Kawasaki selected on Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index, ESG investment index, for seventh consecutive year

Sep. 17, 2019

Tokyo, September 17, 2019– Kawasaki has been selected for the seventh consecutive year for the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), which is one of the leading indices of ESG (environmental, social and governance) investment.

Jointly compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM AG [*], DJSI is a leading ESG 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.

Specifically designed for companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets including Japan, the DJSI Asia Pacific has captured the 148 companies, including 76 Japanese companies, which are leading the way in terms of sustainability among the 612 invited companies in the region.

For inclusion in the DJSI Asia Pacific, RobecoSAM AG assesses companies based on questionnaire responses, public annual and sustainability reports, other publications, and media information from each company. Kawasaki has been included in the DJSI Asia Pacific for the seventh consecutive years for its outstanding performance based on the three criteria above.

In addition to DJSI Asia Pacific, Kawasaki has also been included in the FTSE4Good Index and MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes, which are also benchmark ESG indexes. Furthermore, Kawasaki has been selected as a constituent of FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, these indices were selected by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund.

Kawasaki will remain committed to the fulfillment of its social responsibility as a global entity, with a view towards realizing its Mission of “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet.”

[*]RobecoSAM AG:
Is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Its offerings comprise asset management, indices, private equity, engagement, impact analysis and sustainability assessments as well as benchmarking services. Together with S&P Dow Jones Indices, RobecoSAM publishes the globally recognized Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). In 1995, RobecoSAM was founded on the conviction that integrating ESG factors into traditional financial analysis leads to a more informed investment decision.



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