Green Activities

Our Green initiative comprises three components.

The first is compliance with rules, including the 2020 sulfur oxide (SOx) emission regulation.

ー To bring existing vessels into compliance with SOx regulations, it is necessary to either switch to low-sulfur content fuel oil (compliant fuels) or install exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) on ships. The NYK Group started a cross-divisional internal promotion project with the president as the project leader, gathered information from numerous related departments within NYK. We finished bringing the Group’s entire fleet up to compliance with SOx global cap regulations, allowing full compliance with the regulation from January 1, 2020.

The second is the reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and since this is directly linked to energy saving.

ー Achieving zero emissions in oceangoing shipping will require enormous effort to overcome thorny issues. Our duty to ensure safe operations also means protecting the ecosystems in the ocean, a precious resource. The NYK Group has medium- and long-term environmental targets, which have been verified by Science Based Targets (SBT), identified issues to tackle from a long-term perspective, and is making steady progress on the development of technologies for the future.

The third is commercialization in the environment field.

ー The NYK Group established the Green Business Group in April 2019 to accelerate business development in environmental fields.