Evaluation by Society
Kawasaki vigorously embraces activities on sustainable society. The activities have been widely recognized, and we have been highly evaluated by various external bodies as shown below. (As of November 2018)
Selected as components of the SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) Indexes listed below
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index
Jointly compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM AG [*1], DJSI is a leading SI index which assesses and selects leading sustainability-driven companies in terms of economic, environmental, and social criteria, and serves as one of the most important indices for investors who take the corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives of each company into consideration.
The DJSI Asia Pacific has specifically designed for companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets.
FTSE4Good Index Series
Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company), the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
MSCI ESG Leaders Index
MSCI ESG Leaders Index include companies with high ESG rating relative to their sector peers.
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)
The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index is the first index in Japan of socially responsible investment stock. The stock prices of socially responsible companies selected from all those listed in Japan by Morningstar Japan K.K. are converted into an index.
SNAM* Sustainability Index
The SNAM Sustainability Index is an investment index that draws on environment (E)-related corporate research conducted by SOMPO Risk Management & Health Care Inc. and social (S)- and governance (G)-related corporate research conducted by IntegreX Inc. to generate composite ESG scores. The index comprises companies with above-average ESG performance, as determined through composite scoring.
The Evaluations of Our Activities for Sustainability
Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program identifies large corporations, small and medium-sized companies and other organizations that engage in outstanding health and productivity management practices, based on initiatives to address health-related issues in regional communities and to promote health-conscious activities promoted by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
The Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace
In May 2016, Kawasaki received “Eruboshi (Grade 2)” certification as an outstanding company for promoting women’s participation in the workplace. The Eruboshi system is based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, which went into full effect on April 1, 2016. Of companies that draw up and submit general employer action plans under the Act, only those subsequently judged to meet certain standards and provide excellent conditions to encourage women to be more active in the workplace, are eligible for certification by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare under the Eruboshi system. Kawasaki is the first company in Hyogo Prefecture to acquire certification.
The Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
We have a number of systems to support raising the next generation and nursing care, in order to enable our employees to continue working actively while balancing work with childcare and nursing care. The Hyogo Labour Bureau certified us as a company supporting childcare, and awarded us the “Kurumin Mark” in 2010. The Kurumin Mark is a certification logo presented by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies that have achieved targets stated in the business action plans formulated by each company in accordance with the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and have met certain criteria. The logo indicates such companies are childcare-supportive employers.
Performance Index for LGBT Initiatives “PRIDE Index 2018”
In 2018, Kawasaki received the top rating of “gold” on “PRIDE Index”, a performance index certified by a Japanese voluntary organization “work with Pride”, which evaluates companies’ initiatives related to sexual minority such as LGBT. In Pride Index, for achievement of creating the workplace where LGBT employees are able to work actively, companies are evaluated from 5 viewpoints: Policy
Evaluations by Various Stakeholders (Since 2015)
|2018||June||Received “2017 Top 100 Global Innovators” by Clarivate Analytics|
||Certified as “Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program” by METI and the Kenko Kaigi|
|Received “2016 Top 100 Global Innovators” by Clarivate Analytics
|Received “2016 Education Support Grand Prix” Platinum Prize by Leave a Nest Co., Ltd|
|2016||April||Received “2016 Supplier of the Year” by Boeing (Nippi Corporation)|
|February||Received “2015 Education Support Grand Prix” Gold Prize and Grand Prix by Leave a Nest Co., Ltd|
|January||Selected for the 2016 Health & Productivity Stock Selection by METI and TSE|
|2015||Received the Highest Environmental Rating of “DBJ Environmentally Rated Loan Program” by DBJ|
|Received “2015 Top 100 Global Innovators” by Clarivate Analytics|
|March||Selected for the 2015 Health & Productivity Stock Selection by METI and TSE|
|Selected for “Nadeshiko Brand 2015”by MET and TSE|