About Us

Basic Approach

The JR-West Group has established the direction described below regarding protection of the global environment.

Basic Concept

JR-West, working in unison with its Group companies, will endeavor to protect the global environment and contribute to the realization of a society in which sustainable development is possible.

Code of Conduct

  • 1Aiming to be a corporate group that is friendly to the global environment, we will engage in appropriate and effective resource usage.
  • 2We will develop technologies and engage in creative innovation to protect the global environment.
  • 3We will act with a constant awareness of the need to protect the global environment.

Initiatives to protect the global environment are important corporate social responsibilities. JR-West believes it is important to helping build a sustainable society by redoubling its efforts to lower its impact on the environment through the efficient and effective use of energy and other resources, and by avoiding environmental risk in a manner based on legal compliance.
At the same time, we aim to contribute to the realization of an energy-efficient society by collaborating with other public transportation operators and local communities to increase the convenience and attractiveness of railways and create a railway that increasing numbers of customers will choose to use.

The Global Environment Overall Perspective

The Global Environment  Overall Perspective

Environment Targets

Item Previous Targets: JR-West Group
Medium-Term Management Plan
2008-2012
New Targets: JR-West Group
Medium-Term Management Plan
2017
Fiscal 2013 Target Fiscal 2013 Actual Fiscal 2014 Target Fiscal 2018 Target
Energy-saving railcars as a percentage of
total railcars
75% 76.8% 77% 83%
Energy consumption rate*1 (vs. fiscal 1996) (12%) (16.0%) - -
Same as above (vs. fiscal 2011) - - (3%) (3%)※2,3
Energy consumption volume (entire company)
(vs. fiscal 2011)
- - (2%) (2%)※2,3
Same as above (for conventional line
operation, station offices, etc.) (vs. fiscal 2011)
- - (4%) (9%)※2
Station and train garbage (recyclable) recycling rate 85% or greater 97.8% 96% or greater※2
Railway material recycling rate Facility construction 90% or greater 92.2% 96% or greater
Rolling stock 91% or greater
  1. *1 The energy consumption rate is the amount of energy consumed per rolling-stock kilometer
    (MJ / Rolling-stock km).
  2. *2 Included in the JR-West Group Medium-Term Management Plan 2017
  3. *3 The fiscal 2018 target considers the estimated increase in energy consumption related to the  start of Hokuriku Shinkansen operations. Note : figures in bracket ( ) are negative values.