“K” LINE and some of its group companies recently acquired a “Statement of Conformity” for its environmental system, “DRIVE GREEN NETWORK,” referred to as “DGN” for pushing forward group-wide environmental management in consequence of a conformity audit by DNV-GL.
DGN was started in June 2017 for continually improving environmental preservation activities while promoting the PDCA cycle function and ensuring environmental compliance throughout the entire “K” LINE Group. “We strive for realization of a sustainable society as an entire group through individual efforts of each company in identifying and addressing environmental issues in their daily operations,” “K” Line said.
DGN had been introduced to the entire “K” LINE Group in three phases, and the scope of application of the Statement of Conformity this time is for 15 companies (14 companies in Japan including “K” LINE and one overseas affiliate).
In 2018, the year of Phase 2, “DGN” is intended for all remaining targeted companies in Japan and some overseas targeted companies; and in 2019, which marks the centennial of the foundation of the company, it will be introduced to all group companies including overseas affiliates.
The project name, “DRIVE GREEN NETWORK” is assigned for the successful implementation of the DRIVE GREEN HIGHWAY, “K” Line’s next-generation eco-friendly flagship which was completed and entered service in 2016.
“As an environmental front-runner, we continue to work to realize the business that enables more people around the world to enjoy lower-load and highly efficient maritime shipping,” the company added.
Sea News, May 18