Heightened Awareness as an Environmentally Friendly Brand
Kawasaki believes that one of its important responsibilities is to make
its environmental policies and initiatives easy to understand and to
disclose those policies with transparency.
We conduct Kawasaki Green Product Promotion Activity, in which we register products based on an assessment of environment-related aspects of product performance and the manufacturing process. This activity is aimed at broadly communicating and instilling awareness of our support for the environment through our products.
In addition, we work to appropriately disclose information regarding our environmental activities to stakeholders through the Environmental Report and on our website, and by proactively responding to questionnaires, etc., from external evaluation organizations, such as CDP and the DJSI Asia Pacific Index.
Kawasaki Green Product Promotion Activity
Kawasaki-brand Green Products is a program in support of the Group
Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet,” and
aims to boost the environmental performance of products and accelerate
the reduction of environmental impact caused by associated manufacturing
processes. The products selected for this program must meet
criteria established by the Company and are categorized as either
Kawasaki Green Products or Kawasaki Super Green Products. The products
thus categorized are then publicized in compliance with ISO 14021.
The program logo embodies the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability through products and manufacturing. The Kawasaki Group’s primary business areas—land, sea, and air transport systems, energy and environmental engineering, and industrial equipment—each with innovative and advanced technological capabilities, form three solid pillars, which together support the global environment.
Conformity Assessment Procedure
External Information Disclosure
Kawasaki discloses information about its environmental management
activities to its stakeholders through means such as the Kawasaki
Report (integrated report), the Environmental Report (this document),
and its website. In addition, we receive questionnaires from many
external evaluation organizations, including the CDP Climate Change
Information Request conducted by the CDP; surveys from the DJSI Asia
Pacific Index; the Environmental Survey conducted by Sompo Japan
Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM); and the Toyo Keizai CSR
Survey, conducted by Toyo Keizai Inc. We view these as the voice of
stakeholders representing investors, and we proactively disclose environmental
information by responding to such questionnaires.
In fiscal 2018, Kawasaki was once again selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific Index and as a stock for investment by the SNAM Sustainable Investment Fund.
For newly developed and designed products, as well as for particularly important products, Kawasaki assesses products according to such criteria as resource and energy savings and recycling potential, with the goal of reducing the environmental impact of our products across their life cycles. Because specific evaluation techniques vary depending on the type of product, each business segment draws up product assessment rules appropriate to the characteristics of their respective products. The main items evaluated in product assessments are shown below.