Materiality Safety, Environment, and Human Resources as Top Priorities


Differentiation from Other Companies through Steady Effort for Safe and Reliable Operations

NYK has worked to ensure safe operation of vessels for 132 years. The greatest mission of the Group is to deliver our customers' goods safely and securely. In the unlikely event of an accident, not only would the Group lose our customers' trust, but it is possible that the environment and economic activity could be affected as well.
Aiming to eliminate downtime, NYK steadily works with its partners who are responsible for safe operation, visits the vessels, and conducts other activities to ensure safe and secure operation, united both on land and at sea. In addition, the Group strives to differentiate itself from other companies through the utilizastion of big data and the advanced technological strength of the seafarers, thereby finding new business opportunities.

Risks Accidents causing:
● Environmental pollution
● Vessel damage
● Loss of trust
● Hindrance to economic activities
● Workplace injuries
Opportunities ● Increase of trust
● Improvement of outside evaluation
● New business opportunities
Trends in Downtime


Thorough Implementation of Environmentally Friendly Operation Aimed at a Sustainable Society

As an organization that conducts business activities globally, the Group has positioned response to global environmental problems as one of its most important issues. The Group established its Environmental Green Policy in 2001 and its Environmental Management Vision in 2005, and strives to improve corporate value by attaining the best balance of environment and economy.
The Group has established CO2 emissions-a cause of global warming-as an environmental management indicator, and manages CO2 emissions per ton-km discharged by each type of vessel. In addition, the Group is working to reduce CO2 emissions through efforts that include the development of environmentally friendly vessels and utilizing big data to achieve optimal operation.

Risks Delayed compliance with regulations causing:
● Suspension of business activities
● Increased cost of compliance
● Decreased trust
Opportunities ● Control of costs by reducing fuel consumption
● Differentiation through environmental advancement
● Actualization of innovation

CO2 Emissions and Improvement Rate According to Environmental Management Indicators

* The indicators increase for car carriers because they have a low weight / space ratio.

* A decrease in the numbers on the graph indicates an improvement in emissions per ton-km.

* CO2 emissions improvement rate with fiscal 2010 as the benchmark.

Human Resources

Achieving a Workplace Environment Active with Diverse Human Resources

In order for the Group to implement a broad range of business globally, it must secure and develop talented human resources. The Group has over 50,000 employees, and strives to reform workstyles to enable employees with diverse backgrounds to utilize their abilities as much as possible. It is working to move the system infrastructure to the cloud, promote work-life balance, promote the advancement of women's careers, and concentrate on health management of the employees, thereby improving productivity and competitive strength.
In addition, NYK has established original training programs both on land and at sea to develop the human resources that support the company and is striving to create an environment in which individuals can develop while they work.

Risks Shortages of talented human resources causing:
● Decrease of competitive strength
● Loss of business opportunities
● Decrease of technological strength
Opportunities ● Establishment of a competitive advantage through accumulation of expertise
● Creation of new value by diverse human resources
● Promotion of innovation
● High level of ability to handle high-risk freight (crude oil, LNG, etc.)
Breakdown of NYK Group Employees by Region (Consolidated)

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