December 12, 2022
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has been selected again as an Asia Pacific Index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the leading global indices for ESG investing, for the 12th consecutive year since 2011.


 DJSI, the index provided by S&P Dow Jones Indices, measures the performance of companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria, through a corporate sustainability assessment, and only includes companies with remarkable performance. Among those indices, Asia Pacific Index for 2022 selects 156 companies in the Asia-Pacific developed region (including 74 Japanese companies) as components, as a result of sustainability assessment of 609 largest companies in the region. Launched in 1999, DSJI is one of the first global sustainability benchmarks for investors which integrate sustainability consideration into their portfolios.


 “K” LINE has been addressing sustainability as a priority issue of its corporate management, and it has announce in its medium-term management plan, released in FY2022, that it aims to increase its corporate value by polishing up technologies / expertise that only the Group can provide and convert them into value proposition to deepen partnership with customers, setting low-carbon / decarbonization as an opportunity for its growth. “K” LINE will remain steadfast in our pursuit of growth opportunities and greater corporate value, addressing not only changing customer needs, but also the needs of nations and the global community, especially for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and measures to mitigate climate change.