October 15, 2014

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K”Line Recognized by CDP as Leader for Corporate Action on Climate 
Change and Its Transparency for the first time.



“K” Line has been recognized as a leader in reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the business risks of climate change, as well as disclosing the information, and was selected as member of both CDP’s (*1) Japan Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) and CDP’s Japan 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014(CPLI) for the first time at CDP’s debriefing session today.


Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)
We were ranked in the top 10% of the respondents in the 500 surveyed Japanese companies, and recognized as an excellent company that provides a high level of transparency in the disclosure of climate-related information in CDLI.


Climate Performance Leadership Index(CPLI)
Information provided by nearly 2,000 listed companies has been independently assessed against CDP’s widely-respected scoring methodology and ranked accordingly. ”K” Line is one of the 187 that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance, earning a position in this global ranking of corporate efforts to mitigate change.


In order to build a logistics infrastructure with excellent energy efficiency, we have been constructing newer energy-efficient ships, reducing fuel consumption of our operating fleet and have received third-party verification for reliability and transparency of GHG emission data from processes ranging from upstream to downstream. We are regarded as demonstrating corporate responsibility in responding to climate change issues, an attitude that we have strongly evaluated and sincerely pursued, which has now bore fruit.


We will continue contributing to social sustained development from now on as a company fully committed to environmental preservation.


*1: CDP
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them.