As one of its contributions to society, Komatsu has been supporting the Flower Association of Japan ever since its founding in 1962. Through its cultivation and nurture of cherry trees, the Association is helping create a beautiful natural environment and a rich society.
Komatsu has entered into industry-academia tie-up agreements with four universities in Japan and China. In addition to pursuing leading-edge technology collaboratively, through partnerships with nearby Komatsu business units, Komatsu is assisting in returning some of outcomes of these activities to the local communities.
Komatsu's Oyama Plant has released all the know-how it has developed to date regarding zero emissions to the public. Taking up the theme of ESCO, which the Oyama Plant has proactively introduced, Komatsu has accepted research and study groups from both in Japan and abroad, including from various ASEAN nations. Furthermore, between FY2003 and FY2005, the company conducted over 40 lectures to outside audiences.
Komatsu holds "open house" days, inviting local residents, partner companies, and family members of employees, thereby building communication with the local community.
The rooftop gardens of the Head Office in Minato-ku, Tokyo (Japan), have been open since 1966 in the case of the Japanese-style Sakura Cherry Garden and since 2001 in the case of the Western-style deck garden. Komatsu opens its rooftop gardens to the public every Friday from 2 PM to 4 PM.
Rehabilitation of the Yamatakajindai-zakura Cherry Tree
The Flower Association of Japan, in conjunction with local authorities, has for the four years since 2002 conducted the planning and supervising of restoration work on the Yamatakajindai-zakura cherry tree (Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan), a national natural treasure.