Environmental Awards / External Evaluations

External Evaluations

In the report “A Sea Change,” published on June 25, 2019 by CDP *1, an international NGO that promotes environmental information disclosure, our efforts toward the transition to a low-carbon society were highly evaluated and, we were selected as the first shipping company in the world.

In September 2019, we were selected as a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index *2, a global ESG index, for the 17th consecutive year.

In July 2020, we have been selected for the FTSE4 Good Index Series *3, which is one of the world's representative ESG (environmental, social, governance) investment indicators, for the 18th consecutive year. We have also been selected for the fourth consecutive year in the “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” *4, which is a newly set index for Japanese companies that excel in ESG compliance.

  1. *1CDP
    The CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share vital environmental information. The CDP is driven by more than 827 institutional investors representing in excess of US$100 trillion in assets with the objective of gaining greater visibility into how companies are managing risks and opportunities in response to climate change.
  2. *2Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)
    The results of the annual DJSI review are announced jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, the world's largest global resource for index-based concepts, data, and research, and RobecoSAM, a Switzerland-based company that conducts assessments of corporate sustainability.
  3. *3FTSE4Good Index Series
    The index consists of companies that meet global standards in terms of ESG developed by FTSE Russell, a global index provider that provides benchmarking, analytics, and data for investors worldwide.
  4. *4FTSE Blossom Japan Index
    An index created by FTSE Russell to measure the performance of Japanese companies having excellent responses to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. In 2017, Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world's largest pension funds, selected the FTSE Blossom Japan Index as one of the benchmarks for its ESG investment strategy. Additionally, the index is widely used for sustainable investments and other financial instruments.

Environmental Award

NYK Selected for FTSE4Good Index for 17th Straight Year and FTSE Blossom Japan Index for 3rd Consecutive Year

NYK has been selected as an index component for FTSE4Good Index Series, the major evaluation benchmark of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) indices for the 17th straight year, and FTSE Blossom Japan Index, the benchmark of performance of Japanese corporations with excellent responses to ESG issues for the third consecutive year.

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NYK Recognized as a Top Company in the Port of Long Beach's Green Flag Program

NYK has been recognized as one of the top shipping lines in the Green Flag vessel speed reduction program that the Port of Long Beach has been conducting to improve air quality.

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NYK Receives Award for Innovation at Environmental Finance Bond Awards 2019

NYK has received an award for innovation at the Bond Awards 2019 sponsored by Environmental Finance, one of the world's leading environmental finance magazines.

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NYK Honored for Its Efforts to Protect Whales and Reduce Air Pollution

NYK has received a gold award for the company's participation in the Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies program, a vessel speed reduction (VSR) incentive program along the West Coast of North America conducted by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

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NYK Receives Ministry of Environment Award

NYK has received the Ministry of Environment Award in the Japan Green Innovation Department at the Japan Green Bond Awards sponsored by Japan's Ministry of the Environment, which is promoting green bond to address environmental issues.

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NYK Receives Green Bond Award at 2018 Sustainable Finance Awards

NYK has received the Green Bond Award at the 2018 Sustainable Finance Awards held by the Research Institute for Environmental Finance (RIEF), which promotes “green finance” to address environmental issues.

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NYK Scored the Highest-Rated "A" for Climate Change by CDP Survey

In fiscal 2018, we have been highlighted as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit organization CDP, achieving a place on the Climate Change A List.

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MT-FAST Receives Japan's 2018 Minister of the Environment Award

MT-FAST, a fuel-saving device jointly developed by NYK Group company MTI Co. Ltd. and Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company, has been recognized with Japan's 2018 Minister of the Environment Award.

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NYK Containership Receives Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ship Award

The containership NYK Lyra has been recognized with the Best Quality Ship Award for 2017 by the Japan Federation of Pilots' Associations (JFPA).

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NYK Receives SBT Initiative Verification for Commitment to Greenhouse Gas Reduction

NYK's reduction target for greenhouse gases (GHG) has been recognized as science-based by the international Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative.

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