“K” Line Selected as an Index Component by Dow Jones/RobecoSAM for 9th Consecutive Year
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has been selected again as an Asia Pacific Index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the leading global indices for ESG investing (*), for the 9th consecutive year since 2011.
DJSI, jointly operated by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC of the United States and RobecoSAM AG of Switzerland, measures the performance of companies in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria, through a corporate sustainability assessment, and only includes companies with remarkable performance. Among those indices, Asia Pacific Index selects 148 companies in the Asia-Pacific developed region (including 76 Japanese companies) as components, as a result of sustainability assessment of 600 largest companies in the region. Launched in 1999, DSJI is one of the first global sustainability benchmarks for investors which integrate sustainability consideration into their portfolios.
We have raised ESG as one of the important initiatives in our medium-term management plan. We will continue striving to fulfill our social responsibility through our business activities and contribute to sustainable progress of the society.
*ESG investing describes an investment strategy which takes account of enterprises’ social, ethical and environmental aspects as well as financial performance