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“K”LINE Awarded CDP’s “A List 2018” on Climate Change ― Earning Highest Rating “A” for Three Consecutive Years

“K” LINE is proud to announce that the company was recognized as “A List,” the top rating, on climate change from CDP, which is an international non-profit organization (NPO) engaging in activities for realizing sustainable economy, in “CDP 2018 Debriefing Session” held on January 22 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 650 institutional investors with total assets of over 87 trillion US dollars, 126 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 20 among these and only 7 companies were selected for three 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, initiation 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 3rd 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.

 

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