Social Contribution Activities

Management Approach

Our Basic Stance

As a company that engages in a broad range of businesses domestically and overseas, the Kawasaki Group believes that as a member of communities, we have a responsibility for making active contributions to the communities in which we operate.
 Additionally, in the context of the SDGs adopted by the UN in 2015, expectations for corporations are high with respect to realizing sustainable societies.
 Based on the Kawasaki Group Social Contribution Activities Policy, we are committed to pushing forward with our social contribution activities that leverage our human resources, technologies, and capital and are highly synergistic with our business activities.

The Kawasaki Group Social Contribution Activities Policy

The Kawasaki Group implements social contribution activities in various fields based on the Group Mission, “Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet.” We take advantage of our strengths and the capabilities of our employees for such activities. The key areas of our social contribution activities are as below.

  1. The Kawasaki Group, as a corporate citizen, constructs good relationships with local communities and contributes to their development.
  2. The Kawasaki Group supports the next generation who lead the future technology.
  3. The Kawasaki Group preserves the environment and achieves sustainable society.
Applicable SDGs & TargetsKawasaki’s Approach & KPIs
By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
  • Handcraft and experiment courses for elementary and junior high school students
  • Participation in online educational events
  • Operation of Kawasaki Good Times World
  • Operation of Kawasaki Robostage
  • Participation in education events and programs

  • The number of participants in handcraft and experiment courses
  • The number of participants in online educational events
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally
  • Reforestation (in Tokyo, Hyogo, and Kochi)

  • Achievements of forest conservation activities (area, the number of planted trees)
Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
  • Operation of Kawasaki Good Times World
  • Official sponsor for Vissel KOBE (a J. League Division 1 soccer club) and INAC Kobe Leonessa (a WE League soccer club)
  • Official partner of the National Museum of Western Art
  • Support of "Hien" exhibition at Gifu-Kakamigahara Air and Space Museum
  • Support of community sports activity (ex. Hockey)
  • Participation in or sponsorship for local events
  • Kawasaki Good Times Foundation

  • The amount of spending for "local communities"
  • The number of visitors to Kawasaki Good Times World

Scope of Policy Application

The Kawasaki Group


  • For details on related structures and responsible officers, please refer to Sustainability Promotion System under Sustainability Framework.

Key Areas in Our Social Contribution Activities

1. Contribution to Local Communities

We carry out activities to support sports, arts, and cultural events as well as community exchange, mostly in regions where we have offices or works. In Okinawa, many of our employees have taken part in coral reef regeneration activities as volunteers.
 Our aim through these activities is to contribute to the sustenance and development of local communities along with improving our presence in these communities.


Official Partnership Agreement with the National Museum of Western Art

In March 2023, we concluded an official partnership agreement with the National Museum of Western Art. This is a museum housing many pieces from the Matsukata Collection, assembled by Kojiro Matsukata, the first president of Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Ltd. (now Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.)
 Through this partnership, we will actively aim to “create an affluent society through the power of art” by providing a broad swathe of people with opportunities to experience art.

ⒸThe National Museum of Western Art
ⒸThe National Museum of Western Art
©The National Museum of Western Art

2. Support for the Next Generation

As a company that specializes in technological development and its widespread application, employees of the Kawasaki Group develop science education programs and hold handicraft and experiment courses for elementary and junior high school students. In addition, the Miraihon* project to develop the next generation of human resources has been launched for high school students by Kawasaki Group employee volunteers.
 By carrying out these activities on a continuous and regular basis, we both contribute to building children's interest as well as to improvements in employee communication skills and motivation.

* "Mirai" in Miraihon means "future" in Japanese.

3. Realization of a Society Coexisting with Nature

Striving to create a society that coexists with nature, the Kawasaki Group engages in forest conservation activities in the three prefectures of Hyogo, Tokyo, and Kochi. We continue to work with NPO Hyogo Mori no Club in Hyogo Prefecture, and with NPO Shizen Kankyo Academy in Tokyo and are promoting exchange with local communities by means of employee participation in reforestation activities as volunteers. These activities facilitate higher environmental awareness among our employees and improve our reputation as an environmentally sensitive company. The amount of CO2 absorbed through these forestation activities is also calculated and disclosed.

Effects of Our Social Contribution Activities (output, outcome, and impact)

We quantify the performance of main activities in the key areas of our social contribution activities as KPI to make further improvements to the effectiveness of these activities.

KPI/Performance of Our Social Contribution Activities (consolidated domestic)


Unit 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Social contribution expenses for communities Millions of yen 154 198 184 204 191
Kawasaki Good Times World visitors Thousands of people 227 198 77 93 230
Handicraft experiment courses Participants Persons 519 463 0 0 62
Events held Number of times 25 21 0 0 2
Online educational event participants Persons - - 663 406 1084


Forest conservation activities
Taka, Hyogo Ono, Hyogo Machida, Tokyo Niyodogawa, Kochi
Participants Persons 24 163 15 0
Activities per year Number of activities 1 2 1 0
Area ha 6.8 10.0 10.14 70.0
CO2absorption amount t-CO2 0.39 - - 36.0
Tree planting Trees - 27 - -


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