On September 10, 2009, NYK received the Director’s Award at the Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Technology Development’s (Urban Green Tech) eighth annual Rooftop and Wall Greenery Technology competition in Japan. NYK was recognized for its Green Deck, which is located on the roof of the NYK headquarters in Tokyo.
NYK’s Green Deck received high evaluations for the shrubbery that borders the rooftop garden area, the variety of plants around the deck’s Refresh Corner, and a towering wall containing 12 varieties of plants.
Also recognized were Yusen Real Estate Ltd., which manages the Green Deck; MHS Planners, Architects and Engineers and Landscape Design Inc. which designed the deck; and Toda Corporation and Hibiya Amenis Corporation, which built the entire area.
Rooftop and wall greenery technology competitions help to encourage the enhancement of the urban environment and enrich urban life by recognizing those in the public and private sectors and individuals for outstanding achievement in the greenery of special areas such as rooftops.
NYK's Green Deck is open to NYK employees as a nearby area to refresh oneself. The deck was also recently used as the venue for a small summer festival for NYK employees. NYK continues to contribute to the environment in many ways.