Environmental Awards / External Evaluations

External Evaluations

In fiscal 2018, we received a score of "A" in the annual evaluation conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a U.K.-based non-profit that examines climate change information disclosures. Further, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices have included the NYK Group for 16 consecutive years, and we have also ranked in the FTSE4Good Index for 16 straight years.

  1. CDP
    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.

Environmental Award

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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LNG-fueled Tugboat "Sakigake" and RORO vessel "Hidaka" receive a 4 STAR rating

LNG-fueled tugboat "Sakigake" and RORO vessel "Hidaka" (owned by Kinkai Yusen Kaisha Ltd.) has received a 4STAR rating as a significant energy saving vessel from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of JAPAN.

Receive a score of "A-" for CDP Climate change 2017

In fiscal 2017, we received a score of "A-" in the annual evaluation for CDP climate change 2017 conducted by the CDP, an international not-for-profit organization.

NYK Trading Corporation Receives 45th Sasaki Prize

NYK Trading Corporation received the 45th Sasaki Prize from the Japan Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry for the company's contribution to the industry through the outstanding technological research and development that went into ULTY-V, a boiler combustion-control optimization system.

NYK Blue Jay Named 2016 Ship of the Year

"NYK Blue Jay," a 14,000 TEU containership, was named the 2016 Ship of the Year in the Large Cargo Ship category by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE), recognizing the vessel's advanced energy-saving technology and the world's first dual rating system, which features two power ranges (high and low) that allow the ship to realize optimal fuel consumption.

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Three NYK Group Companies Receive Recognitions at the 18th Logistics Environment Awards

Three NYK Group companies received awards at the 18th annual Logistics Environment Awards sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries (JFFI), recognizing the companies' activities in the areas of environmental conservation and environmental awareness.

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NYK-operated Ships Receive the Panama Canal's Green Connection Award

Two NYK-operated vessels, "Garnet Leader" and "NYK Remus," were awarded the Panama Canal Authority's Green Connection Award for demonstrating excellent environmental stewardship.

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NYK Selected "Best Green Shipping Line" by HAROPA for Fourth Consecutive Year

NYK's high Environmental Ship Index score resulted in the company being selected "Best Green Shipping Line" by HAROPA, a joint venture comprising three French ports, for a fourth consecutive year.

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NYK's Initiatives Introduced at UN's #GlobalGoals Week

In a recent speech at the U.N., NYK was the only Japanese company mentioned to be promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.

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NYK received vessel speed reduction award in August 2016

NYK received award for extraordinary compliance with the vessel speed reduction program by the Port of Los Angeles.

Japan's First LNG-fueled Ship Receives Technology Special Award at the 2015 Ship of the Year Awards

Sakigake was recognized by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers for its environmental performance, design, and technical developments.

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Japan's First LNG-fueled Tugboat Garners Recognition for NYK at 17th Annual Logistics Environment Awards

The award, sponsored by the Japan Federation of Freight Industries, recognized the environmental load reduction achieved by Japan's first LNG-fueled tugboat, Sakigake.

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NYK Receives ESI Award for Third Consecutive Year

NYK was once again recognized with an Environmental Ship Index (ESI) award by HAROPA. (ESI: A benchmark that assesses the environmental performance of ships.)

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NYK Receives Highest Rating on SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loan

NYK's ESG activities and disclosure were highly assessed and once again given the highest rating on the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation's Sustainability Assessment Loan.

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NYK's Ship Information Management System Recognized at 2015 Eco-Products Awards

The NYK Group's development and operation of a Ship Information Management System (SIMS) was recognized with Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award at the 2015 Eco-Products Awards.

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NYK's Ship Information Management System Receives Japan's 2015 Minister of the Environment Award

NYK's Ship Information Management System was recognized with Japan's 2015 Minister of the Environment Award in the Technical Development and Commercialization category.

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NYK Included in Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for a Fourth Consecutive Year

NYK was once again included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) after receiving a perfect score on the CDP's 2015 climate change information request.

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NYK's Ship Information Management System Recognized with Special Award from Japan Institute of Navigation in July 2015

The NYK Group was recognized for its development and operation of a ship information management system that enables timely sharing of vessel navigation and engine data.

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NYK Included in Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in October 2014 for a Third Consecutive Year

NYK was once again included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), scoring 99 out of 100 points in the CDP's 2014 climate change information request.

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NYK's environment-friendly tugboat has been awarded the 2013 Marine Engineering of the Year award by the Japan Institute of Marine Engineering

Tsubasa, owned by Wing Maritime Service Corporation, an NYK Group company, is the first tug in Japan to be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system.

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NYK Container Line (NCL) Receives METI Award in December 2013

NCL teamed with the Kubota Corp. for more efficient use of container trucks in a program that aims to encourage voluntary initiatives by companies and to promote green logistics diffusion.

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NYK Group Recognized at 2013 Eco-Products Awards in November 2013

The NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels won Japan's Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Award. The recognition aims to support the providers of eco-products by giving attention to those that reduce environmental burdens.

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NYK Included in 2013 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index in November 2013

For a second consecutive year, NYK was selected by CDP to be included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

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Yusen Real Estate Corporation (YFK) Receives Award from Japan Association for Real Estate Sciences in November 2013

YLK's establishment of insightful new business programs was recognized.

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NYK Receives Nikkei Global Environmental Technology Award in October 2013

The award was presented in recognition of the NYK Group's use of its energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels.

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Yusen Real Estate Corporation (YFK) Receives Award from Journalists in October 2013

The award was presented in recognition of YFK's two brownout activities that were implemented immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

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NYK Group Selected as a Finalist for the Environment Award at the Lloyd's List Global Awards 2013 (October 2013)

The NYK Group's development and operation of its energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received recognition.

NYK Group Vessel Selected as "Ship of the Year" by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers in July 2013

The energy-saving air-lubrication system on Soyo was recognized.

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NYK Group Receives Award for Excellence at 40th Environmental Awards (sponsored by the Hitachi Environment Foundation and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun Ltd) in June 2013

NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels won the prize because "global environmental preservation can be expected by the further progress and spread of this technology."

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Excellent Company of "Green Flag" selected in May 2013

By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program (achieving 100%)

The NYK Group awarded as a finalist for the Clean Shipping Award at the Seatrade Awards 2013 in May

NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received significant recognition.

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NYK Group Receives Japan's 2012 Minister of the Environment Award in December 2012

NYK Group's development and operation of an energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels received the prize in the technical development and commercialization categories for the promotion of measures to address climate change.

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NYK Included in Two Major Carbon Leadership Indexes-Only Company in Shipping and Logistics Industry to Be Part of Both Indexes- in October 2012

NYK has been selected by CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project) as one of only five companies in the FTSE Japan Index of nearly 500 Japanese companies to be included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI). In addition, the company was one of 22 companies to be included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).

Excellent Company of "Green Flag" selected in May 2012

By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program (achieving 99.07%)

The 15th Environmental Communication Awards (the Sustainability Report Grand Prize) in February 2012

The 2011 CSR report published by the NYK group was highly evaluated for the theme of strategic environmental management and information disclosure including sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, and credibility.

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"Ship of the Year" at The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers in May 2011

The energy-saving air-lubrication system for vessels YAMATAI&YAMATO recognized

NYK and Nippon Steel Receive Ichimura Industrial Award for Development and Use of Highly Corrosion-Resistant Steel on Crude-Oil Tankers in April 2011

The prize was awarded for the development and use of NSGP-1,*1 highly corrosion-resistant steel plates

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    The Nippon Steel Green Project (NSGP) is a registered trademark of Nippon Steel.
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The 20th Earth Environment Prize (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Award) in February 2011

Presented by the Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities focusing on environmental-protection measures, including experiments with an air-lubrication system to reduce CO2 emissions during maritime transport.

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Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in February 2011 for energy-savings at the Yusen Building

Presented by the Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry for the reduction of electricity and steam use at the company's headquarters.

The 17th Chiba Prefecture Architecture-Culture Award in December 2010

Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd. received the 17th Chiba Prefecture Architecture-Culture Award for the environment-friendly architecture incorporated in its hangar for engineering and maintenance at Narita International Airport.

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Environment Award 2010 by the UK Warehouse Association in July 2010

Presented to NYK Logistics UK Ltd. by the UK Warehouse Association for the company's reduction of electricity and CO2 emissions.

Venice Environzmental Prize in April 2010

Presented to Crystal Serenity, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc., for the third time since the award started being presented in 2007.

Good Design Award for Auriga Leader, Good Design Frontier Design Award for NYK Super Eco Ship 2030 at Good Design Awards by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization in October, 2010.
"Ship of the Year" at Lloyd's List 2009 Global Awards in September, 2009

The solar-power-assisted Auriga Leader recognized

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Logistics Environmental Grand Prize in June, 2009

By Japan Federation of Freight Industries for NYK's experiment utilizing solar energy partially

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Venice Environmental Prize in June, 2009

Crystal Serenity, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc.

Excellent Company of "Green Flag" selected in April, 2009

By Port of Long Beach for slow steaming program

Environmental Prize Awarded by Ports of Stockholm in April, 2009

Crystal Symphony, operated by Crystal Cruises Inc.

The 18th Earth Environment Prize ('Excellent Company Selected by Earth Environment Conference Award') in February, 2009

By Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities that have focused on environmental protection and maritime pollution-prevention measures

The 16th Earth Environment Prize (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Award) in February, 2007

By Fujisankei Group for NYK's global activities that have focused on environmental protection and maritime pollution-prevention measures

Business Development Award in April, 2006

Yusen Terminals Inc. was awarded by Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, California

Green Flag Environmental Achievement Award in March, 2006

17 ships which we operated were recognized by the Port of Long Beach

Cruise Ship Environmental Award in September, 2005

Crystal Harmony awarded by the Port of San Francisco, Cruise Terminal Environmental Advisory Committee

Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award in May, 2005

By Minister of Trade and Industry in the Kingdom of Norway for safe vessel operations and environmental conservation in cooperation with the owners of chartered vessels and ship-management companies

The 14th Earth Environment Prize (Chairman Prize of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) in February, 2005

By Fujisankei Group for NYK's high assessment of the company's safe vessel operations and its focus on protection of the environment; for our proactive development and application of cutting-edge environmental technologies

The 2004 City of Boise EnviroGuard Award in September, 2004

By the City of Boise, Idaho US

The Best Quality Ship Award in May, 2004

By the Japan Federation of Pilots' Association for NYK's contribution for environmental protection through our safe vessel operation

The World Excellence Award for Environmental Leadership in April, 2004

By Ford Motor Company

The Prize for Activities to Protect the Logistics Environment in June, 2003

By the Japan Federation of Freight Industries