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* 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. Fiscal 2015 showed a 14.3 percent improvement compared with fiscal 2010, thus allowing us to achieve our first target of a 10 percent reduction.
NYK continues to strive for more efficient operations through the company’s Save Bunker activities to achieve the goals set forth in the company’s “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan.

Environmental management indicator (Based on IMO guidelines) = Environmental load (CO2 emissions from vessel transportation) / Value added by the business (Mass of cargo in tons x transport distance in kilometers) | Target 1:To achieve 10% improvement in fuel efficiency by fiscal year 2015 from fiscal year 2010 levels. | Target 2:To achieve 15% improvement in fuel efficiency by fiscal year 2018 from fiscal year 2010 levels.
*1 IMO
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

Environmental management indicator for certain types of vessels

Type of Vessel Environmental management indicator
(Unit: g-CO2/ton・km)
Improvement rate
Fiscal Year 2010 Fiscal Year 2015 From Fiscal 2010 to Fiscal 2015
VLCCs 3.11 3.05 1.9%
Car Carriers 47.60 43.60 8.3%
Containerships 11.17 8.79 21.3%

* A decline in the environmental management indicator represents an improvement.
* The index for car carriers is large because they have a small weight/capacity ratio.

GHQ Environmental Management Program for FY2015
(Reviewed as of March 2016)

  • Self-assessment Criteria
  • A: Achieved,
  • B: More than 70%,
  • C: Less than 70%
  Targets Action Plan Intermediate Review Self
Assess
1 Using ISO 14001 certification to promote environmental activities
  1. Maintain and expand NYK Group environmental certification
  2. Step up NYK Group multi-site environmental initiatives
  3. Continually improve EMS manual
  4. Prepare for new certification standard, ISO14001:2015
  1. Maintain activities appropriate for communities and businesses, and expand certification as requested by customers
  2. Implement internal audits of corporate divisions, hold discussions with Group companies, and external audits by external organizations
  3. Operate and continually improve systems based on EMS manual
  4. Hold workshop based on final draft of revised ISO requirement
  1. Added one new site (YLK(Turkey)), substracted four sites (Nippon Nozzle Seiki, NYYT, and two offices in Europe) Total: 54 companies, 147 sites
  2. Improvement requests resulting from audits: Internal audits 44, external audits 21
  3. Manual revisions: 1
  4. Held workshop in February and March 2016.
A
2 Adherence to domestic and international laws and regulations, formulation
Establishment and compliance with own and/or industry standards
  1. Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for operating vessels
  2. Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for non-vessel businesses and facilities
  3. Contribute to make international rules concerning GHG, environmental pollutions, and ship-recycling for a sustainable society
  1. Update NAV9000 audit contents (ship-management companies and ships)
  2. Confirm status at Group companies through questionnaire (Internal Audit Chamber)
    Institute comprehensive compliance inspections
  3. Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
    (conferences held by Japanese Shipowners’ Association, MEPC, etc)
  1. Revised NAV9000 checklist for ships (ver.6.0.0) and Company audit Checklist (ver.3.1.0)
  2. Instituted internal control status questionnaires aimed at newly established companies (June and December 2015), and conducted internal compliance awareness survey (September 2015)
  3. Attended each committee (by JSA, MEPC etc.)
A
3 Reduction of fleet accidents
  1. Eliminate major accidents
  2. Reduce fleet downtime (10 hours/year/ship)
  3. Conduct emergency preparedness and response
  1. Conduct NAV9000 audit
  2. Promote Near Miss 3000 activities
    (expansion of the scope of companies and vessels).
  3. Hold safety seminars and safety conferences for fleet
  4. Distribute safety information
  5. Conduct safety and security campaign
  6. Continue activities to minimize fleet downtime
  7. Conduct emergency response exercises and reviews
  8. Conduct media response training and reviews
  1. Number of audits and findings
    300 vessels / 30 companies, 1,366 improvement proposals
  2. Near Miss cases 57,483 findings, 35 companies
  3. Held Global SEMC; NYK fleet safety promotion meetings; meetings between president, captains, and chief engineers; (July-August 2015)
  4. C/R 8, S/B 7, S/I 26, PSC Info 5, Marine Eng Info 3
  5. Number of ships/people visited: 512 Vessels, 941 participants
  6. Vessel Downtime: 19.1 hours/ship/ year
    Downtime due to engine trouble: 9.9 hours/ship/year
  7. Exercises held: 6 times
  8. Conducted training based on scenario of a serious accident occurring on a VLCC(Oct)
A
Maintenance and reinforcement of security and sharing of information
Share information throughout the NYK Group and with concerned parties
  1. Hold meetings of Safety and Environmental Management Committee
  2. Conduct assemblies of the NYK Group Environmental Management Conference
  3. Permeate understanding of the NYK Group Environmental Management Guidelines
  4. Conduct emergency drills in NYK building
  1. Held at appropriate times for each vessel type (April-July 2015)
  2. Conducted in November 2015
  3. Collected Environmental Action Plans (100% collection rate)
  4. Conducted drills twice (September 2015, March 2016)
A
4 Prevention of global warming (Reduction of CO2 emissions)
  1. Establish environmental management benchmarks: improve fiscal 2010 fuel consumption efficiency by 10% by end of fiscal 2015 and by 15% by end of fiscal 2018.
  2. Determine total CO2 emissions for NYK Group
  1. Extract data for calculation of environmental management indicators from SPAS for more accurate monitoring
  2. Use environmental performance data tabulation system (NYKECOM)
  1. Accomplished fiscal 2015 target (14.3% improvement from fiscal 2010) Collected data from 617 ships, 6,630 reports
  2. Collected data from 52 companies/ 258 sites domestic operating bases,
    158 sites overseas operating bases,
A
Prevention of air pollution (Reduction of NOx and SOx emissions)
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. Increase usage of electronically controlled engines
  2. Cooperate with California Speed Reduction Program
  3. Make onshore power charging (AMP) equipment compliant with global standards
  4. Utilize AMP equipment (container-type)
  5. Cooperate with SCR onboard testing
  6. Rigorously enforce EU and California low-sulfur fuel guidelines
  1. 7 vessels adopted
  2. Rate of compliance (Jan-Dec)
    Rate of observance in LA: 99% (20 mile)
    Rate of observance in LB: 97% (40 mile)
  3. Adopting new standard IEC/ISO/IEEE80005-1
  4. 19 ships equipped to make us of shoreside generators,
    Shoreside generators usage; 157times
  5. NOx(EGR) onboard testing: 1ship; NOx/SOx emission reduction equipment(LNG fueled):1ship
  6. All vessels are using low-sulfur bunker oil
A
Introduction and use of equipment that reduces marine pollution, conserves and recycles resources, lowers emissions of toxic substance emissions, and protects biodiversity
  1. Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. Advance installation NYK Total Bilge System
  1. Expand installation
  2. Adhere to ‘NYK Standards’ on ship recycling
  3. Actively install in new built ships
  1. Installed on 5 ships in fiscal 2015
  2. Implemented for 2 ships in fiscal 2015 in yards with which NYK has concluded an MOA
  3. Installed in 6 ships in fiscal 2015
A
Reduction of office environmental burden
Maintain paper, water, and electricity use at same levels as in fiscal 2014 Endeavour to reduce usage of paper, water, and electricity Compared with the same period of FY2014
Paper: -2.19%
Water: -1.86%
Electricity: +0.36%
B
5 Contribution to environmental protection through research and development of new technologies
  1. Enhance precision of measurement of ship speed relative to water
  2. Expand functionality of application (LiVE for Shipmanager) for monitoring performance and condition of main engine
  3. Enhance efficiency of air-blower and scavenging-air-type air-lubrication methods
  1. Finalize specifications by July
  2. Utilize to prevent serious engine trouble, conduct preventative maintenance, and realize status and remote monitoring of onboard equipment
  3. Establish usage guidelines covering wide range of vessel operation conditions and confirm effectiveness for hull design optimization based analyses of benefit differences between hull design for air-blower air-lubrication methods
  1. Analyzed usage data and formulated ideas to improve accuracy and decided to develop a prototype with greater accuracy
  2. Added serious accident precursor detection logic function to LiVE for Shipmanager and began deployment at management companies
  3. Analyzed usage data for air-blower air-lubrication methods. Discussed measures to improve energy saving effect for scavenging-air-bypass-type air-lubrication methods. Devised a system to control blowing air volume.
A
6 Stimulation of interest in environmental protection activities
  1. Step up environmental training and education of employees
  2. Conduct environmental e-learning programs
  3. Step up dissemination of information to employees
  1. Hold training and workshops
  2. Create content for environmental e-learning program, and increase participant numbers
  3. Feature environmental activities in internal newsletter, and conduct environmental preservation campaign
  1. Conducted CSR study & seminar for new employees
  2. Conducted environmental e-learning programs, realized year-on-year increase of 1,500 participants
  3. Continued to feature environmental activities and conducted several environmental preservation campaigns
A
7 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. Publish NYK report
  2. Respond to external inquiries and questionnaires
  3. Provide up-to-date environmental information through website
  4. Disclose CO2 emissions information
  1. Publish NYK report in June (Japanese ver.) and August (English ver.)
  2. Properly address inquiries and questionnaires
  3. Revise and update information contained on website
  4. Update CO2 e-calculator data, participate in CCWG of BSR (U.S. NPO), and verify Scope 3 data
  1. Issued in June (J) & August (E)
  2. Responded to 33 questionnaires
  3. Revised 1 time (October)
  4. Participated in CCWG meeting. Completed third party data verification for Scope 1,2 and 3.
A
Supporting social contribution activities
Promote volunteer activity related to environmental protection Promote participation in environmental activities
  1. 23 NYK Group staff members participated in the Tohoku Post-Tsunami Ecosystem Monitoring Project sponsored by Earthwatch Institute- Japan
  2. Respond to interview, conducted presentation (2times)
    Provision of materials to marine events, such as model of NYK SES 2030(12times)
A

GHQ Environmental Management Program for Fiscal Year 2016

  Targets Action Plan Indicators
1 Use of ISO 14001 certification to promote environmental activities
  1. Maintain and expand NYK Group environmental certification
  2. Step up NYK Group multi-site environmental initiatives
  3. Continually improve EMS manual
  4. Preparation for new standard, ISO14001:2015
  1. Maintain activities appropriate for communities and business,
    Expand certification as requested by customers
  2. Implementation of internal audits (internal audits of NYK's main branches and discussions with group companies) and external audits
  3. Continual review & improvement of EMS based on EMS manual
  4. Develop 2015 EMS manual
  1. Number of newly joined companies/sites
  2. Number of audits and findings
  3. Revision record
  4. Implementation record
2 Adherence to domestic and international laws and regulations,
Establish industry and company's compliance standards
  1. Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for operating vessels
  2. Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for non-vessel businesses and facilities
  3. Contribute to make international rules concerning GHG, environmental pollutions and ship-recycling for the sustainable society
  1. Re-examine NAV9000 audit standard in response to ISO9001 2015
  2. Institute comprehensive compliance inspections
  3. Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
    (conferences held by Japanese Shipowners’ Association, MEPC, etc)
  1. Revision record
  2. Implementation record
  3. Implementation record
3 Reduction of fleet accidents
  1. Eliminate major accidents
  2. Reduce fleet downtime (10 hours/year/ship)
  3. Conduct emergency preparedness and response reparation and response for emergency
  1. Conduct NAV9000 audit
  2. Promote Near Miss 3000 activities
    (expansion of the scope of companies and vessels)
  3. Hold seminars and conferences about safety for fleet.
  4. Continue to publish safety information, and operate safety information management system
  5. Conduct safety and security campaign
  6. Continue activities to minimize fleet downtime
  7. Conduct emergency response exercises and reviews
  8. Conduct media response training and reviews
  1. Number of audit and findings
  2. Participating Companies
    Number of Near Miss report
  3. Implementation record of seminar and conference
  4. Number issued (C/R, S/B, Secrity Info)
  5. Number of ship/people visited
  6. Downtime (overall and due to engine trouble)
  7. Implementation and review
  8. Implementation and review
Maintain, Reinforce, and Share information for safety
Share information throughout the NYK Group and with concerned parties
  1. Hold meetings of Safety and Environmental Management Committee
  2. Conduct assemblies of the NYK Group’s Environmental Management Conference
  3. Permeate understanding of the NYK Group Environmental Management Guidelines
  4. Conduct emergency drill in NYK building
1-4. Implementation record
4 Reduction of CO2 emissions
  1. Establish environmental management benchmarks: improve fiscal 2010 fuel consumption efficiency by 10% by end of fiscal 2018
  2. Determine total CO2 emissions for NYK Group
  1. Extract data for calculation of environmental management indicators from SPAS for more accurate monitoring
  2. Use environmental performance data tabulation system (NYKECOM)
  1. Improving ratio (number of applicable vessels)
  2. Number of companies submitting data
Prevention of air pollution (Reduction of NOx and SOx emissions)
Minimize the emission of NOx and SOx
  1. Increase usage of electric-controlled engine
  2. Cooperate with California Speed Reduction Program
  3. Make onshore power charging (AMP) equipment compliant with global standards
  4. Utilize AMP equipment (container-type)
  5. Cooperate with NOx/SOx emission reduction equipment onboard testing
  1. Number of adopted vessel
  2. Rate of compliance (Jan-Dec)
  3. Processing status
  4. Number of vessel equipped and operation status
  5. Progress record
Prevention of marine pollution
  1. Advance installation of ballast water management systems
  2. Scrap ships in an environment-friendly manner
  3. Advance installation NYK Total Bilge System
  1. Expand installation
  2. Adhere to ‘NYK Standards’ on ship recycling
  3. Actively install in new built ships
  1. Installation record
  2. Number of ships demolishes in the yard with which NYK concludes MOA
  3. Number of vessel installed.
Reduction of office environmental burden
Maintain paper, water, electricity-usage -0.1% compared with levels in fiscal 2015 Endeavour to reduce usage of paper, water, and electricity Reduction rate compared with fiscal year 2015.
5 Contribution to environmental protection through research and development of new technologies
  1. Modify containerships to realize energy-efficient operations
  2. Construct smart fleet operation system
  1. Modify bulbous bows and install energy-saving equipment based on operation profile.
  2. Advance installation of Ship Information Management System(SIMS2)
1-2. Progress Record
6 Stimulation of interest in environmental protection activities
  1. Conduct internal and external training on environment
  2. Conduct environmental e-learning
  3. Promote in-house environmental activities
  1. Conduct environmental seminars, workshops
  2. Create content for environmental e-learning program, and increase participant numbers
  3. Feature environmental activities in internal newsletter, and conduct environmental preservation campaign
  1. Implementation record
  2. Participants/ Applicants
  3. Issuance and implementation record
7 Disclosure of environmental information
  1. Publish NYK report. (combine CSR and IR report)
  2. Respond to external inquiries and questionnaire
  3. Provide up-to-date information through website
  4. Disclose CO2 emissions information
  1. Publish NYK report in June (Japanese ver.) and August (English ver.)
  2. Properly address inquiries and questionnaires
  3. Revise and update information contained on website
  4. Update CO2 e-calculator data, participate in CCWG of BSR (U.S. NPO), and verify Scope 3 data
  1. Issuance of NYK Report
  2. Number of questionnaires completed
  3. Number of revision
  4. Record of cooperation and data-offerings
Supporting for social contribution activities
  1. Promote volunteer activity related to environmental protection
  2. Participate in environmental events
  1. Promote participations in environmental activities
  2. Introduce environmental activities, Support to lend environmental items
1-2. Record of Implementation

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