Kawasaki selected as a constituent of MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index
Jan. 23, 2020
Kawasaki has been selected as a constituent of MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index for the first time, which selects leading companies in terms of promoting and maintaining gender diversity, while also meeting certain quality factor criteria.
The index is developed by U.S. company MSCI Inc.* and aims to represent the performance of those Japanese companies that either exhibit a commitment towards promoting and maintaining a high level of gender diversity among their workforce or have strongly increased their investment on capital goods or R&D while maintaining high level of sales growth and gender diversity. The index figures are calculated using data disclosed under the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, and related data disclosed by companies. The index is one of the four ESG indices adopted by Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund.
Since Kawasaki has also been included in three other ESG indices adopted by GPIF: FTSE Blossom Japan Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index, Kawasaki’s inclusion in MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index makes it a constituent of all of the four ESG indices. (As of January, 2020)
The Kawasaki Group sees employees as its most important asset for achieving its Group Mission, “Global Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet,” and business targets. In order for the Kawasaki Group to achieve sustainable improvement of its enterprise value, it is critical that all of our human resources who participate in its businesses around the world vigorously engage in their daily operations, regardless of their nationality, gender, age, religion or disability.
The Kawasaki Group will remain committed to the fulfillment of its social responsibility as a global entity, with a view towards realizing its Group Mission and raising its enterprise value.
MSCI Inc. is a provider of investment decision support tools to investment institutions worldwide. It produces indices and risk and return portfolio analytics for use in managing investment portfolios.
For more information about MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index, please visit the website of MSCI Inc.
For more information about our status regarding inclusion in ESG indices, please see here .