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 From Fiscal 2015 to Fiscal 2017
All Vessel+Aircraft 6.36 6.33 6.26 -1.5%
All Vessel 5.77 5.72 5.61 -2.7%
  • *A decline in the environmental management indicator represents an improvement.

GHQ Environmental Management Program for FY2017
(Reviewed as of March 2018)

Targets Action Plan Intermediate Review Self
Assess
1 Use of ISO 14001 certification to promote environmental activities
  1. 1Maintain and expand NYK Group multisite environmental certification
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Acquire ISO14001;2015 certification
  1. 1Maintain appropriate activities for each region and business sector and expand certification according to customer requirements
  2. 2Formulate 2015 version of EMS manual
  3. 3Lead preparations for examining migration of overseas / domestic multisite
  1. 155 companies and 146 sites
  2. 2partially revised on January 25, 2018
  3. 3Conducted internal audit of related sites (October to November), external audit of related sites (December to March 2018), and prepared for final migration review on May 18, 2018
2 Adherence to domestic and international laws and regulations, Establish industry and company's compliance standards
  1. 1Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for operating vessels
  2. 2Contribute to formulation of international rules for realization of sustainable societies through industry-wide effort
  1. 1Re-examine NAV9000 audit standard in response to ISO14001;2015
  2. 2Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
  1. 1Transition to ISO14001;2015 (August, 2018)
  2. 2Participated in boards (industry group boards and IMO MEPC)
3 Reduction of fleet accidents (Ensuring safety)
  1. 1Eliminate major accidents
  2. 2Reduce fleet downtime (10 hours/year/vessel)
  3. 3Conduct emergency preparedness and response
  1. 1
    1. (1)Conduct NAV9000 audits (Shipmanagement companies and ships)
    2. (2)Promote Near Miss 3000 activities (increased companies to be covered)
    3. (3)Hold various safety promotion meetings and safety seminars
    4. (4)Distribute safety information
    5. (5)Conduct safety campaigns
    6. (6)Developed method for preventing engine plant accidents by utilizaing big data
  2. 2Continue activities to minimize fleet downtime
  3. 3
    1. (1)Conduct emergency response drills and reviews
    2. (2)Conduct media response drill and reviews
  1. 1
    1. (1)Audited 287 vessels / 30 companies, 956 corrective action requests
    2. (2)44 target companies and 71, 160 reports
    3. (3)Held fleet safety promotion meetings (twice in July), a Global SEMC meeting (August), and meetings among the president, captains, and chief engineers (in August and November and March 2018)
    4. (4)tota of 49 documents
    5. (5)visited 475 vessels / 856 participants
    6. (6)Shared with relevant parties and conducted external forums (Sea Japan, Japan Bari-Ship. etc.)
  2. 2(overoll) 23.9 hours/vessel (of this 3.5 hours/vessel for engine trouble)
  3. 3
    1. (1)7 times
    2. (2)conducted drill (December) and employee e-learning (November)
4 Secure the safe operation of all services via sea, land, and air
Share information throughout the NYK Group and with concerned parties
  1. 1Hold meetings of Safety and Environmental Management Committee
  2. 2Conduct assemblies of the NYK Group Environmental Management Conference
  3. 3Conduct emergency drills in NYK building
  1. 1Held at appropriate times for each vessel type (May-June 2017)
  2. 2Conducted in November 2017
  3. 3Conducted twice (September 2017, March 2018)
5 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce usage of paper, water, and electricity at headquarters office by 0.1% relative to fiscal 2012-2014 Endeavour to reduce usage of paper, water, and electricity Average rate from fiscal 2012 to 2014 was
-20.9% for paper,
+1,8% for water,
+2.3% for electricity
6 Prevention of global warming (Reduction of emissions)
  1. 1Set CO2 emission reduction rates using environmental management indices (EMIs)
    "Establish environmental management benchmark: Improve fuel efficieny by 15% from fiscal 2010 levels by fiscal 2018"
  2. 2Determine total CO2 emissions for the Group
  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. 2Use environmental performance data tabulation system (Eco Track)
  1. 1Target number of vessels: 487
    improvement rate of 14.3% compared to fiscal 2010 (including overseas group companies)
    main engine average load rate: 49.2%
  2. 2244 offices in Japan (47 companies) and 149 offices overseas
7 Prevention of air pollution (Reduction of NOx and SOx emissions)
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Cooperate with California Speed Reduction Program
  2. 2Use shoreside power supply for moored vessels (increased vessels supporting AMP container units)
  3. 3Fit NOx/SOx emission reduction devices
  1. 1compliance rate at Long Beach: 98% (40 miles)
  2. 241 vessels with AMP container units
  3. 3adopted water emulsion devices for four newly constructed vessels
8 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 install on new ships
  1. 1increased by 11 vessels for a total of 82 vessels
  2. 20 vessels decommissioned
  3. 3complied with standards for all vessels (six)
9 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conduct environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Create environmental e-learning content and improve the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
  1. 1conducted training for new employees and CSR training
  2. 2participation rate of 96.6% between November and January 2018
  3. 3continued to post environmental articles and held environmental senryu competition in Japan, in addition to photo contests (June to September)
10 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. 4Update the data for the CO2 e-calculator, participate in the CCWG of the U.S. NPO BSR, perform data evaluations for scopes 1, 2, and 3, and obtained data assurance for scopes 1, 2, and 3
  1. 1Japanese version released in July and English version released in August
  2. 224 surveys
  3. 3updated twice (August and January 2018)
  4. 4Update the data for the CO2 e-calculator, participate in the CCWG of the U.S. NPO BSR, perform data evaluations for scopes 1, 2, and 3, and obtained data assurance for scopes 1, 2, and 3

GHQ Environmental Management Program for Fiscal Year 2018

Targets Action Plan
1 Promotion of environmental activities
Enhance operations of the environmental management system and continually improve EMS manual
  1. 1Maintain the Group multisite environmental certification and enhance governance at sites
  2. 2Continually improve EMS manual
  3. 3Transition to ISO14001:2015
  4. 4Hold Safety & Environmental Management Committee meeting
  5. 5Hold the Group Environmental Management Conference
  6. 6Implement disaster-preparedness drill
2 Adherence to domestic and international laws and regulations, formulation of and adherence to industry and Company standards
  1. 1Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for operating vessels
  2. 2Monitor and comply with laws and regulations for non-vessel businesses and facilities
  3. 3Contribute to make international rules concerning GHG, environmental pollutions and ship-recycling for the sustainable society
  1. 1Re-examine NAV9000 audit standard in response to ISO9001 2015
  2. 2Institute comprehensive compliance inspections
  3. 3Proactively participate in the formulation of international rules
    (conferences held by Japanese Shipowners' Association, MEPC, etc)
3 Reduction of fleet accidents
(Ensuring safety)
  1. 1Eliminate major accidents
  2. 2Reduce fleet downtime (10 hours/year/vessel)
  3. 3Conduct emergency preparedness and response
  1. 1
    1. (1)Conduct NAV9000 audits (Shipmanagement companies and ships)
    2. (2)Promote Near Miss 3000 activities (increased companies to be covered)
    3. (3)Hold various safety promotion meetings and safety seminars
    4. (4)Distribute safety information
    5. (5)Conduct safety and security campaigns
  2. 2Continue activities to minimize fleet downtime
  3. 3
    1. (1)Conduct emergency response drills and reviews
    2. (2)Conduct media response drill and reviews
4 Efforts for saving resources, saving energy, reducing waste, and recycling, etc.
Reduce the water/paper consumption at the headquarters office and CO2(electricity/steam) emissions by 0.5% compared to fiscal 2017 Endeavour to reduce usage of paper, water, and electricity
5 Prevention of global warming (Reduction of emissions)
  1. 1Establish environmental management benchmark (CO2 emission reduction rate): Improve fuel efficiency by 30% from fiscal 2015 levels by fiscal 2030
  2. 2Determine total CO2 emissions for the Group
  1. 1
    1. (1)Implement 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. (2)Realization of GHG reduction based on the IMO target and the new medium-term management goals
    3. (3)Consider introducing of internal carbon pricing
  2. 2Use environmental performance data tabulation system (Eco Track)
6 Prevention of air pollution (Reduction of NOx and SOx emissions)
Reduce NOx and SOx emissions
  1. 1Increase usage of electronically controlled engines
  2. 2Fit NOx/SOx emission reduction devices
7 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 install on new ships
  4. 4Speed Reduction Program for marine life conservation
8 Stimulation of interest in environmental conservation activities
  1. 1Conduct environmental training
  2. 2Conduct environmental e-learning programs
  3. 3Share information with group employees
  1. 1Conduct environmental training and workshops
  2. 2Create environmental e-learning content and improve the number of participants (participation rate)
  3. 3Report environmental articles in internal newsletter and conduct environmental conservation campaigns
9 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
  5. 5Promote volunteer activity related to environmental protection