“K” LINE Group is taking the initiative for building a highly energy efficient logistics infrastructure while we recognize that our business activities impose environmental impact on the global environment and continue to evaluate it,  setting various targets in order to continuously reduce them.

 

Environmental load data regarding fuel consumption and electricity consumption in domestic and foreign consolidated subsidiaries are gathered and aggregated by Eco Track, our environmental data aggregation system, with this data being used to understand environmental impact produced by business activities of the entire “K” LINE group. In that regard, we are dedicated to seeing that the environmental performance data are visually available to the public so as to implement additional measures as needed, after such annual environmental data is verified and certified by a third party. We welcome and will utilize any comments or reviews offered by stakeholders regarding additional measures needed in order to reinforce our determination to continuously improve “K” LINE Group’s business activities.

Third-Party Verification of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data

The “K” LINE Group calculates its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), an international standard for calculating and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and receives third-party verification and a Verification Statement for data on emission of GHG generated in the course of every business activity of the company ranging from the top on down.


DNV, a third-party institution applies ISO 14064 (international standards related to GHG calculation, reporting and verification) to verify “K” LINE’s data on GHG emissions and evaluates its validity, thus affirming the reliability of the data disclosed and improving transparency. “K” LINE has built a system for quantifying GHG emissions, and every year applies the above standards to accurately calculate, understand and evaluate its emissions, thus aiming to continuously reduce them. The target range is our consolidated range, which corresponds to almost 100% of sales.

CO2 emissions of “K” LINE Group

Unit:Tons

Category

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Scope 1

12,536,134

10,325,224

9,202,613

6,583,464

6,649,847

Scope 2

Location basis

27,306

26,397

25,191

13,769

11,556

Market basis

23,135

26,220

21,780

13,515

10,472

Scope 3

1,424,198

1,304,803

1,219,525

4,566,051

4,506,111

※The scope of aggregation is revised from 2021. Vessels not under our operations are excluded from Scope 1 and container vessels are included in Scope 3.

※In 2022, we reported 348 Tons biogenic CO2 emissions from biofuel categorized in Outside of Scopes.

Environmental Accounting

Our Environmental Accounting report is made in accordance with the Japanese Ministry of the Environment's Environmental Reporting Guidelines 2018. The figures below are aggregated from the companies that comprise the Environmental Management System (EMS) of the “K” LINE Group. The amount of investment is the total cost for purchasing equipment used for carrying out the measures in each item. The amount of expenses is the total cost for depreciation, maintaining the equipment, treating waste, maintaining the EMS and other measures. From the year 2020, the period of our Environmental Accounting has been changed to Apirl - March in order to be consistent with the accounting period of the business. 

 

In 2022, for preventing global warming, we have continued to introduce energy-saving equipment and promote them to existing vessels.

We have successfully achieved economic effects that exceed expenses for environmental preservation.

 

Note: Figures in the tables below are rounded up or down to the nearest million. Accordingly, the sum of the values may differ from the total amount.

Investment for Environmental Preservation

(million yen)

Category

Details of Main Measures

2021

2022

① Costs directly related

to shipping and logistics business

1. Prevention of pollution

Prevention of air

pollution (*1)

1.5

2.8

Prevention of water

contamination

-

-

2. Preservation of the global

environment

Prevention of global

warming (*2)

275.7

514.4

Prevention of marine

pollution (*3)

7.0

29.0

3. Recycling of resources

Efficient use of

resources (*4)

20.0

60.0

Recycling of industrial

waste

-

-

Waste treatment cost

-

-

② Upstream and

downstream costs

1. Procurement of services that

help reduce environmental impact

Recycled and eco-friendly

products

-

-

③ Management costs

1. Maintaining and operating EMS

Maintaining EMS

-

-

2. Disclosure of environmental

information, environmental advertising

Issuance of Social and

Environmental Report

-

-

3. Monitoring of environmental impact

Collection of environmental

data by ships

-

-

4. Environmental training, etc.

for employees

Environmental seminars

and training

-

-

④ Research and

development costs

1. Research and development of

products that contribute to

environmental preservation

Development of

environmentally

friendly ship and devices

-

-

⑤ Costs for social activities

1. Protection of natural environment,

greening, beautification,

and maintenance of landscape

Social contributions

-

-

Total

304.2

606.2

 

 

Expenses for Environmental Preservation

(million yen)

Category

Details of Main Measures

2021

2022

① Costs directly related

to shipping and logistics business

1. Prevention of pollution

Prevention of air

pollution (*1)

150.4

227.1

Prevention of water

contamination

-

-

2. Preservation of the global

environment

Prevention of global

warming (*2)

1,603.2

2,452.5

Prevention of marine

pollution (*3)

367.2

411.0

3. Recycling of resources

Efficient use of

resources (*4)

117.8

143.9

Recycling of industrial

waste

0.5

0.5

Waste treatment cost

87.3

121.2

② Upstream and

downstream costs

1. Procurement of services that

help reduce environmental impact

Recycled and eco-friendly

products

0.1

0.1

③ Management costs

1. Maintaining and operating EMS

Maintaining EMS

55.9

73.4

2. Disclosure of environmental

information, environmental advertising

Issuance of Social and

Environmental Report

43.9

67.5

3. Monitoring of environmental impact

Collection of environmental

data by ships

42.5

46.2

4. Environmental training, etc.

for employees

Environmental seminars

and training

32.0

42.9

④ Research and

development costs

1. Research and development of

products that contribute to

environmental preservation

Development of

environmentally

friendly ship and devices

213.2

156.2

⑤ Costs for social activities

1. Protection of natural environment,

greening, beautification,

and maintenance of landscape

Social contributions

-

-

Total

2,714.1

3,742.6

*1 Devices for collecting dust from exhaust gas, ABC(Automatic boiler controle), devices for injecting combustion improver
*2 Dual fueld main engine and auxiliary engines capable of operating on either LNG or marine Gas Oil, exhaust gas economizers, turbo generators, electronically-controlled engines, energy-saving automatic steering device
*3 Stern tube air seals, central cooling systems, electronic control of deck equipment, installation of pipes and tanks for preventing overflow
*4 α system, SIP system

Transitions in expenses and effects obtained from Environmental Conservation Measures

The following is the transition of "expenses for environmental conservation measures" and "effects obtained from environmental conservation measures". Regarding the effects, in addition to the economic effects (effects that can be expressed in monetary amounts), the environmental conservation effects (effects that cannot be expressed in monetary amounts) in environmental performance are summarized in the "Environmental load data" in the next section.

(million yen)
2021 2022
Expenses for environmental preservation 2,714.1 3,742.6
Estimated economic effects by environmental preservation measures 7,543.5 16,399.3

※Regarding to the environmental conservation effects, please refer to "Environmental Load Data" below.

Total Amount of Environment-related Fines, etc.

Amount
Total (amount) of environment-related fines, etc. (million yen) 0

 

 

Environmental Load Data

The Environmental load data of the “K” Line group covers consolidated subsidiaries, and almost 100% of consolidated sales are covered.

Environmental Data of “K” Line Vessels

INPUT

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Fuel oil (tons)

3,823,776

3,140,039

2,809,074

1,980,630

1,923,950

※The scope of aggregation is revised from 2021. Vessels not under our operations are excluded.

OUTPUT

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

CO2 emissions (tons)

11,932,022

9,799,932

8,761,756

6,174,863

5,997,064

SOx emissions (tons)

188,102

129,786

35,983

30,166

29,272

NOx emissions (tons)

262,226

202,678

181,429

117,864

118,264

※The scope of aggregation is revised from 2021. Vessels not uder our operations are excluded.

Environmental Data per Transportation Unit of “K” Line’s vessels

* Index for transporting one ton of cargo one nautical mile (1,852 meters).

Input of energy per deadweight ton-mile

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Fuel oil(g/ton-mile)

1.65

1.51

1.39

1.31

1.34

Lub.oil(g/ton-mile)

0.014

0.013

0.012

0.012

0.012

Volume of CO2emissions per deadweight ton-mile(gram-CO2/ton-mile)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022年

All types of vessels

5.32

4.82

4.49

4.10

4.20

*1 We have achieved a reduction of more than 10% compared to the 2011 level in our 2015 performance. As a result, we were able to achieve the 2019 target set in “K” LINE Environmental Vision 2050 “ahead of schedule, so we set the 2030 target” 25% reduction compared with 2011. Please refer to “here” for details of the goal setting etc.

 

*2 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 companies’ medium-term reduction targets (5-15 years) for greenhouse 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. Please refer to “here” for details on the background of SBT establishment.

 

*3“K” Line is pleased to introduce “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 as its long-term environmental management vision for global environmental conservation toward 2050 in order to realize a sustainable society and to hand on the blue and beautiful oceans to the next generation by contributing to society for the well-being and prosperous lifestyle of people around the world. Please refer to “here” for details.

 

※4 The scope of aggregation is revised from 2021. Vessels not under our operations are excluded.

Volume of SOX emissions per deadweight ton-mile※ (gram-SOX/ton-mile)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All types of vessels

0.08

0.067

0.022

0.020

0.020

Volume of NOX emissions per deadweight ton-mile※ (gram-NOX/ton-mile)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All types of vessels

0.112

0.097

0.089

0.078

0.082

Other Environmental Data of “K” LINE’s Vessels

Waste generation, etc(All types of vessels)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Bilge(m3/ship-month)

5.54

4.15

4.02

4.04

4.72

Sludge*(m3/ship-month)

4.1

3.9

4.0

2.0

2.2

Garbage on board (m3/ship-month)

4.0

3.5

3.5

5.4

3.7

Residues of fuels or lubricating oil after purification process

Gray water from “K” Line Vessels (owned ships) (MT)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All types of vessels

90,841.8

82,485.0

64,421.6

74,929.9

88,450.9

Environmental Data of Offices

Electricity (kWh)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Annual consumption

821,109

789,971

736,212

708,811

907,221

Annual consumption per person

866

860

836

793

823

Office Paper (sheet)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Annual consumption

4,406,968

3,852,224

2,178,527

2,157,950

2,073,834

Annual consumption per person

4,649

4,196

2,473

2,414

1,882

Water (m3)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Annual consumption

546

509

318

313

403

Annual consumption per person

0.79

0.75

0.50

0.48

0.58

Total quantity of recycle

Ship recycling(ton)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All types of vessels

5,923

13,774

114,055

0

21,695

Waste (ton)

Waste (ton)

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All offices

1,022

823

571

420

570

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

All vesseles

9,110

7,477

6,361

5,192

6,858