November 30, 2023
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) commenced forest conservation activities in the forests owned by “K” LINE in Numata City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan in November 2023.


 About 15 people participated in these activities, planting 80 trees in a section of an area of about 2.5 ha, in collaboration with the Tone Numata-JForest/Forestry Association as well as with the NPO Chiba University Student Committee for Environmental Management System that we have previously worked together with to preserve satoyama land. The trees planted were of a kind native to the area.


 The “K” LINE Group’s businesses depend on the sea and other natural resources, so we view initiatives to tackle climate change and otherwise conserve biodiversity in the sea and on land as an important theme in our business activities. We identify “aiming for zero environmental impact” as a goal in the “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050*1, which is our long-term policy for the environment ahead to 2050 and advancing initiatives for ecosystem protection. Moreover, “K” LINE participated in the TNFD Forum this fiscal year and disclosed information about our self-assessment of nature-related risks and opportunities under the TNFD framework*2.


 Our forest conservation activities not only preserve biodiversity but also contribute to fighting climate change as forests absorb CO2. We intend to keep working to build a sustainable future based on a comprehensive understanding of natural capital and climate change.


*1 “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050: Blue Seas for the Future

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*2 October 17, 2023: Disclosure of information based on the TNFD Framework

*2 November 13, 2023: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) has joined the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) Forum