Other Reporting


Risk Management

In addition to approaches based on our risk management structures, we hold liaison conferences as needed for personnel with environmental responsibilities to ensure adherence to environmental laws and regulations, the dissemination and full understanding of legal revisions, and the enhancement of their capabilities. These conferences, which are held under the direction of the Head Office Environmental Management Division, serve as opportunities for working with Group personnel to preempt environmental accidents and other compliance-related problems.

In recent years, we have implemented initiatives in response to laws and regulations related to chemical substances, such as the European Union’s ELV Directive,1 RoHS Directive,2 and REACH Regulation,3 as well as the Euro 4 regulation on motorcycle exhaust emissions.

In fiscal 2019, as there were no revisions to relevant laws, we did not implement any new risk countermeasures.

1. ELV Directive: End of Life Vehicles Directive

2. RoHS Directive: Directive on Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment

3. REACH Regulation: Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals


Compliance with Laws and Regulations

The Kawasaki Group strives to implement environmental management activities in compliance with environmental laws and regulations.

In fiscal 2019, there were no incidents that resulted in administrative disciplinary action or guidance from the authorities or complaints from local residents.

Within its environmental management regulations, Kawasaki has established internal rules regarding the handling of abnormalities and has set up a framework for quickly reporting to the Head Office, via specified procedures, in the event of an administrative disciplinary action or guidance or a complaint from local residents.


Environmental Communication

Environmental Education

Previously, the Kawasaki Group implemented environmental education via e-learning as part of training for new hires. To better implement environmental management, however, in fiscal 2019 we overhauled both the range of employees to whom environmental education is provided and the content of such education.

Raising Environmental Awareness

We are engaged in communications activities aimed at enhancing the perception and awareness of environmental issues among each and every employee of the Group. We conduct ongoing awareness raising activities, including the publication of environmentrelated articles in the Kawasaki Group internal bulletin, distribution of the President’s message for Environment Month, and distribution of information (environmental data, case examples of energy saving, forestation activity reports, etc.) through our intranet, so that employees can put environmentally conscious activities into practice not only at the workplace, but also in their local communities and homes.

Cultivating Qualified Managers

To enrich management activities emphasizing energy and the environment, we are striving to cultivate individuals with legal qualifications required under laws and regulations related to energy and the environment. The number of employees with qualifications in fiscal 2019 is shown in Table 7. In addition, as an internal qualification, we offer training for internal ISO 14001 environmental management and environmental auditors, through which approximately 136 employees acquired qualifications in fiscal 2019.


Kawasaki Green Product Promotion Activity

Kawasaki-brand Green Products is a program in support of the Group Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet,” and aims to boost the environmental performance of products and accelerate the reduction of environmental impact caused by associated manufacturing processes. The products selected for this program must meet criteria established by the Company and are categorized as either Kawasaki Green Products or Kawasaki Super Green Products. The products thus categorized are then publicized in compliance with ISO 14021.

The program logo embodies the Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability through products and manufacturing. The Kawasaki Group’s primary business areas—land, sea, and air transport systems, energy and environmental engineering, and industrial equipment—each with innovative and advanced technological capabilities, form three solid pillars that together support the global environment.

Program logo


Kawasaki-brand Green Products


2019

VEGA Boiler
U-KACC Boiler.html
Waste Carbonization System
High-Pressure Hydrogen Pressure-Reducing Valve (KGPR65D)
Small Payload Material Handling Robots RS007 Series
SOPass
Ninja ZX-6R (2019MY)
Versys 1000 (2019MY)
L30A-01D/DLH Gas Turbine
CK Mill
Medium-Diameter Shield Tunnel
Kawasaki Step Grate Parallel-Flow
Control Valve KMX13RB
Dual-Arm SCARA Robot: duAro
Universal Controller
Active Suspension System
Z125/Z125PRO

2018

LPG Powered Large LPG Carrier
Track Material Monitoring Device
E-series Rexpeller (Azimuth Thruster)
M5A-01D Gas Turbine
FLNG Boiler
Ninja H2 SX
Ninja 400/Ninja 250
Electric Joystick ERU2-7.0
F60 Controller
LNG-Fueled Pure Car and Truck Carriers
efWING
Straight Tube LED Lamps for Rail Cars
Kawasaki Super Green Product
M7A-03D Gas Turbine
Versys 650
Hydraulic Pump
for Mobile Machinery
K3VLS85
KC-MB-20, Multifunctional Controller for Construction Machinery
KAWASAKI ECO SERVO
Painting Robot KJ264/314
Clean Robot NT420

2017

Large LNG Carrier with
Newly Developed Tank
efACE Standard Railcar
BK117 D-2 Helicopter (Airbus Helicopters Model: H145)
Oil-Free Kawasaki Centrifugal Compressor
LNG Tank (New safety factor applied)
 Z900 (2017MY)
Z650/Ninja650 (2017MY)
HST Pump K8V Series
HST Motor M7V Series
Extra-Large Payload Robot MG Series
Battery Power System (BPS)
M1A-17D Gas Turbine
Green Gas Engine
MAG Turbo
CKK System
Hydraulic Pump for Excavators (K7V)
Spot Welding Robot (BX200L)

External Information Disclosure

Kawasaki discloses information about its environmental management activities to its stakeholders through such means as the Kawasaki Report, the Environmental Report (this document), and its website. In addition, a number of external evaluation organizations send us questionnaires, including the CDP climate change questionnaire; Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) surveys; the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM) Environmental Survey; and Toyo Keizai Inc’s Toyo Keizai CSR Survey. We view these as the voices of stakeholders representing investors, and we proactively disclose environmental information by responding to such questionnaires.

The results of evaluations based on such questionnaires are shown in Table 8.



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