August 10, 2012

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


Issue of the “Social and Environmental Report 2012”



Thank you very much for your continued support of the “K” Line Group.


We have issued “Social and Environmental Report 2012” in English and Japanese, which summarizes our activities for social contribution and environmental preservation. We publish this report annually to provide our stakeholders with easy-to-understand explanations regarding our approach to social responsibility and measures we take for safety in navigation and cargo operations as well as environmental preservation, which are based on our corporate principles.


In this year’s report, we focused on developing seafarers and onshore workers. To increase our value as a shipping line conducting business globally, it is essential for us to develop all types of human resources who can be active in the global field and foster the “K” Line spirit. We also included the opinions of our employees when presenting each of our initiatives carried out in FY2011 onshore and at sea.


We hope you will find this report informative for understanding not only social and environmental activities of the “K” Line Group but the “K” Line Group itself.


Information not covered in the report is found on our website (


It would be greatly appreciated if you would provide us with feedback through our website or with printed copy by filling out the questionnaire enclosed therein, as it will help us to improve our CSR and environmental preservation activities and also our future reports.