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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismAnnouncement of Winners of Awards under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program− Awards to be Presented at the 11th Green Logistics Partnership Conference −

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), the Japan Institute of Logistics Systems, and the Japan Federation of Freight Industries will organize the 11th Green Logistics Partnership Conference on December 11, 2012, at METI.

On this occasion, awards to recognize excellent projects that have made remarkable contributions to global warming mitigation in the logistics sector will be presented in the names of the METI Director-General for Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Award and the MLIT Deputy Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination Award.

1. Summary of the Green Logistics Partnership Conference

This is a conference established in April 2005 through cooperation among METI, MLIT and related industrial organizations in order to mitigate CO2 emissions from the logistics sector in Japan. The conference informs people about green logistics based on the partnership between consignors and logistics entrepreneurs, recognizes excellent projects, and promotes publicity (membership comprised 3,154 companies/organizations and 113 individuals as of November 12, 2012).

Reference: 11th Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held
http://www.meti.go.jp/press/2012/11/20121113001/20121113001.html (in Japanese)

2. Award Winners under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program

METI Director-General for Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Award

Project title: Establishing a Distribution System that Bears Less Burden on the Environment through Cooperation among 9 Companies of a Consignor and Logistics Entrepreneurs

Winners

PanaHome Corporation, Tsukuba Buturyu, Nishizuka Distribution, Marumiya Group, Sangi-Tuuun, Kidoguchi Unyu, Shimoda Unyu, Futaba Transportation, and Kyuuki

Reason for award

They established an ECO center serving as a hub for collecting product and material wastes from housing sites. This center provides a function of treating wastes collected as backloads by vehicles returning from construction sites as well as acting as a transit point for product transportation. This system helped to enlarge the size of the vehicles and reduce the number of such vehicles, resulting in a successful reduction of carbon dioxide emissions (reduction rate of CO2 emissions: 31.7%)*

*The rate is assumed data.

Reference

MLIT Deputy Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination Award

Winners

Mitsui-Soko Logistics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, and Fujitsu Personal System, Ltd.

3. Conference schedule

Date:  December 11, 2012, 14:00−16:00

Venue: Shared Meeting Rooms 1−3 on the 17th floor of Main Building, METI

Capacity: About 250 people

Appendix: Conference brochure (PDF:201KB) PDF FileExternal Site Link (in Japanese)

*Further information on the conference is available at the following website. If you wish to attend the conference, please register through this site in advance.
http://www.greenpartnership.jp/index.htmlExternal Site Link (in Japanese)

Release Date

December 3, 2013

Division in Charge

Distribution and Logistics Policy Division, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group

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