Kubota Obtained the Highest-Rating in “CDP Water Security Program 2019”
February 7, 2020
Kubota Corporation (Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and Representative Director: Yuichi Kitao; hereinafter, “Kubota”) has been identified as the Highest-Rated “A-List Company” in “CDP*1 Water Security Program 2019*2”, a research concerning water security. The Kubota Group was recognized as a global leader in its business strategy, action and disclosure regarding water security. This is the second time since 2017 that Kubota received “A-List rating” for water security.
Kubota has been striving to solve problems in the field of “food, water and the environment” with the brand statement "For Earth, For Life". Since its foundation in 1890, Kubota has widely supplied products from intake water to waste water, including water cast iron pipes, valves, pumps and water treatment facilities to contribute to the improvement of water infrastructure in the world. Also in the field of “food,” Kubota supplies agricultural water piping materials and system of water level management for rice farming.
In addition to the proper management of industrial wastewater, the Kubota Group has been working to reduce water consumption by conserving water and recycling wastewater at its business sites. Furthermore, the Group has conducted water stress surveys at global production sites to identify and manage risks regarding water resource use.
Climate change has a serious impact on water risk as well, with frequent floods and droughts around the world. The supply of safe and secure water and construction of water treatment facilities have a significant contribution on human health, food production and economic activities, and are necessary to achieve the goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).
Going forward, the Kubota Group sees conserving water resources as one of the materiality and contribute to the development of a sustainable society through its global business activities.
- *1.CDP is an international non-profit organization that conducts researches against companies and governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. It works with 525 institutional investors totaling US $ 96 trillion in assets and 125 major buyers with combined purchasing power of US $ 3 trillion. Over 8,400 companies, accounting for over 50% of global market capitalization, reported environmental data through CDP.
- *2.CDP Water Security program is a disclosure program on corporate water security. CDP asks companies to disclose information on "identification and evaluation of business risks and opportunities", "formulation and execution of policy and strategy", etc. on water.
Kubota’s environmental conservation activities