Environmental Contribution

NYK to Donate $1.5 Million to support SMC cleanup of Pasig, Tullahan rivers

NYK decided to donate a total of $1.5 million over five years in support of the Pasig River and the Tullahan-Tinajeros River system cleanup efforts being implemented by San Miguel Corporation. San Miguel is currently dredging and cleaning the Pasig River, along with the Tulahan-Tinajeros River system, to mitigate flood damage and prevent the discharge of waste into the ocean. NYK's donation was used to purchase the excavators, the equipment for dredging and cleaning these rivers to support the project. The excavators were transported from Japan to the Philippines by vessels operated by NYK, and in the Philippines by tractor trucks managed by Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. The entire transport process was conducted by the NYK Group.

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NYK Participates in COP28 in Dubai

NYK management took part in discussions at various events during the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ("COP28") held in Dubai, UAE, from November 30 to December 13, 2023. The NYK representatives disseminated information on climate change initiatives by the company and the international shipping industry.
To provide information on climate change initiatives, governments and industry groups hosted COP28 side events, as well as various panel discussions that often had participants engaging in lively discussions. NYK Executive Officer Masahiro Takahashi took stage as a panelist on November 6 and spoke about the NYK Group's decarbonization initiatives and the current status and issues regarding ship-recycling.

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Participation in World Wide Fund for Nature Japan

Since 2005, NYK has been a corporate member of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Japan.

The WWF, which operates in over 100 nations, is one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. Its mission is to promote biodiversity and reduce the negative impact of human activities on nature and wildlife.

NYK will continue to support the WWF's effort to achieve harmony between humans and nature.

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NYK's Participation Helps Tohoku University Researchers Confirm CO2 Concentration Differences between Hemispheres

NYK is participating in a Tohoku University research project to study global greenhouse gas distribution and circulation. Over a period of 40 years, sample air is being taken at sea on a containership shuttling between Japan and Australia, and on another traveling between Japan and North America. Analyses of the sampled air have already revealed that the northern and southern hemispheres have varying concentrations of CO2, and also that concentrations fluctuate seasonally and yearly. By adding observation points on the ocean to points on land, we have contributed to research in this area.

Contribution to the Analysis of Micro-plastic Pollution

In March 2020, NYK and the Chiba Institute of Technology signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the collection and analysis of microplastics floating in the open sea as the first step in contributing to the elucidation of the actual state of marine plastic pollution, which is a global environmental problem.
For one year from March 2020, we had 14 vessels operated by our company collect microplastics during normal business operations and achieved the goal of 100 samplings at 100 locations - a target that had been set together with Associate Professor Yutaka Kameda of the Chiba Institute of Technology. An analysis is being conducted in his laboratory, and the analyzed data is being summarized in a "World Ocean Plastic Garbage Map" produced by the university.
As emphasized in our recently released NYK Group ESG Story, NYK is a corporate group whose business activities are dependent on the oceans, and that obliges us to take measures that "give back to the oceans." This is one of those measures.

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Tree planting in Thailand

The NYK Group has conducted tree-planting activities jointly with regional communities in Thailand since 2007. And in 2023, we resumed mangrove planting, which had been suspended due to COVID-19. Executives, employees, and families of affiliated companies based in Thailand participate in this activity, which contributes to regional coexistence and environmental conservation, as well as engagement and environmental awareness among group employees.


  • Yusen Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Yusen Logistics (SAO Region) Co., Ltd.
  • NYK Line (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • NYK Auto Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Laemchabang International Ro-Ro Terminal Ltd.
  • ANJI-NYK Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • N.Y.K. Distribution Service (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • K.R.C. Transport & Service Co., Ltd.
  • Double Wing Spirit Service Co., Ltd.
Before planting