Kawasaki recognized as the highest rated “A List Company” on CDP climate change

Dec. 13, 2022

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has been recognized for leadership in corporate transparency and performance on climate change by global environmental non-profit CDP *1, securing a place on its annual ‘A List’.

Based on data reported through CDP’s 2022 Climate Change questionnaire, Kawasaki is one of a small number of companies that achieved an ‘A’ - out of more than 10,000 companies scored.

For more than 120 years since its incorporation of 1896, the Kawasaki Group has been constantly taking on leading-edge technological challenges to contribute to social development through the provision of innovative products in the fields of land, sea, and air.

Today, we promote the development of solutions and new frameworks toward the future under the Group Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet.” Our initiatives to this end range from transitioning to hydrogen energy to advocating for novel workstyles supported by robotic technologies.

Regarding the climate change issue, Kawasaki is working to realize a decarbonized society through its business under the management plan "Group Vision 2030" by creating hydrogen supply chains, CCUS (Carbon dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage) and others.

For CO2 emissions associated with our business activities, we plan to achieve carbon neutrality for the entire Group by 2050. In addition, we have set specific targets for each Scope of CO2 emissions with the aim of reducing their major portions earlier. For Scope 1 and 2*2, we plan to achieve carbon neutrality domestically by 2030 through independent initiatives focusing on hydrogen power generation. And for categories 1 and 11 of Scope 3*2, we plan to achieve “Zero-Carbon Ready”*3 by 2040.

A company that provides customers with solutions to achieve carbon neutrality, the Kawasaki Group will contribute to early realization of a decarbonized society.

*1    CDP is a global non-profit that runs the world’s environmental disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions.
*2    Scope 1:Direct emissions of greenhouse gases by the business itself (combustion of fuels, industrial processes)
Scope 2:Indirect emissions associated with the use of electricity, heat and steam supplied by other companies
Scope 3:Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and 2 (emissions by other companies related to their business activities)
*3    “Zero-Carbon Ready” is a Kawasaki’s original target to reduce Scope 3 by 2040.
・Category (i) : 80% reduction (compared with fiscal 2021)
・Category (xi) : Add CO2-free solutions to lineup, and facilitate global CO2 reductions. For detailed information, please refer to pages 27-32 of the integrated report "Kawasaki Report 2022."

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