Participation in International Initiatives

United Nations Global Compact

Kawasaki signed the United Nations Global Compact (“UNGC”) initiative proposed by the United Nations and was registered as a participating company in January, 2020. We have also joined the Global Compact Network Japan, the compact’s local network in Japan.

The UNGC is a voluntary initiative for companies and organizations to act as good members of society and participate in creating a global framework for sustainable growth by taking responsible and creative leadership.

In conducting their business operations, UNGC signatory companies and organizations are required to support the initiative’s ten principles in the four fields of human rights, labour, the environment, and anti-corruption.

With our signing of the UNGC, we commit ourselves to promoting the ten principles in the four fields and continue our activities towards the realization of a sustainable society.

【The Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact】

Human Rights

Principle1 :

Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle2 :

make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle3 :

Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle4 :

the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle5 :

the effective abolition of child labour;

Principle6 :

the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle7 :

Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;

Principle8 :

undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle9 :

encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle10 :

Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)

Kawasaki signed the statement of support for the TCFD recommendations in September, 2019.

TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) is a task force established by the Financial Stability Board, an international organization that includes central banks and financial regulators in major countries.

Institutional investors and financial institutions who are investing in ESG emphasize that it is critical for companies to be aware of the risks and opportunities of climate change and incorporate them into their management strategies. They propose approaches to the appropriate disclosure of information regarding the risks and opportunities of climate change, which companies voluntarily disclose.

We will communicate more clearly the Company's efforts to realize a sustainable society to our stakeholders, and work to further enhance information disclosure.

Kawasaki signs Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change

January 27, 2021

Kawasaki has signed "The Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change" which recognizes that we have a shared responsibility to ensure that the current crew change crisis is resolved as soon as possible and to use the learnings from the crisis as an opportunity to build a more resilient maritime supply chain.

Please check the following link for further details.


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