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Environmental Initiatives and Efforts

KWE Group strives to minimize any negative impact on the environment caused through its business activities, by monitoring any impact and constantly taking actions to improve it.

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 and conduct continuous improvement activities.
  2. We comply with the environmental protection laws, regulations and requirements in each country in which we operate.
  3. From the aspect of environmental matters related to business activities, we define the following items as the key objectives of environmental management:
    • Control greenhouse gas emissions
      • Control electricity consumption
      • Control exhaust gas emissions from vehicles and equipment
    • Reduce waste and promote recycling
  4. We prevent environmental pollution in cooperation and collaboration with clients, affiliated companies and subcontractors.
  5. We make both KWE 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 2021)

Minimizing Environmental Impact from Business Activities

In Japan, we are undertaking several environmental initiatives such as requesting affiliated businesses to reduce automobile idle time and promoting fuel-efficient driving to reduce automobile emissions, replacing forklifts with battery operated alternatives and replacing company cars with energy-saving models.

Outside Japan, we work on reducing CO2 emissions by replacing trucks owned by local subsidiaries with new ones.

Data about Environment (2020)

Description Item KWE Year on Year KWE Group Total*
Energy Electricity(kwh) 16,066,835 105.1% 21,164,018
CO2Converted Emission(t)* 6,928 98.7% 9,277
City Gas(m3) 5,405 115.3% 9,160
CO2Converted Emission(t) 12 115.3% 20
Water Usage(t) 19,461 111.8% 57,451
Fuel Gasoline(ℓ) 49,213 72.3% 219,162
CO2Converted Emission(t) 114 89.8% 508
Diesel Fuel(ℓ) 19,177 89.2% 408,315
CO2Converted Emission(t) 49 24.6% 1,053
Propane Gas(ℓ) 62,286 96.5% 97,706
CO2Converted Emission(t) 187 305.4% 293
Fuel Oil A(ℓ) 0 0.0% 0
CO2Converted Emission(t) 0 0.0% 0
Office Paper Usage (box) (1 box = 2,500 pcs) 22,233 92.1% 25,912
Waste Flammable(kg) 119,866 101.1% 237,616
Non-Flammable(kg) 23,256 29.2% 37,141
Plastics(kg) 121,894 204.1% 164,162
Resources Emissions Cardboard(kg) 730,090 86.6% 849,265
Paper(kg) 204,401 93.2% 217,624
Wrap(kg) 56,498 76.0% 87,036
Wooden Pallet(kg) 582,599 72.4% 812,454
Iron Scraps(kg) 70 3.6% 190
CO2Converted Emission Total(t) 7,291 95.8% 11,153

*The conversion rate provided by Electric Power Company is used for the conversion from Electricity to CO2.

*The data is for the result of 2020.

*Above result is total by KWE Group except Overseas Subsidiary.

*Some data has been modified in Jul 2020.

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