On September 18, 23 NYK executive officers and corporate auditors connected online with marine employees on board and on vacation, in addition to staff involved in operations such as sales and operations, to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that the NYK Group is managing and operating.
This meeting is part of NYK’s Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign,* and is chaired by NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa, who oversees NYK’s Safety and Environmental Management Committee** so that top management can exchange opinions directly with captains and chief engineers to further develop practical measures with respect to safe operation of our vessels.
At the meeting, President Nagasawa commented, "In order to achieve the ESG management that we are aiming for, we would like you to ensure the safe operation of ships, ensure the safety of the crew, and provide efficient operation to protect the environment."
This was first time that for event to be held online and included exchanges with marine employees on the car carrier Iris Leader, the containership One Aquila, and the LNG carrier Energy Confidence.
The NYK Group considers safe operation to be one of the company’s most important issues and will continue to strive to further strengthen its safety management system.
Onboard participation in the online exchange
* Remember Naka-no-Se Safety Campaign
To ensure that the lessons learned from the Diamond Grace oil spill in July 1997 remain fresh, NYK conducts a two-month safety campaign every year from July 1. During this period, top management at NYK reconfirms the importance of safe operations with all NYK employees.
** Safety and Environmental Management Committee
NYK’s highest decision-making body related to safety measures and environmental issues. The committee was established in April 2004 and is chaired by the president.
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