NYK's Environmental Management Conference
On November 30, NYK welcomed about 60 environmental supervisors from 46 NYK Group companies to the group’s annual Environmental Management Conference in Tokyo. NYK holds this conference once a year with NYK Group companies to share information on environmental practices and strengthen environmental management within the group.
At this ninth conference, the two group companies below were commended for their original and creative efforts to improve the value of the NYK Group, and each of the companies gave a presentation on its environmental activities.
1. NYK Container Line Co. Ltd. (head office: Tokyo; president: Kazuo Ishizuka) Reduction of environmental burden by cooperating with customers for the round use of containers.
2. Yokohama Building Co. Ltd. (head office: Kanagawa; president: Akihiro Fujii) Improvement of recycling rate by closely cooperating with tenants to thoroughly separate and sort waste.
The conference participants were also captivated by a presentation by representatives from TOTO Ltd., who spoke about their company’s product-related environmental initiatives to conserve water resources.
The NYK Group is currently making efforts to reduce the group’s environmental impact and cut CO2 emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of the company’s ships by 15% by fiscal 2018 from fiscal 2010, and also by reducing year-on-year electricity consumption, which fell by 2.6% in fiscal 2014 through the introduction of electricity-saving equipment and power-saving activities.
NYK continues to enhance its activities to reduce the environmental impact of the NYK Group and take an active role in the safety and environmental fields based on the NYK Group’s “More Than Shipping 2018” medium-term management plan.