Our company has continually acquired ISO 14001 certification since 2000. Utilizing our Group-wide environmental management organization, we have constructed a functional environmental management system and engage in a PDCA cycle-driven set of highly effective activities for reducing our environmental impact.
We work together with our partners and other companies in our industries to advance the development of delivery networks, with the aim of building efficient transportation networks across the entire supply chain. As a Known Shipper under the revised Act on Rationalizing Energy Use, we are also taking action to lower CO2 emissions from product shipping. This includes offering eco-driving courses to contracted transportation service representatives, dispatchers, and drivers. In addition to promoting safe driving practices aimed at reducing accidents during shipping, these courses help to reduce CO2 emissions throughout the supply chain by teaching eco-friendly habits such as turning off the engine when stopped, fuel-saving driving techniques, and anger management. Similar training is also provided to our employees who operate company vehicles.
We are implementing diverse initiatives for reducing our environmental impact. For example, we installed rooftop solar power systems at our Sodegaura Asphalt Terminal and the Car-Life Stations directly operated by Group company Enex Fleet Co., Ltd., and switched the fuel used for asphalt terminal boilers from heavy oil to a more environmentally friendly GTL fuel.
The Company is conducting joint research on CO2 absorption and storage by growing seaweed (wakame seaweed) off the coast of Yugawara-cho, Kanagawa Prefecture in collaboration with the Fukuura Fisheries Cooperative Association and the University of Tokyo.
As the Company aims to quantitatively measure the amount of CO2 absorbed and stored by these seaweeds, first of all, and create J-Blue Credits in the future, the Company plans to expand its blue carbon initiatives in stages.
Protection of biodiversity is a key part of our commitment to conserving the global environment as stated in our Environmental Policy, and to carrying out the environmental activities outlined in our Declaration of the Group Code of Conduct. We recognize the benefits afforded to us by biodiversity in the form of ecosystem services, and therefore strive to minimize any negative impact on biodiversity and to actively conserve it. In addition, we have joined the Biodiversity Minato Network to participate in and disseminate information on local biodiversity conservation activities, and are working to internally raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity throughout the Group. As one initiative, we are continuing to support a community project in Naganuma-cho, Hokkaido Prefecture for protecting the endangered red-crowned crane. In addition, group company ENEXFLEET VIETNAM Co., Ltd. participated in planting activities with local junior high school students on Earth Day, an event hosted by AEONMALL VIETNAM, which operates a shopping mall in Hai Phong. Planting helps increase habitats for insects.
Recognizing water as an important resource, we have made it a policy to strive to reduce our consumption and ensure appropriate treatment of water in accordance with the Group’s Environmental Policy and soil contamination management regulations. In addition to monitoring water use through our environmental management system, we aim to reduce the volume of water used year on year. At our local office in Thailand, a water-stressed region, we are working to conserve water through the same eco-office activities we implement in Japan. Also, we are installing eco-friendly water-saving car wash systems at the Car-Life Stations we operate
Recognizing water as an important resource, we have made it a policy to strive to reduce our consumption and ensure appropriate treatment of water in accordance with the Group’s Environmental Policy and soil contamination management regulations. In addition to monitoring water use through our environmental management system, we aim to reduce the volume of water used year on year. At our local office in Thailand, a water-stressed region, we are working to conserve water through the same ecooffice activities we implement in Japan. Also, we are installing eco-friendly water-saving car wash systems at the Car-Life Stations we operate
Based on guidelines such as the Declaration of the Group Code of Conduct and the Group’s soil contamination prevention regulations, we are working to prevent or reduce our impact in terms of soil and environmental pollution, reduce emissions of air pollutants, and reduce and properly dispose of hazardous substances, various types of waste, and wastewater. In addition, we properly carry out purification tank maintenance, inspection, and testing, and inspections/processing required by the Fluorocarbon Emissions Control Act in compliance with the relevant laws and ordinances