In a recent speech at the U.N., NYK was the only Japanese company mentioned to be promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs.* NYK does this by encouraging creative solutions through innovation and business model changes to positively address issues that challenge our society.
The speech was made during #GlobalGoals Week at the U.N. headquarters in New York during the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly that was held from September 13, by Remi Eriksen, a group president and CEO of DNV GL, a classification society based in Norway.
The NYK initiatives mentioned included the following:
The NYK Group, as a good corporate citizen, will continue to implement creative solutions by taking an active role in social issues through dialogue with stakeholders to realize a sustainable society.
* SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)
The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was adopted at the U.N. Summit in September 2015 and established SDGs to realize a global society by 2030. In Japan, a department to promote SDGs was launched in May 2016 and comprises the prime minister (as general manager) and all Cabinet ministers.
Speech for the achievement of SDGs
DNV GL has published a report titled “Future of Spaceship Earth,” which examines the likelihood of achieving the 17 SDGs by 2030 and private sector solutions for achieving these goals. For each SDG, the report highlights a company pioneering progress toward the goal. “Future of Spaceship Earth”
NYK’s initiatives can be found in the “NYK SPARK BOOK,” a handbook for creative solutions that accompanied the 2016 NYK Report.