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Theme 3 : Growing with Society

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 2018, we held meetings in Nagoya City and Hiroshima 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 47 times, with about 15,700 shareholders participating in attendance to date.

Shareholders' meeting held in Nagoya City
Shareholders' meeting held in Hiroshima 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 Osaka Plant (Osaka), and Awazu Plant (Ishikawa) in October 2018 , then Osaka Plant (Osaka), Ibaraki Plant (Ibaraki), Oyama Plant and Tochigi Plant (Tochigi) in February - March 2019 for ten days in total.

Plant tour for shareholders at Oyama Plant and Tochigi Plant
Plant tour for shareholders at Osaka Plant
Plant tour for shareholders at Ibaraki Plant

4. 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 FY2018, these meetings were held in 9 cities in Japan.

DATA 

Events for Shareholders in FY2018 (in Japan)

  Location Approximate Number of Participants
Shareholders' Meeting

Nagoya, Hiroshima

1,069

Plant Tours for Shareholders

Awazu Plant, Ibaraki Plant, Osaka Plant, Oyama and Tochigi Plant, etc.

352

Meetings for Individual Investors

9 cities in Japan

422

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, 2019, a cumulative total of 251 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 eight plants in FY2018 and were attended by about 67,000 people.

The Awazu Plant held a variety of special events to celebrate its 80th anniversary. Visitors who brought a plastic bottle cap worked on cap art to make an art piece of a bulldozer with 10,000 caps, and guests such as the Komatsu City’s Deputy Mayor carried out commemorative tree planting amongst others, allowing for a lively and celebratory event.

Date Plant Number of Visitors (approx.)
May 19

Oyama and Tochigi Plant

12,000

May 20

Awazu Plant

15,000

May 27

Ibaraki Plant

11,000

July 14

Kanazawa Plant

8,000

September 22

Koriyama Plant

4,000

October 28

Shonan Plant

7,000

November 11

Osaka Plant

10,000

Awazu Plant
Ibaraki Plant
Oyama and Tochigi Plant
Kanazawa Plant
Koriyama Plant
Shonan Plant
Osaka Plant
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