Transport Volume

The Nisshinbo Group’s Contributions to the SDGs

The Nisshinbo Group contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its transportation volume activities. To achieve its environmental targets regarding reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases, the Group manages key performance indicators (KPIs) as part of systematic measures.

Core SDGs Goals and Targets and the activities of the Nisshinbo Group

The Nisshinbo Group considers SDG 12.2 to be a core target, and is working to reduce transportation volumes. The Group is reducing transportation volumes and promoting the efficient use of natural resources such as fuel used in transportation.

  • 12. Responsible consumption, production

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Targets: 12.2

    By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and effecient use of natural resources.

Transport Volume

The Nisshinbo Group's freight transport volume totaled 289.44 million ton-kilometers (t/km), up 77% year-on-year (YoY). Freight transport volume per unit of sales was 566.8 t/km per million yen, up 59% YoY. The amount of transport of TMD recovered, and the group's freight transport volume has increased significantly because of improved data accuracy in some areas.

Trends in Transport Volume and Transport Volume per Unit of Sales

Trends in Transport Volume and Transport Volume per Unit of Sales

(Million ton-km)

  2017 2018
(Reference value after adjustment)
2019 2020 2021
Transport Volume 52.42 46.13 206.48 163.39 289.44
(ton-km/Million yen)
Transport Volume per unit of sales 125.0 108.7 405.1 375.5 566.8

The Automobile Brakes business accounted for 90% of overall transport volume.

Trends in Transport Volume by Business

Trends in Transport Volume by Business

(Thousand ton-km)

  2019 2020 2021
Wireless and Communications 1,984 2,234 2,639
Microdevices 686 665 754
Automobile Brakes 171,019 137,084 259,501
Precision Instruments 12,813 8,453 9,971
Chemicals 4,904 4,197 4,648
Textiles 14,868 10,566 11,382
Others 209 190 545

* In fiscal year2019, the Electronics business was separated into the Wireless and Communications business and the Micro Devices business.

Examples of the Nisshinbo Group Activities

Promoting efficient transport

Since its establishment in 2020, JRC Logistics Service Co., Ltd., has worked to streamline logistics operations at Japan Radio Co., Ltd., and its affiliates.

Efforts are being incorporated into transport to promote the efficiency of logistical operations, including efforts to remove waste at the time of delivery by using charter stools effectively, to improve the loading rate by selecting the optimum vehicle according to the amount of cargo, and to collect cargo at large-scale bases and to shorten the transport distance by transporting it from each base.

In fiscal year 2021, CO2 emissions were reduced by 78 tons compared to the CO2 emissions from conventional transportation and transport methods (using CO2 emissions calculated by the National Transport Federation HP).

Measures to reduce the number of moving traffic lines of forklifts

Saeron Automotive Corporation in the Republic of Korea carries out warehousing and shipping planning after product manufacture.

The products shipped to the Ulsan Distribution Center use special-purpose loading pallets, but the size of the pallets in question was large, and the distance traveled by forklifts was farther than for other products. Therefore, the efficiency of transportation by forklift trucks was lower than that of others.

In order to improve the efficiency of forklift transport operations, the company examined ways to reduce forklift travel distances in consultation with distribution teams. By changing the storage location of products scheduled for shipment to the distribution center, the distance traveled by forklifts was drastically reduced, thus improving the efficiency of transportation work and reducing transportation costs.

Image of the flow of forklift trucks
Image of the flow of forklift trucks

Activities of reduced transportation volume by reducing the weight of waste

In PT. Nisshinbo Indonesia, we have reduced the amount of CO2 generated during waste transportation by reducing the amount of waste.

Sludge (sludge), which accounts for about thirty percent of the total waste generated by the company's manufacturing activities, contains moisture and weighs a considerable amount. Direct handover of this sludge to the disposer leads to a large load during transportation and to the generation of substantial amounts of CO2.

Therefore, by using the heat of oil boilers in the process and drying of the sludge, the company realized a reduction in transport weight. As a result, the company was able to reduce the volume of CO2 transported to disposal contractors by approximately 1000 tons per year and to reduce the volume of CO2 generated during transportation by 35 tons per year.

Sludge before drying
Sludge before drying
Sludge after drying
Sludge after drying