Social Contribution Activities
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.
- The Kawasaki Group, as a corporate citizen, constructs good relationships with local communities and contributes to their development.
- The Kawasaki Group supports the next generation who lead the future technology.
- The Kawasaki Group preserves the environment and achieves sustainable society.
|Applicable SDGs & Targets||Kawasaki’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
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
Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
Scope of Policy Application
The Kawasaki Group
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.)
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.
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)
|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|
|Activities per year||Number of activities||1||2||1||0|