Disclosure of Environmental Data

Disclosing GHG data based on the GHG Protocol

NYK regularly receives an assurance statement from a third-party certifier confirming that NYK is reporting and disclosing accurate numerical values for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by NYK Group companies. This data is then used in calculations to confirm that NYK is meeting the framework of Scope 1, 2, and 3 of the GHG Protocol*1, a benchmark that NYK has achieved since 2012. NYK’s certification was the first time in the maritime industry that data collection, calculation, and reporting had been confirmed by a third-party to be in line with Scope 3.

Scope1, 2 & 3 for NYK Group


Scope 1, 2, and 3 of GHG emissions in the NYK Group

20,920,000 65,000 1,181,000 22,166,000

[Unit: ton-CO2e]*2

*1 GHG Protocol
: International standards for accounting and reporting GHG emissions.
*2 CO2e
: CO2 equivalent

External Evaluations

In fiscal 2017, we received a score of “A-” in the annual evaluation conducted by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP),*3 a U.K.-based non-profit that examines climate change information disclosures. Further, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices have included the NYK Group for 15 consecutive years, and we have also ranked in the FTSE4Good Index for 15 straight years.

*3 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.

Participation in BSR's clean cargo working group

NYK participated in a “Clean-Cargo” Working Group on environmental sea transport, a group organized by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), and in 2003 jointly developed an environmental questionnaire that includes a method for calculating environmental load. The result allowed more accurate responses to requests from customers who wanted to better grasp their environmental loads in the logistics field. NYK uses the questionnaire to provide the main containership lines' with data on CO2 emissions per transport unit (one 20-foot container per kilometer).

In addition, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) has certified NYK's collection and calculation methods as appropriate for the 2016 data that we provided to the Clean Cargo Working Group*4.

*4 Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)
Organization established in 2003 by the U.S. non-profit organization Business for Social Responsibility together with container shipping companies, shippers, and NVOCC members. The CCWG aims to establish methods to measure and evaluate the impact of international container transportation on the environment and promote dialogue between shippers and container shipping companies.


Providing Accurate Information to Environmental Questionnaires and Surveys

In 2016, we responded to 33 environmental surveys and questionnaires from other companies, governmental offices, environmental organizations, the press, and the like.
By providing accurate information to such inquiries, NYK is able to demonstrate its trustworthiness and the sincerity of the company's commitment to the preserving the environment.

  FY 2016
Companies 14
Organizations 6
Mass media 2
Governmental offices 6
Ranking institutions 5
Total 33
: Manufacturers, research companies, etc.
: NPOs, incorporated associations, judicial foundations, etc.
Mass media
: Newspapers, press, etc.
Governmental offices
: Japan's Ministry of Environment; Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; etc.
Ranking institutions
: Worldwide SRI Indexes, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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