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Our Sustainability: KWE’s Online CO2 Calculator for Air and Sea Freight

Jun. 13, 2022
News Release

Kintetsu World Express, Inc. is pleased to announce the implementation of a new CO₂ calculator on our website, available to visitors starting June 13.

In order to address climate change, more and more of our customers and other stakeholders are asking us to visualize the CO₂ emissions associated with our forwarding business. We prepared the KWE CO₂ Calculator to estimate emissions based on the origin, destination, and freight volume of an air or sea shipment. The online calculator is linked to our UFS+ operational system so that customers can simply enter their AWB or bill of lading number to get an estimate.

KWE positions reducing CO₂ emissions as a material area in our sustainability efforts. We are currently gathering data on KWE Group direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2) and will be setting specific targets and action plans to reduce those emissions. At the same time, we are also actively moving ahead on reducing emissions associated with the role of our core air and sea forwarding business in customer supply chains (Scope 3), in particular by encouraging participation in sustainable aviation fuel programs by partner carriers.

Carbon neutrality is an important part of the KWE Group commitment to help create a better society and a better future.

KWE CO2 Calculator

Note 1: KWE’s online calculator uses the EcoTransIT World tool provided by IVE mbH, which is used by over 120 international freight forwarders and other global enterprises to estimate greenhouse gas emissions attributable to cargo transport.
Note 2: Scope emissions are defined by the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP). The GHGP’s Corporate Standard is a comprehensive set of frameworks established to measure and manage greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Scope 1 refers to direct GHG emissions from owned or controlled sources.
  • Scope 2 refers to indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy.
  • Scope 3 refers to all indirect emissions not covered in Scope 2 that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions.
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