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SUSTAINABILITY

Our corporate principle is to contribute to society as an integrated logistics company grown from a shipping business so that people live well and prosperously.

Environment

The “K” LINE Group is carrying out various initiatives aimed at achieving its environmental targets for 2050, and through these activities is doing its part to contribute to enriching the lives of people around the world and preserving our beautiful blue oceans for future generations.
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New Challenges for 2030 & 2050

Aim for Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050
  • Challenge of Decarbonization

    • Net zero emission

      0

      Promote net zero emissions
      minimizing environment impact

    • Improve CO2 emission efficiency by

      50%

      2030 Target
      (over 2008)

    • 70%

      2050 Target
      (over 2008)

  • Volume of CO2 emissions

    • 4.10g

      All types of vessels

      (gram-CO2/ton-mile) (as of 2021)

    • 1 / 100

      via airplane

    • 1 / 10

      via land transportation

      GHG emissions per ton-kilometer compared to other transportations

  • LNG-fueled vessels performance
    (compared with conventional vessels)

    • Expected to reduce SOx emissions by almost

      100%
    • Reducing CO2 emissions (GHG) by

      25% – 30%
    • Expected to reduce NOx emissions by

      80% – 90%

      by using EGR and LNG fuel

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Challenge of Decarbonization

Next-generation Environmentally Friendly Car Carrier fueled by LNG

8 Car Carriers fueled by LNG

We have decided to procure eight 7,000-unit-class car carriers fueled by LNG (liquefied natural gas) by FY2023 to FY2025.
We are planning to substitute LNG fuel and other new fuels for conventional heavy fuel oil to achieve our proposed targets.
“K” LINE to procure 8 Next-Generation of Environmentally Friendly Car Carriers

CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN

In March 2021, one car carrier was delivered to “K” LINE.
This vessel, christened CENTURY HIGHWAY GREEN, is the first in the “K” LINE fleet to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.
The vessel utilizes a variety of environmental measures and digital technologies as part of “K” LINE’s effort to improve safety, quality, and the environment, which are important issues for the company.
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The environmental flagship

DRIVE GREEN PROJECT

Completion of the DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY environmental flagship in 2016.
Compared to the Group’s existing vessels, it is capable of reducing CO2 emissions by more than 25%, NOx by more than 50% and SOx by more than 90% per vehicle carried.
Ship of the Year Awarded in 2016
Panama Green Shipping Award in 2019

SRI/ESG Indices

In appraisals of efforts to enhance our initiatives toward non-financial fields such as CSR and ESG, “K” LINE has been included in Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) indices used all over the world and received various awards.

Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index
THE MSCI JAPAN EMPOWERING WOMEN INDEX (WIN)
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
Sompo Sustainability Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Index
FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

Major Awards and Evaluations

“K” LINE Awarded CDP’ s “A List 2021” on Climate Change ~Earning Highest Rating “A” for Six Consecutive Years~
“K” LINE Awarded CDP’ s “Supplier Engagement Leaderboard”
“NIKKEI SDGs Management Survey” evaluated “K” LINE as 4.0 stars rating.
“K” LINE has been awarded a Bronze rating for overall sustainability initiatives in 2021 by EcoVadis.
We were selected as a "DX Certified Business Operator" based on the DX Certification system.
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