【検証】Japan First: LRQA Verifies NYK’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol (Scope 3) CO2 Emissions Assertion

On 28 June 2012, LRQA issued NYK with an Assurance Statement after collecting environmental load data (CO2 emissions data) from 69 domestic and 114 overseas companies within the NYK group.

LRQA conducted a third-party verification in accordance with ISO 14064-3*1 to provide limited assurance that the CO2 emissions shown in the table below cover not only Scope 1 and Scope 2, but also Scope 3, and were prepared in accordance with ISO 14064-1*2 and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol “Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard “*3. The verification of CO2 emissions including Scope 3 by a third party is a world first for the international shipping industry.

  Explanation Examples of NYK’s CO2 data
Scope 1 Direct greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions resulting from activities conducted by the organization such as the use of fuel etc. by the facilities owned or managed by the organization.
CO2 emitted by the original use of fuels (city gas, heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil, gasoline, etc.)
Scope 2 Energy indirect greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions related to the consumption of electric power and heat (steam, hot water, cold water, etc.) used by the organization.
CO2 emitted by the electric power company’s use of electric power and CO2 emitted by the regional heat supplier’s use of steam, hot water and cold water.
Scope 3 Other indirect greenhouse gas emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions of the whole supply chain from top to bottom in 15 categories as outlined by the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard.
CO2 emitted during business travel and employee commuting, during the manufacturing of ships and cargo aircrafts and during the purification of bunker and jet fuel as related to the NYK Group.

LRQA rated NYK highly for their rapid launch of initiatives designed to calculate the emissions of their supply chain and for their proactive efforts to research and disclose their domestic and international CO2 emissions for not only Scope 1 and 2, but also Scope 3. LRQA also commended NYK by saying that with further improvements to the reliability and completeness of their data, NYK could be considered a front runner worldwide.

*1: ISO 14064-3: Greenhouse gases -- Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions

*2: ISO 14064-1: Greenhouse gases -- Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals

*3: Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard. Published in Autumn 2011, this greenhouse gas protocol initiative is recommended by the World Resources Institute and other bodies as the standard for calculating company supply chain emissions.


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