Evaluation by Society
Kawasaki vigorously embraces activities for sustainable society. The activities have been widely recognized, and we have been evaluated by various external bodies as shown below. (As of April 2021)
Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index
Jointly compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, DJSI is a leading SI index which assesses and 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.
The DJSI Asia Pacific has specifically designed for companies in the developed Asia Pacific markets.
FTSE4Good Index Series
Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company), the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that demonstrate strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The index is constructed so that industry weights align with the Japanese equity market and uses the globally established FTSE4Good Index Inclusion Rules which are drawn from existing international standards including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, developed by global index provider FTSE Russell, is designed to measure the performance of Japanese companies that have relatively strong Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) practices in individual sectors. The index is designed so that sector weights align with the Japanese equity market. In addition, this index supports the transition to a low-carbon economy by selecting companies with particularly high GHG emissions as constituent stocks only if they have achieved a reduction in GHG emissions based on the TPI Management Quality Score. The FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index is used by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) as a benchmark for passive ESG investment management.
MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index
The MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index targets 50% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of each Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®) Sector and is designed to target companies that have high Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance.
MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index
The MSCI Japan Empowering Women (WIN) Select Index, which is part of the MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes, aims to represent the performance of companies that are leading within their GICS® sector in terms of promoting and maintaining gender diversity, while also meeting certain quality factor criteria.
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
The S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient is designed to measure the performance of companies in the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX), (the “underlying index”), while overweighting or underweighting those companies that have lower or higher levels of carbon emissions per unit of revenue.
Sompo Sustainability Index
The Sompo Sustainability Index is an investment index that draws on environment (E)-related corporate research conducted by SOMPO Risk Management Inc. and social (S)- and governance (G)-related corporate research conducted by IntegreX Inc. to generate composite ESG scores. The index comprises companies with above-average ESG performance, as determined through composite scoring.
ECPI World ESG Equity Index
ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in Class Index
ECPI Group provides investment and sustainability advisory services with its offices in Milan, Italy and Luxembourg. ECPI Index family represents one of the widest ESG offer on the market covering main asset classes, geographies and investment themes.
ECPI World ESG Equity Index is a broad benchmark representative of developed market companies that satisfy ECPI ESG criteria.
ECPI Global Developed ESG Best in Class Index represents global developed market companies selected on the basis of their ESG performance as measured by ECPI ESG ratings and scores (Best-in-Class approach).
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Recognitions of Kawasaki’s Sustainability Initiatives
Kawasaki received B score in the CDP Climate Change 2021 assessment.
CDP an environmental non-profit organization that runs the global disclosure system for companies, cities and governments. The charity measures and evaluates their environmental initiatives, including goal setting, risk management and disclosures.
The assessment process is aligned with TCFD recommendations on climate-related financial disclosures task force and well known as a global standard of environmental action evaluation.
In 2021, Kawasaki received the Bronze award from EcoVadis, a French-based ratings platform for assessing CSR and sustainability in supply chains. EcoVadis evaluates each company's performance on CSR activities based on the four themes of environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable procurement. The Bronze award reflects the percentile ranking of the top 50% of companies assessed.
The Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace
In May 2016, Kawasaki received “Eruboshi (Grade 2)” certification as an outstanding company for promoting women’s participation in the workplace. The Eruboshi system is based on the Act on Promotion of Women’s Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, which went into full effect on April 1, 2016. Of companies that draw up and submit general employer action plans under the Act, only those subsequently judged to meet certain standards and provide excellent conditions to encourage women to be more active in the workplace, are eligible for certification by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare under the Eruboshi system. Kawasaki is the first company in Hyogo Prefecture to acquire certification.
The Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
We have a number of systems to support raising the next generation and nursing care, in order to enable our employees to continue working actively while balancing work with childcare and nursing care. The Hyogo Labour Bureau certified us as a company supporting childcare, and awarded us the “Kurumin Mark” in 2010. The Kurumin Mark is a certification logo presented by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to companies that have achieved targets stated in the business action plans formulated by each company in accordance with the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children and have met certain criteria. The logo indicates such companies are childcare-supportive employers.
Performance Index for LGBT Initiatives “PRIDE Index 2021”
In 2021, Kawasaki received the top rating of “gold” on “PRIDE Index”, a performance index certified by a Japanese voluntary organization “work with Pride”, which evaluates companies’ initiatives related to sexual minority such as LGBT. In Pride Index, for achievement of creating the workplace where LGBT individuals are able to work actively, companies are evaluated from 5 viewpoints: Policy