February 14, 2017

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line’s CO2 Reduction Target Certified as “Science Based Target (SBT)”
~Evaluated as the Goal to Contribute to the Paris Agreement~



“K” Line’s CO2 reduction targets were approved to be scientifically consistent with the level achieving to the “Paris Agreement” set binding 2℃ goal *1 for rise of global temperature and obtained certification from an international initiative, Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi)*2.


In March 2015, we introduced our long-term environmental vision,“K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 “Securing Blue Seas for Tomorrow”*3 and set an environmental target to reduce CO2 emissions from our operating ships by half before 2050 as one of our counter-measures against global warming. (see below diagram)


At this juncture, we set the interim target to reduce CO2 emissions by 10% for 2019 and successfully accomplished ahead of schedule the target in 2015 and set a new interim target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25% for 2030. At this time, this milestone has been certified with SBTi.


SBTi is a joint initiative established by CDP*4 and other organizations in order to promote the achievement of science-based emission-reduction targets for greenhouse gases, and the existence of SBT is adopted as a part of evaluation item in CDP.


As of 13 Feb, 2017, 211 of the majour companies around the world have declared to set SBT, in their companies, of whichtargets of 35 companies (including 3 Japanese) have already been certified by SBTi.

We set CO2 (CO2 emissions for transporting one ton of cargo one
nautical mile (1,852 meters)) reduction target against 2011 level.
We set CO2 (CO2 emissions for transporting one ton of cargo one
nautical mile (1,852 meters)) reduction target against 2011 level.

As a world–leading marine transport operator, “K” Line continues to aim at providing more environmentally-friendly and efficient transportation services for more people all over the world and is making every effort to improve its corporate value.


*1 the “Paris Agreement” set binding 2℃ goal
Paris agreement is a framework against global climate change which came into force on   4 Nov 2016, its achievement of “2℃ goal" for holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels, placed as the international issue.


*2 Science Based Target Initiative(SBTi)
It is an initiative about Science Based Target for greenhouse gas reduction and a joint initiative between CDP, UNGC (United Nations Global Compact), WRI (World Resources Institute) and WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), which checks whether the compaines’ medium-term reduction targets (5-15 years) for green house gases are consistent with the level of necessary decarbonization for achieving the long-term “2℃ goal” based on their own science-based CO2 emission standard.


*3 “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050


*4 CDP
CDP is an international non-profit organization (NPO) that surveys, evaluates and discloses companies’ environmental initiatives, and they disclose the evaluation results as global common indicators to measure corporate value. We have been selected for top assessment “A” list in “CDP 2016 Climate” and also selected for “Supplier engagement leader board” as an excellect company in CDP supply chain program.