Targets and Plans

Using an environmental management indicator to monitoring CO2 emissions from ships and set reduction targets

NYK has been making efforts to address climate change by reducing GHG emissions from the company's ships. To achieve this goal, the company has introduced an environmental-management indicator to establish and manage reduction targets for vessel CO2 emissions.
Our indicator, which is based on IMO*1 guidelines, determines CO2 emissions per unit of vessel-transport work, and our proprietary Ecoreport data-management system allows us to calculate our performance and manage our goals.

  1. *1IMO
    International Maritime Organization
    A UN specialist organization to promote intergovernmental cooperation and formulate treaties and protocols covering technical and legal questions in marine transport and shipping

Our achievement of greenhouse gas reduction results and latest goals are as follows.

NYK Receives SBT Initiative*2 Verification for Commitment to Greenhouse Gas Reduction.

  1. *2SBT Initiative
    A collaboration among the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF), and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to encourage adherence to science-based emission-reduction targets that are in line with the level of decarbonization to keep global temperature increase below 2 degrees Celsius compared to preindustrial levels. Over 100 companies around the world have had their targets verified, and as of June 12, 2018, NYK was the 20th Japanese company to have done so.

The progress of the current goal is as follows.

Environmental management indicator for certain types of vessels

Type of Vessel Environmental management indicator
(Unit: g-CO2/ton-km)
Improvement rate
Fiscal Year 2015 Fiscal Year 2016 Fiscal Year 2017 Fiscal Year 2018 Fiscal Year 2019 Compared to Fiscal Year 2015
Scope1 (Ships + Aircraft) 6.36 6.33 6.26 6.21 6.18 -2.83%
  • *A decline in the environmental management indicator represents an improvement.

GHQ Environmental Management Program for FY2019
(Reviewed as of March 2020)

Targets Action Plan Intermediate Review Self
Assess
1 Promotion of environmental activities
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Continued activities catered to each region and business sector and verified certification according to customer requirements (47 sites)
  2. 212 updates of EMP during 2019.
  3. 3Updated ISO14001 certification by multi-site
  4. 4Held Safety & Environmental Management Committee (SEMC) meeting (May)
  5. 5Held the Group Environmental Management Conference (November)
2 Formulation of and adherence to shipping industry and the Company standards
Contribute to formulation of international rules for realization of sustainable societies through industrywide effort Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules Actively contributed to formulation of international rules
⇒Participated in boards and committees (industry group boards and IMO MEPC)
3 Prevention of global warming
  1. 1Set CO2 emission reduction rates using environmental management indices
    (EMIs)
    “Establish environmental management benchmark: Improve fuel efficiency by 30% from fiscal 2015 levels by fiscal 2030”
  2. 2Determine total CO2 emissions for the Group
  3. 3Continue studies toward initiating internal carbon pricing and TCFD
  1. 1Implement fuel-saving initiatives and collect data for calculating environmental management indices (improvement rate, target number of vessels, and main engine average load rate) from vessels
  2. 2Realization of GHG reduction based on the IMO target and the new medium-term management goals
  3. 3Consider introducing of internal carbon pricing
  1. 1Implemented fuel-saving initiatives and collected data for calculating environmental management indices (improvement rate and main engine average load rate) from vessels
  2. 22.8% improved from 2015
    Environment Management Indicator : 6.18
  3. 3Attended TCFD Consortium General Assembly (May)
4 Prevention of air pollution
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Use of electronically controlled engines
  2. 2NOx/SOx emissions reduction equipment
  1. 1Installed the engine 100% of new vessels
  2. 2Installed SOx and NOx emission reduction system on 79 vessels
5 Marine environment conservation
Adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, etc.
  1. 1Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. 2Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. 3Advance installation of our Total Bilge System
  1. 1Expand installation
  2. 2Adhere to 'NYK Standards' on ship recycling
  3. 3Actively installed on new vessels to comply with standards
  1. 1Installed systems on 153 vessels (as of March 2020)
  2. 2Adhered to 'NYK Standards' on ship recycling for three vessels decommissioned.
    Decided to have IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) onboard before the treaty comes effective
  3. 3Actively installed on new vessels to comply with standards ⇒ six vessels
6 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce the water/paper consumption at the headquarters and CO2 (electricity/steam) emissions by 0.5% compared to fiscal 2018 Performed periodic measurements and internal information-sharing to ensure thorough office energy savings. Achieved targets of all items.
Water : 11.7%,
Paper : 13.1%,
CO2 emission from electricity and boiler: 5.7%・23.9%
7 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-Learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Created environmental e-Learning content and improved the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops, conducted training for new employees and CSR training(April, November)
  2. 2Created environmental e-Learning content and improved the number of participants (participation rate) ⇒ participation rate: 97% between November and January 2020
  3. 3Continued to post environmental articles in internal newsletter and held environmental senryu competition in Japan, in addition to photo contests (June to September)
8 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. 1Issue NYK Report
  2. 2Respond to external survey on the environment
  3. 3Provide up-to-date environmental information through website
  4. 4Disclose CO2 emissions information
  1. 1Review, update, and release content
  2. 2Actively participate in external surveys and present the environmental activities of the Group
  3. 3Review and update the included items
  4. 4Disclose and verify scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG data
  1. 1Issued NYK Report ⇒ Japanese version released in July and English version released in August
  2. 2Actively participated in external surveys and presented the environmental activities of the Group ⇒ 40 surveys
  3. 3Reviewed and updated website
  4. 4Third-party certification received from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (July)

GHQ Environmental Management Program for Fiscal Year 2020

Targets Action Plan
1 Promotion of environmental activities
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Maintain ISO 14001 certification
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
2 Formulation of and adherence to shipping industry and the Company standards
  1. 1Understand treaties, laws and regulations related to ships and thoroughly comply with them
  2. 2Contribute to formulation of international rules for realization of sustainable societies through industrywide effort
  1. 1NAV9000 standard review
  2. 2Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
3 Prevention of global warming
  1. 1Set CO2 emission reduction rates using environmental management indices (EMIs) “Establish environmental management benchmark: Improve fuel efficiency by 30% from fiscal 2015 levels by fiscal 2030”
  2. 2Determine total CO2 emissions for the Group
  3. 3Continue studies toward initiating internal carbon pricing and TCFD
  1. 1Implement fuel-saving initiatives and collect data for calculating environmental management indices (improvement rate, target number of vessels, and main engine average load rate) from vessels
  2. 2Realization of GHG reduction based on the IMO target and the new medium-term management goals
  3. 3Consider introducing of internal carbon pricing
4 Prevention of air pollution
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Use of electronically controlled engines
  2. 2NOx/SOx emissions reduction equipment
5 Marine environment conservation
Adoption of environmentally friendly technologies, etc.
  1. 1Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. 2Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. 3Advance installation of our Total Bilge System
  1. 1Expand installation
  2. 2Decided to have IHM (Inventory of Hazardous Materials) onboard before scraping.
  3. 3Actively installed on new vessels to comply with standards
6 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce the water/paper consumption at the headquarters and CO2
(electricity/steam) emissions by 0.5% compared to fiscal 2019
Performed periodic measurements and internal information-sharing to ensure thorough office energy savings.
7 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-Learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conducted environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Created environmental e-Learning content and improved the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
8 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. 1Issue NYK Report
  2. 2Respond to external survey on the environment
  3. 3Provide up-to-date environmental information through website
  4. 4Disclose CO2 emissions information
  1. 1Review, update, and release content
  2. 2Actively participate in external surveys and present the environmental activities of the Group
  3. 3Review and update the included items
  4. 4Disclose and verify scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG data