“K” LINE has received recognition for its efforts in non-financial areas such as CSR and ESG activities, including inclusion in major global ESG investment indices and the receipt of various awards. 

Inclusion in ESG Investment Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index

 

Provided by U.S.-based S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, this ESG index evaluates the sustainability of the world’s leading companies based on economic, environmental, and social criteria. 

As of 22nd September 2023, our company ranked in the 89 percentiles in the Transportation industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment.

https://www.spglobal.com/esg/performance/indices/djsi-index-family 

 

FTSE4Good Index

This investment index was developed by FTSE Russell, which is wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange Group, and its constituents are selected from companies around the world that have demonstrated outstanding performance in their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts. It is also widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial instruments. 

https://www.ftserussell.com/products/indices/ftse4good 

 

 

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

Using FTSE Russell’s ESG rating methodology, this index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate outstanding responses from an ESG perspective and is widely used to create and evaluate sustainable investment funds and other financial instruments.  

https://www.ftserussell.com/products/indices/blossom-japan 

 

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Created by FTSE Russell, this index is designed to be sector neutral as, in addition to ESG assessments, it screens eligible companies using an assessment of the size of a company’s environmental footprint and its management of corporate climate change risks. 

https://www.ftserussell.com/products/indices/blossom-japan

 

 

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

Developed by U.S.-based Morgan Stanley Capital International Inc. (MSCI), this is a stock price index that was created to classify companies with outstanding gender diversity based on MSCI’s unique Gender Diversity Score. 

https://www.msci.com/our-solutions/indexes/japan-empowering-women-index

Note: THE INCLUSION OF KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. 

S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index

One of the ESG indices adopted by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), this index focuses on environmental issues and measures the performance of companies by evaluating their levels of information disclosure on carbon emissions, as well as their carbon emissions per unit of revenue. 

https://www.jpx.co.jp/english/markets/indices/carbon-efficient/index.html 

 

 

Sompo Sustainability Index

This ESG-focused management product, which Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. began operating in August 2012, consists of approximately 300 stocks that have outstanding ESG performance and is used to build a sustainable management portfolio. 

https://www.sompo-am.co.jp/institutional/product/06/ (Japanese text only) 

 

Major Awards and Recognition

CDP 2023 Climate Change A List

“K” LINE has been selected for the 8th consecutive year on the Climate Change A List, achieving an A, the highest score in the CDP’s Climate category.
CDP is an international non-profit organization (NGO) headquartered in London, who conducts survey on climate change risks and opportunities and responses of companies and other entities. 
The results of the survey are used as a universal indicator to measure corporate value.

https://www.cdp.net/en

 

 

CDP Supplier Engagement Leader 2022

”K” LINE has been recognized for the 5th consecutive year as Supplier Engagement Leader, the top rating, on Supplier Engagement Rating from CDP.

Supplier Engagement Rating evaluates the companies’ initiatives for climate change and greenhouse gas emissions throughout the supply chain and ranks the companies in line with their efforts.

https://www.cdp.net/en

MSCI ESG Ratings

Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) is an American finance company headquartered in New York City. It is an investment research firm that provides stock indexes, portfolio analytics.
In 2023, “K” LINE received a rating of BBB in the MSCI ESG Ratings assessment.

https://www.msci.com/our-solutions/indexes/esg-indexes


*THE USE BY KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. OF ANY MSCI ESG RESEARCH LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES (“MSCI”) DATA, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION, OR PROMOTION OF KAWASAKI KISEN KAISHA, LTD. BY MSCI.  MSCI SERVICES AND DATA ARE THE PROPERTY OF MSCI OR ITS INFORMATION PROVIDERS, AND ARE PROVIDED ‘AS-IS’ AND WITHOUT WARRANTY. MSCI NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI.

Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics is a part of Morningstar group, who provides high-quality, analytical ESG research, ratings and data to institutional investors and companies.
In September 2023, “K” LINE received an ESG Risk Rating of 20.3 and was assessed by Morningstar Sustainalytics to be at Medium risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.

https://www.sustainalytics.com/esg-ratings

 

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Nikkei SDGs Management Survey

Nikkei Research Inc. evaluated “K” LINE with a 4.0-star rating.  

https://www.nikkei-r.co.jp/service/survey/sdgs_survey/ (Japanese text only) 

 

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

“K” LINE was granted Kurumin certification for the third time, as a company that provides superior support for childcare. 

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kodomo/shokuba_kosodate/kurumin/index.html (Japanese text only) 

 

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Japan Health Council

“K” LINE has been recognized for the fifth time in four consecutive years under the 2023 Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (large enterprise category), which is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Japan Health Council. The program recognizes companies for their outstanding health and productivity management efforts.  

https://www.meti.go.jp/policy/mono_info_service/healthcare/kenkoukeiei_yuryouhouzin.html (Japanese text only) 

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

“K” LINE was selected as a “DX Certified Business Operator” under the Digital Transformation (DX) Certification established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in April 2022.  

https://www.meti.go.jp/policy/it_policy/investment/dx-nintei/dx-nintei.html(Japanese text only) 

https://www.kline.co.jp/ja/news/other/other-705399405708498818/main/0/link/220404JA.pdf 

(Japanese text only) 

Daiwa Investor Relations Co. Ltd.

Each year, Daiwa Investor Relations Co. Ltd. evaluates and grades the online disclosure of information by listed companies through their investor relations (IR) websites, granting awards to the top-performing companies.

In 2023, “K” LINE was granted the Commendation Award for six consecutive years and Excellence Award in Sustainability Disclosure for the first time.

https://www.daiwair.co.jp/news/internet_IR2023.html(Japanese text only) 

EcoVadis

“K” LINE was awarded a Bronze rating for overall sustainability initiatives in 2023 by EcoVadis, an internationally recognized provider of business sustainability ratings based in France. 

https://ecovadis.com/