ESG Data

Climate Change-related Data

Energy usage (Nippon Express Group, FY2020) *1~3

Type Unit Nippon Express
(non-consolidated)
Affiliates Total Nippon Express non-consolidated CO2 emissions (t) Domestic group company CO2 emissions (t) Overseas group company CO2 emissions (t)
Domestic Overseas
Energy Electricity 1,000kWh 217,852 88,090 78,823 384,764 95,492 42,150 40,210
Diesel oil kℓ 60,302 66,492 23,314 150,107 155,880 171,882 60,266
Gasoline kℓ 3,441 1,957 6,483 11,880 7,989 4,545 15,052
Natural gas 1,000 m3 706 172 - 879 1,578 385 -
LP gas 2,033 1,882 - 3,916 6,098 5,645 -
Heavy fuel oil kℓ 139 9,144 - 9,284 377 24,781 -
Heavy fuel oil (for ships) kℓ 44,307 12,146 - 56,453 132,743 36,389 -
Kerosene kℓ 572 297 - 869 1,424 739 -
Total CO2             401,580 286,517 115,528
                Total of domestic group companies Total of whole group
              CO2 emissions (t) 688,097 803,624
              ditto (t) 726,264 855,452
              Year-on-year change △5.3% △6.1%

Energy consumption in Nippon Express Group (crude oil equivalent)*4~5

(Unit: kiloliter)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Energy consumption (crude oil equivalent) 370,122 366,671 351,783 347,244 330,863

Scope, Category (FY2020)

(Unit: thousand tons CO2)

  Nippon Express
(non-consolidated)
Domestic group companies Overseas group companies Total whole group
Scope1 (Direct emissions) 306 244 75 626
Scope2 (Indirect emissions) 95 42 40 178
Scope1+2 402 287 116 804
Scope3 (Supply chain emissions) 3,528 1,249 3,040 7,817
(Breakdown) Category 1
(Emissions from purchased goods/services)
3,092 1,148 2,878 7,118
Category 2
(Emissions from capital goods)
273 28 73 373
Category 3
(Energy-related)
59 42 18 119
Category 4
(Upstream transport/distribution)
0 0 0 1
Category 5
(Waste)
14 5 47 66
Category 6
(Emissions from employee business trips)
1 1 0 3
Category 7
(Emissions from employee commuting)
42 24 24 91
Category 15
(Emissions from investment)
46 0 0 46

CO2 emissions (Scope 1 and 2)

(Unit: tons CO2)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Domestic group companies 851,831 809,864 761,182 726,264 688,097
Overseas group companies 90,532 108,524 111,847 129,188 115,528
Total 942,363 918,388 873,029 855,452 803,624

Component ratio for Scope 3

(Unit: %)

  FY2020
Emissions from purchased goods/services 91.1
Emissions from capital goods 4.8
Energy-related 1.5
Upstream transport/distribution 0.0
Waste 0.8
Other 1.8

GHG emissions across the supply chain

(Unit: %)

  FY2020
Scope1 90.7
Scope2 7.3
Scope3 2.1

Power generated from renewable energy sources (Nippon Express Group, FY2019) *6

(Unit: kWh)

Type Annual power generation Of which electricity used in-house Of which electricity sold
Solar power generation 6,744,387.04 995,337.63 5,749,049.00
Wind power generation 94,529.00 1,056.00 93,473.00
Total 6,838,916.04 996,393.63 5,842,522.00

Power generated from renewable energy resources (Group companies in Japan)

(Unit: kWh)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Solar power generation 4,321,927 6,595,287 6,784,334 6,893,293 6,744,387
Wind power generation   0.8 9.8 21,618 94,529

LED lighting for facilities (Group companies in Japan)

(Unit:%)

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Based on offices 21.8 33.1 38.1

Number of eco-friendly vehicles owned (Group companies in Japan) (As of March 31 for each fiscal year)*7

(Unit: vehicle)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Eco-friendly vehicles Vehicles conforming to the new long-term regulations or post-new long-term regulations 7,290 8,126 9,130 9,685 9,895
LPG trucks 228 195 160 135 107
Hybrids 1,415 1,670 1,883 2,037 1,991
CNG trucks 209 161 101 92 67
Elecric vehicles 24 24 26 23 16
Total eco-friendly vehicles 9,166 10,176 11,300 11,972 12,076
Total vehicles 21,349 21,229 20,976 19,642 19,724
  • The data shown here is the aggregate for 256 non-consolidated and consolidated companies (domestic: 144, overseas: 108) as of the end of March 2020.
  • The Nippon Express non-consolidated and consolidated data for Japan was aggregated using the NEES system and DIVA system, and the data for the overseas consolidated companies was collected from questionnaire surveys.
  • The CO2 emission intensities are from the Emission Factor Database on Accounting for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Throughout the Supply Chain (Ver. 3.1), released by the Ministry of the Environment in March 2021.
  • The data shown here aggregate the energy consumption by Nippon Express and its consolidated companies in Japan and overseas (equivalent to Scopes 1 and 2).
  • For natural gas, 13A city gas (heat value of 45 GJ/thousand cubic meters) applies.
  • Renewable power generation, electricity used in-house and electricity sold are not included in the Nippon Express Group's energy use.
  • The calculation method for vehicles that comply with the new long-term regulations and post new long-term regulations has been revised and, in addition to vehicles that meet the existing heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards, vehicles that meet +5%, +10%, or +15% of the heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards are included. Similarly, the number of units before FY2020 has been revised.

Resources Recycling-related Data

Water/paper usage and waste volume (Nippon Express Group, FY2020)

Type Unit Nippon Express
(non-consolidated)
Affiliates Total
Domestic Overseas
Water 1,000m3 740 401 - 1,140
Copy/printer paper*1 10,000sheets 38,579 13,484 - 52,062
Waste General waste t 15,482 4,071 - 19,553
Industrial waste t 26,851 12,032 - 38,883
Total t 42,333 16,104 - 58,436

Water usage*2

(Unit: 1,000 m3)

FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
974 1,292 1,401 1,223 1,140

Waste volume (Group companies in Japan)

  FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
General waste (t) 22,855 20,143 19,405 19,218 19,553
Industrial waste (t) 33,250 35,698 36,902 39,802 38,883
Industrial Waste Intensity (kg / million yen) 21.96 22.77 21.14 24.73 23.96
Total (t) 56,105 55,841 56,307 59,020 58,436

Industrial waste emissions by item (Nippon Express, FY2019) *3~5

Industrial waste category Item Number of control manifests for industrial waste Amount (kg) Weight distribution ratio (%)
Industrial waste Waste plastics 14,054 10,874,452 40.50%
Wood shavings 4,380 10,552,680 39.30%
Waste metal 1,222 2,648,708 9.86%
Mixture 794 1,065,910 3.97%
Waste glass, china, porcelain 180 622,952 2.32%
Sludge 142 276,590 1.03%
Debris, etc. 39 205,866 0.77%
Slug 6 97,070 0.36%
Waste oil 100 66,516 0.25%
Waste paper 32 41,130 0.15%
Fiber waste 10 11,277 0.04%
Waste alkali 11 5,046 0.02%
Products using mercury 43 6,051 0.02%
Waste acid 2 560 0.00%
Sub-total   21,015 26,474,808 98.60%
Industrial waste subject to special control PCB, etc. 108 273,075 1.02%
Waste alkali 12 97,791 0.36%
Waste oil 17 3,748 0.01%
Waste asbestos 4 1,500 0.01%
Waste acid 3 41 0.00%
Sub-total   144 376,156 1.40%
Total   21,159 26,850,964 100.00%
  • Amount of copy paper is counted through conversion to A4 size.
  • The figures for 2018 and 2019 aggregate water consumption by Nippon Express Group companies in Japan. The figures for 2015 – 2017 represent water consumption by Nippon Express alone.
  • Items expressed as volume (m3) were converted into weight based on a table of specific gravities by industrial waste item.
  • The aggregate does not include cases where waste cardboard and the like is handed over to a used paper recycler, or where in buildings leased for commercial use, the waste disposal for the entire occupied building is managed and the corresponding charge is included in the rent.
  • In contrast to 4. above, the emissions of a company occupying a Nippon Express facility may in some instances be aggregated into Nippon Express' emissions.

Emissions of substances reportable under the PRTR Law (Nippon Express, FY2020)

Although none of Nippon Express’ business locations are required to submit notifications under the Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (the PRTR Act)”, the following shows the locations where PRTR-listed chemical substances are handled.

Office type Number of offices Total amount used (kg/y) Main substance Main use
Targeted business category but amount handled is below the threshold subject to notification 5 229 Fenitrothion Warehouse fumigation
Not reportable business category but office uses reportable substance 13 9,422 Methyl bromide Fumigation for operations incidental to import customs clearance

Devices subject to the Act on Rational Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons and leakage (Nippon Express, FY2020)

  Applicable devices (number of types)
Class I specified products 9,290
Type of fluorocarbon Actual leakage (kg) Calculated leakage (t-CO2)
R410A 269 563
R401A 20 24
R407C 4 7
Total 595

Management-related Data

Investments in environmental conservation (Nippon Express)

(million yen/year, rounded down less than ¥100,000 of each item)

Investment category Major examples Amount
FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Investment in modal shift Rail transport containers (Eco-Liner 31, Big Eco-Liner 31, etc.) 149 209 145
Ship containers (R&S containers, etc.) 82 46 36
Tractors and trailers for freight containers 1,543 1,681 1,141
Investment in reusable packing materials for moving Netted blankets, high-pads, etc. 98 89 42
Vehicle-related investments (environmentally friendly vehicles, etc.) CNG, hybrid and LPG vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles that meet fuel efficiency standards 7,214 5,591 5,642
Costs for appropriate waste disposal and management Costs related to Manifest Management Center 32 32 31
PCB equipment disposal costs 43 437 464
Costs for Environmental Management System registration ISO 14001 and Green Management certification 7 7 8
Investment in planting greenery Forest cultivation projects, landscaping work at branches 45 118 124
Others: Investment in facility energy saving Others: Switchovers of lighting equipment, inverters, etc. 538 815 1,243
Total   9,751 9,029 8,877

Increasing ISO 14001-certified business locations (Nippon Express Group: as of March 31, 2021)

  • Air Freight Business Branch: ISO Quality & Environmental Management Group, Logistics Administration Division
  • Air Freight Business Branch: Baraki International Logistics Town No. 1 and No. 2
  • Air Freight Business Branch: Narita Airport Logistics Center
  • Nagoya Air Service Branch: Nagoya Distribution Center
  • Nagoya Air Service Branch: Nagoya Air Cargo Center
  • Osaka Air Service Branch: Nanko Air Cargo Center
  • Hiroshima Air Service Branch: Hiroshima Domestic Air Cargo Center
  • Takamatsu Air Service Branch: Takamatsu Air Cargo Center
  • Fukuoka Air Service Branch: Fukuoka Air Cargo Center
  • Sendai Air Service Branch: Sendai Airport Logistics Center
  • Automotive Business Branch Planning & Sales Division
  • NEX Transport, Inc. (United States)
  • Nippon Express (Deutschland) GmbH (Germany)
  • Nippon Express (Nederland) B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Nippon Express Euro Cargo B.V. (Netherlands)
  • Nippon Express (Belgium) N.V./S.A. (Belgium)
  • Nippon Express (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (China)
  • NIPPON EXPRESS AUTOMOTIVE LOGISTICS (CHINA) CO., LTD.
  • NEP Logistics, Inc. (Philippines)
  • Nittsu NP Logistics Co.,Ltd.
  • Nittsu NEC Logistics, Ltd.

Employee Data

    FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
Employees*1(employee) Men 27,541 27,342 27,401 28,500 28,647
Women 4,467 4,529 4,879 5,949 6,119
Employees by age*1(employee) Under age 30 4,786
Age 30 to age 50 16,383
Above age 50 13,597
Employees by employment status*2 Full-time employees 27,173 27,530 27,853 31,943 32,795
Non-full-time employees 4,835 4,341 4,427 2,506 1,971
Employees hired*3 New graduates Men 618 779 905 3,452 1,043
Women 305 394 477 1,745 666
Employees hired Mid-career hires*4 Men 5 10 4 10 13
Women 1 4 2 5 4
Percentage of women among hires (new graduates and mid-career hires) 32.9 33.5 34.5 33.6 38.8
Turnover*1 Men 1,228 1,408 1,210 704 1,180
Women 372 469 443 239 387
Turnover rate*4(%) Within three years of joining the company 6.7 6.8 5.1 9 8.1
Average age*3(years old)   42.2 43.1 42.6 44.0 43.7
Average years with the company*3(years)   17.6 17.8 18 16.2 16.0
Average days of paid leave taken*3(days)   5.6 6.1 6.2 11.3 12.2
Persons taking maternity leave(employees)   124 122 125 179 179
Persons taking childcare leave(employees) Men 4 11 19 22 65
Women 123 123 123 128 149
Persons taking family care leave(employees)   0 6 12 10 8
Emplyment of persons with disabilities*5(%) Employment rate of persons with disabilities 2.08 2.12 2.23 2.29 2.28
Number of persons with disabilities hired(empoyees) 8,154.50 8,340.50 8,659.00 8859.5 8936.0
Total number of employees eligible to take childcare leave(employees) Men 854 788 693 666 541
Women 119 133 123 125 143
Percentage of employees who return to work after childcare leave(%) Men 100 100 100 100 95
Women 98 97 90 96 97
Retention rate of employees who return to work after childcare leave(%) Men 100 100 82 100 94
Women 90 91 96 88 91
Percentage of women with managerial positions   1 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.5
Percentage of female assistant managers   3.8 5.7 7.9 9.4 11.3
Performance and career development targets General staff Men 9,541
Women 1,311
Area-based staff Men 16,626
Women 3,728
Temporary employees Men 519
Women 182
  • Nippon Express Co.,Ltd. only.
    Employees (Japan), employees (global), employees (local), employees (elderly), and branch employees. (until FY2018)
    Employees (general staff), employees (global), employees (area-based staff), employees (elderly), and temporary employees under direct contract. (from FY2019)
  • "Non-full-time employees" are branch employees.(until FY2018)
    "Non-full-time employees" are temporary employees under direct contract.(from FY2019)
  • Employees (Japan), employees (global) and employees (local).(until FY2018)
    Employees (general staff), employees (global) and employees (area-based staff).(from FY2019)
  • Employees (Japan) in sales/administrative jobs.(until FY2018)
    Employees (general staff) in administrative jobs.(from FY2019)
  • Figures based on the calculation method in the Levy and Grant System for Employing Persons with Disabilities.

Human Rights-related Data

  FY2020
Percentage of staff members scheduled to assume managerial-level roles who undergo training on human rights Percentage of managerial-level participants who underwent the training 100.00%
Antidiscrimination education within the corporate group

Antidiscrimination education is provided at training workships for new staff members and level-specific workshops, provided by video in FY 2020.

Duration of training workshops 25 minutes per person
Number of attendees 879(Including 331 managerial-level and 531 other attendees)
Participation in other antidiscrimination workshops and lectures organized by public offices Number of training sessions 11 sessions
Total length of time spent by our staff members in attending the workshops 14 hours and 2 minutes
Number of attendees 53 (Including 47 managerial-level and 6 other attendees)
Compliance education via e-learning (harassment prevention course)

Designed for our salespersons and administrative staff members

Number of attendees 18,875
Total duration About 9,437 hours
Compliance education using our “Compliance Handbook” and other materials

For all Group employees in Japan

Number of attendees 65,581

Community-related Data

Community investment

(Unit: thousand yen)

  FY2020
Forest cultivation activities 363
Donations 2,100
Cosponsorship* 400

Investment expenses in the CSR Promotion Division

Achievements of Social Contribution Activities (FY2020)

(Unit :participants)

Type of activity Accumulated number of participants and dispatched personnel
Cleanup activity 9,979
Traffic safety activity 190
Cooperation and participation in festivals 10
Blood donation 526
Dispatch of instructors to schools 5

Other activities: Cooperation and participation in rites and festivals, plastic bottle cap collection campaign, participation in social contribution activities conducted by various organizations, etc.

Acceptance of company visits and work experience programs (FY2020)

  Total number of people
Company visits 105
Work experience programs 55

Number of students attending logistics-related lectures at schools (FY2020)

  Total number of people
Number of participants 360

Safety-related Data

Index of labor accidents

    FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Accident frequency rate Nippon Express 1.17 1.59 1.94 1.98 1.42
Peers 2.62 3.22 3.42 3.50 3.31
All industries 1.63 1.66 1.83 1.80 1.95
Severity rate Nippon Express 0.10 0.10 0.03 0.09 0.02
Peers 0.08 0.11 0.12 0.14 0.13
All industries 0.10 0.09 0.09 0.09 0.09

Expenses for transport safety

(Unit: million yen)

  FY2020
Labor cost of safety-related positions (domestic) 1,101
Educational costs (training at Head Office) 386
Material publishing 2
Driving control system (digital tachograph) related 584
Accident and disaster prevention awareness materials, etc. 5
SAS screening tests 23
Other safety measures 117
Total 2,218

Number of accidents relating to Article 2 of the Automobile Accident Reporting Regulations

(Unit: cases)

  FY2020
Vehicle malfunction 17
Fall 0
Fire 0
Collision 3
Death or injury 0
Total 20

Acquisition of certification as safety excellence enterprise (G-Mark*) (As of January 2021)

  Number of authorized offices Number of G-Mark certified offices Rate of certification (%)
Total number of certified offices in Nippon Express 501 489 97.6
Number of certified offices in Nippon Express Group 244 234 95.9

(Reference) Industry certification status (As of December 2020)

  Number of authorized offices Number of G-Mark certified offices Rate of certification (%)
Nationwide 85,445 27,065 31.3

G-Mark: A certification issued by the Japan Trucking Association to truck transportation businesses that satisfy certain criteria in traffic safety efforts, etc. It is a system to make user selection of safer companies easier, and to raise awareness about improving the safety of truck transport companies as a whole.

Compliance-related Data

as of the end of March, 2021

  FY2020
Attendance at compliance education courses (%) 97.6
Compliance Manager Conferences for all areas of Group operations in Japan Held in all areas
(97 participants)
Number of respondents to Compliance Awareness Survey 58,152
Number of participants of compliance education via e-learning 36,693
Number of participants of compliance education using our Compliance Handbook and other materials 65,581

Number of reports to the whistleblowing system

(Unit: cases)

FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
389 349 326

Quality-related Data

Inquiries/requests received from customers

(Unit: cases)

  FY2020
Inquiries 12,306
Requests 711

Corporate Governance-related Data

as of the end of March, 2021

  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Directors (number) 9 9 9
  Outside Directors 3 3 3
Audit & Superbisory Board Members (number) 5 5 5
  Outside Audit & Superbisory Board Members 3 3 3
Executive Officers (number) 33 33 34
Executive Officers who are concurrently Directors 5 5 5
Female Executives Number 1 1 1
Percentage (%) 2 2 2
Compensation (million yen) Directors (excluding Outside Directors) 628 495 462
Corporate Audit & Superbisory Board Members (excluding Outside Audit & Superbisory Board Members) 55 55 50
Outside Executives 82 87 88

Risk Management-related Data

Certifications Received Relating to the Protection of Personal Data (Nippon Express Group: As of March 31, 2021)

  • Privacy Marks

    • Nippon Express
    • Nittsu Shoji
    • Nippon Express Travel
    • Careerroad
    • Nago E-Technology
    • Okinawa Nittsu Air Cargo Service
    • Wanbishi Archivest
  • ISMS (Information Security Management System) Certifications

    • Nippon Express
    • Nittsu Shoji
    • Nippon Express Capital
    • Nittsu Information Systems
    • Nittsu NP Logistics Co.,Ltd.
    • Nittsu NEC Logistics
    • Wanbishi Archives
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