Cummins and Komatsu Partner to Improve Global Communities through Corporate Responsibility Partnership
Tom Linebarger, CEO of
Tetsuji Ohashi, CEO
“For decades, Cummins and Komatsu have built a strong and growing business relationship,” said Linebarger. “We share common goals and aspirations for our respective businesses, as well as for the people living in our communities. Using the strength of our employees’ skills, our global presence and our strong business partnership, we can provide opportunity to those most in need. This is a win for Cummins, a win for Komatsu, but most importantly a win for our communities.”
"We share a common commitment to producing and supporting products in a responsible manner, as well as to strengthening education and improving opportunities for the people of the communities where we do business,”
Tetsuji Ohashi expressed. “A partnership that helps the people of our communities will only make our business partnership stronger. It is with great enthusiasm that Komatsu enters into this global collaboration with a trusted partner like Cummins."
Komatsu and Cummins began discussing a global corporate responsibility partnership a few years ago when they discovered a shared commitment to education. Both companies have invested in technical education in their communities. For example, Cummins Technical Education for Communities (“TEC”) program is dedicated to closing the technical skills gap by providing a standardized platform to help education partners develop market-relevant curriculum, teacher training, career guidance and practical work experiences that students need. Komatsu has developed similar global education programs.
Corporate responsibility partnerships are important opportunities for global companies because they leverage employee skills that are very valuable to communities, and strong working relationships developed through years of business partnership. Cummins and Komatsu have worked closely together for decades to provide equipment in mining and construction markets. Their relationship is a true partnership: Cummins and Komatsu are customers, suppliers and joint venture partners to one another. Building on this foundation, corporate responsibility collaboration is a natural next step.
“Komatsu and Cummins share a belief that business plays a key role in solving problems in the communities in which we work,” said
Titsworth Chandler, Executive Director of
“With the combined experience of our teams, we are confident we can make great progress addressing these challenges. We will share best practices in corporate responsibility to improve the effectiveness of our efforts,” said
Kako Kurasawa, General Manager,
Prior to formalizing this global relationship, Cummins and Komatsu
partnered in other community projects. In
Komatsu-Mitsui Peru and Cummins Peru have just launched a TEC partnership with a local school, SENATI, in Arequipa focused on heavy duty machinery maintenance.
Both Cummins and Komatsu have previously partnered with other companies
to achieve greater corporate responsibility impact. In 2015, Cummins
formalized a global corporate responsibility partnership with
Representatives from both Cummins and Komatsu hope that this global corporate responsibility collaboration will inspire other companies to partner, using their skills and talents to improve access to opportunity for all.