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Policy and Our Action

KWE Group's Environmental Policy

 In addition to our corporate philosophy to contribute to the development of a global community through logistics services, KWE Group sets forth the following policy to conserve the earth's valuable natural resources and strive to preserve the environment:

  1. We promote global pollution prevention.
  2. We comply with the environmental protection laws, regulations, and requirements in each country in which we operate.
  3. We define the following items as the key environmental management objectives related to business activities:
    • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
      • Reducing electricity consumption
      • Reducing exhaust gas emissions from vehicles and equipment
    • Reducing waste and promoting recycling
  4. We work to prevent environmental pollution in cooperation with clients, affiliated companies, and subcontractors.
  5. We make KWE group employees and the public aware of our environmental protection policy through internal and external communications.

ISO Environmental Management System Certificate

Kintetsu Logistics Systems Inc. was the first company to be ISO14001 certified within the KWE Group in September 2001. Since then, below sites have been certified, adopting Environment Management System (EMS):

ISO14001-Certified sites in Japan

  • KWE Misato Green Warehouse
  • Kintetsu Logistics Systems' Tokyo Terminal

ISO14001-Certified sites Overseas

  • Malaysia 1
  • Philippines 2
  • Hong Kong 3
  • Taiwan 2
  • Russia 1
  • South Africa 1
  • India 17

(As of Mar 2022)

Environmental Initiatives

  • Switching Japan HQ office electricity use to 100% renewable energy sources
  • Announced support of Task-Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations
  • Increasing participation in SAF programs(ANA CX LH)
  • Releasing KWE CO2 Calculator estimating emissions associated with freight transport
  • Continuing shift to electric forklifts
  • Continuing to promote rail transport
  • Continuing to reduce paper use
  • Updating air conditioning equipment at No.4 Baraki Terminal
  • Shifting to LED lighting inside Yokkaichi Terminal, No. 4 Baraki Terminal, No. 2 Baraki Terminal, and Narita Terminal
  • Updating to high efficiency elevators at No. 2 Baraki Terminal and Osaka Nanko Terminal

Data about Environment (2021)

Description Item KWE Year on Year
Energy Electricity(kwh) 16,199,114 100.8%
CO2Converted Emission(t)* 6,479 93.5%
City Gas(m3) 6,015 111.3%
CO2Converted Emission(t) 13 111.3%
Water Usage(t) 17,743 91.2%
Fuel Gasoline(ℓ) 45,058 91.6%
CO2Converted Emission(t) 105 91.6%
Diesel Fuel(ℓ) 29,403 153.3%
CO2Converted Emission(t) 76 153.3%
Propane Gas(ℓ) 76,823 123.3%
CO2Converted Emission(t) 230 232.3%
Fuel Oil A(ℓ) 14,000 -
CO2Converted Emission(t) 38 -
Office Paper Usage (box) (1 box = 2,500 pcs) 21,348 96.0%
Waste Flammable(kg) 138,344 115.4%
Non-Flammable(kg) 16,327 70.2%
Plastics(kg) 113,108 92.8%
Resources Emissions Cardboard(kg) 797,433 109.2%
Paper(kg) 213,650 104.5%
Wrap(kg) 54,353 96.2%
Wooden Pallet(kg) 556,037 95.4%
Iron Scraps(kg) 0 0.0%
CO2Converted Emission Total(t) 6,941 96.4%

*CO2 emissions calculated from electricity consumed using rates provided by the electric power companies. Calculated excluding renewable energy purchased through a Green Power Energy Certificate.
• The conversion rate provided by Electric Power Company is used for the conversion from Electricity to CO2.
• Resources used in FY2021 by Kintetsu World Express all offices and warehouses. Based on the result of the third-party verification conducted in December 2022, the figure disclosed in August 2022 was corrected retrospectively.

Environment Management Historical Data

Third-Party Verification

In order to improve reliability in our greenhouse gas emissions data (Scope 1, Scope 2 and related data), KWE received third-party verification.

FY2021 Third-Party Verification