―Earning Highest Rating “A” for Four Consecutive Years―
Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Atsuo Asano, speaking at the debriefing session.
“K” LINE is proud to announce that the company was recognized as “A List,” the top rating, on climate change from CDP, which is a non-profit global organization (NGO) engaging in activities for realizing sustainable economy, in “CDP 2019 Japan Report Launch ” held on January 20 in Tokyo. The“A List” is awarded to companies that are evaluated as global leaders in their response to climate change.
From among the companies that disclosed their climate change information in response to a questionnaire sent from CDP on behalf of 525 institutional investors with total assets of over 96 trillion US dollars, 179 companies whose measures against climate change such as emissions reduction activities in the reported year were regarded as outstanding were recognized in the A List last year. Japanese companies number 38 among these and only 6 companies were selected for more than four consecutive years.
In our medium-term management plan, we have set ESG (Environment, Society and Governance) initiatives as a key management issue. As for the field of the environment, we are advancing measures in accordance with “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 – Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow -*. In particular, promotion of a framework “DRIVE GREEN NETWORK” for continually promoting environmental preservation activities while ensuring environmental compliance throughout the entire “K” Line Group bore fruit to gain the 4th straight year to receive the A List rating.
As an environmental front runner, we will continue to aim for the realization of business – marine transportation being more environmentally low-loaded and highly efficient from which more people throughout the world can benefit.