Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has thoroughly revised the long-term environmental guidelines to strengthen the initiatives toward global environmental preservation such as reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG).
Since “K” Line formulated “K” Line Environmental Vision 2050 – Blue Seas for the Future – in 2015 it has engaged in reduction of environmental load, research and introduction of advanced technology by using this vision as a guideline.
While the shipping line says it achieved most of the 2019 interim milestones including CO2 reduction and introduction of environmental flagship set in this vision, it saw dramatic changes in environment and its requirement from society/stakeholders on how to deal with environmental preservation.
“Therefore, we came to a decision to revise the vision this time,” the company said in a statement.
The revised edition is based on the results of scenario analysis, recommended by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and rearranges the targets into two main factors, “Decarbonization” and ”Aim for zero environmental impact”, and sets the new milestone goals for 2030.
On decarbonization with the 2030 interim milestones, “K” Line is aiming the improvement of CO2 emission efficiency by 50% compared with 2008.
This surpasses the 2030 target set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which sets out the “improvement of CO2 emission efficiency by 40% over 2008”.
“K” Line will continue to research and develop best solution including new technologies toward goal for GHG zero emission.
As an environmental front runner, “K” Line will continue to aim at providing more environmentally low-loaded and highly efficient services for more people throughout the world.