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

Nov. 20, 2020

Kawasaki has been selected for the eighth 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, DJSI is a leading ESG index which 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 158 companies, including 82 Japanese companies, which are leading the way in terms of sustainability among the 601 invited companies in the region.


Invited companies are assessed by S&P Global, which acquired the ESG ratings business from RobecoSAM in 2020, based on questionnaire responses, their public information including annual and sustainability reports, and media information. Kawasaki has been included in the DJSI Asia Pacific for the eighth consecutive years for its outstanding sustainability performance meeting the aforementioned three criteria.


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, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Select 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 the Group Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet.”



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For the information on inclusion in ESG stock indices and evaluations of our sustainability initiatives, please refer to Evaluation by Society.