Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Impact in Logistics
Mitsui Chemicals is working to build a logistics structure that has a low impact on the environment. Promoting a model shift in moving away from the use of trucks and increasing the volume of marine and rail transportation, we are working to reduce CO2 emissions by making further improvements to our load efficiency by shared logistics＊1.
In fiscal 2016, the Company’s per-unit energy consumption rate for the transportation of products＊2 was 7.05 kiloliters per thousand tons. This was up 2.9% compared with fiscal 2015. While the increase in the Company’s per-unit energy consumption rate reflected the impact of extended product transportation distances owing mainly to changes in sales, the modal shift ratio is showing a steady improvement.
In addition, Mitsui Chemicals has been designated as an Eco Rail Mark company by the Administration and Screening Committee of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.
＊1 Shared logistics: The building of a shared logistics system for small-lot products by chemical manufacturers in the Keiyo area.
＊2 Per-unit energy consumption rate for the transportation of products: Amount of energy consumer (crude oil equivalent in kiloliters) / Volume of product shipments (thousands of tons)