way finds its roots in the corporate strengths that Komatsu has cultivated over time, culminating in a system of integrity and strength that is disseminated to group companies on a global scale. This propagation is achieved through the KOMATSU Way Global Institute, which conducts various publication and human resource development activities.

Employee understanding of the KOMATSU Way is deepened via training sessions and the creation of opportunities for exposition and group debates. We foster interpersonal communication between employees at such sessions to minimize generational gaps, allowing for a more effective "trickle-down" spread of this knowledge. We have also considered the intrinsic differences of foreign cultures, and have worked to craft the KOMATSU Way in a manner that is both easy to understand and relevant for the international community at large. This allows us to promote the KOMATSU Way in domestic and foreign settings, allowing for uniformity across the group.

In FY 2021, our overseas affiliates translated the third revision of the KOMATSU Way so that it would be possible for employees to read and understand it in their native languages. Now it is available in 13 different languages.

The KOMATSU Way and Total Quality Management (TQM) training for FY 2021 took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online training was also delivered for Asian and European regions in consideration of time differences.
In the training program, which is divided according to job level in Japan, we provided an e-learning program and online training to enhance understanding.

We will stay committed to the development of human resources and will strive to systematically ensure the spread of the KOMATSU Way and TQM so that they take root globally.
We believe that through these activities, we will be able to foster employees who practice the KOMATSU Way and pass it on to the next generation, leading to the sustainable growth of the entire Komatsu Group.


Educational Training that pertains to KOMATSU Way

Name of Training Course Course participants Targets Training dates Number of participants/cases
Education for female management candidates of overseas subsidiaries
(Diversity and Inclusion Development Seminar)
Female management-level personnel or candidates of overseas subsidiaries To train global female management candidates who have a comprehensive understanding of the KOMATSU Way March 2022 (held online) 13
Education for mid-level managers of overseas subsidiaries
(KOMATSU Way Leadership Development Program)
Mid-level managers of overseas subsidiaries expected to be responsible for the core business/functions To train up local leaders who understand and practice the KOMATSU Way October and December 2021 (held online) 63
KOMATSU Way Expert Development Program Mid-level managers of overseas subsidiaries with aptitude To train up 'evangelists' responsible for spreading the KOMATSU Way in our overseas subsidiaries October and December 2021 (held online) 63
Training by Job Level New employees, assistant managers, newly appointed managers, etc. To promote the understanding and practice of the KOMATSU Way Year round 973 people
All Komatsu QC Convention Selected from the Komatsu Group in Japan and overseas To present improvement activities as OJT and strengthen awareness of the KOMATSU Way practices November 2021 (held online) Approximately 7,000 access

The KOMATSU Way-History of Dissemination Activities

The KOMATSU Way-History of Dissemination Activities
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