Cargo owners such as manufacturers and beverage companies that place delivery orders are also required to report the amount of energy they consume and other issues. Given that the transport sector accounts for about 20 percent of total carbon dioxide emissions in the country, the energy-saving measures are significant. Amazon Japan G.K. is among the online retailers to be newly subject to mandatory reporting, according to the sources. Online retailers sell products through websites but do not necessarily purchase goods on their own. Instead, they serve to connect distributors and consumers. Since online retailers carefully respond to the demands of consumers, they are said to place orders and give delivery instructions to delivery companies in many cases. Given the situation, the government judged that requiring online retailers to work harder to save energy would have a greater effect on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport. The government is also considering requiring them to report measures for more efficiently transporting cargo and reducing fuel consumption. The headquarters of convenience store chains are also likely to be subject to mandatory reporting.
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