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Service Indicators (KPI*) Show Environmental Impact, Transport Quality and Safe Operation

MOL Liner Ltd.

MOL discloses service indicators on its website based on the slogan "Count On MOL" to communicate its service quality using indicators that are of high interest to customers, including environmental impact reduction in containerships. In terms of CO2 emissions per unit load, MOL achieved a reduction of 17.6% in FY2016 compared with FY2014. Please refer to Count On MOL

(*)KPI:Key Performance Indicator

Service Indicators

Transport quality:
on-time arrival performance for containerships

Environmental protection:
reduction ratio of CO2, NOx, and SOx emissions for containerships

Safe operation:
number of long-time operational stoppages per year for three or more consecutive days for containerships MOL constantly works to improve its KPIs to provide reliable, environmentally friendly services to customers.

Besides these KPIs, MOL releases information about CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts through the frameworks of environmental groups, namely CCWG (Clean Cargo Working Group) and CSI (Clean Shipping Index). In this way, MOL makes the environmental impact of transporting customers' cargo more visible.

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Modal Shift Promotion

Modal shift involves a switch from transporting freight by plane or vehicle to ships or other means that can transport large volumes of freight all at once. It is a very effective way of reducing CO2 emissions. The MOL Group offers transportation services by ship around the world and provides environmentally-friendly transportation services as one of the largest ferry and domestic shipping service firms in Japan.

Comparison of CO2 Emissions from Aircraft, Trucks, and Ocean Vessels (Unit: grams/ton-km)
Comparison of CO2 Emissions from Aircraft, Trucks, and Ocean Vessels (Unit: grams/ton-km)

MOL Group Domestic Ferry Service Network
MOL Group Domestic Ferry Service Network

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Initiatives to Reduce Environmental Load at Container Terminals

Utoc Corporation,
Shosen Koun Co., Ltd.


Tokyo International Container Terminal

MOL and MOL Group company Utoc Corporation installed a 200 kW solar power generation system at the Tokyo International Container Terminal in 2007. In fiscal 2016, the system generated approximately 206,000 kWh of power, which covered about 30% of the power needs for the control building. In addition, Utoc Corporation and Shosen Koun Co., Ltd. Have also progressively introduced hybrid transfer cranes at their container terminals in Tokyo and Kobe, respectively. These cranes consume approximately 40% less fuel than conventional ones.

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Environmentally-Friendly Buildings

Daibiru Corporation

The Shin-Daibiru Building Received an AAA Rating from the Japan Habitat Evaluation and Certification Program (JHEP)
The Shin-Daibiru Building, which was completed in March 2015, received an AAA rating from the Japan Habitat Evaluation and Certification Program (JHEP).
This program, which is run by the Ecosystem Conservation Society-Japan, quantifiably evaluates and certifies initiatives that contribute to the preservation and recovery of biodiversity. The Shin-Daibiru Building uses local grasses and trees for about half of the landscaping on its premises. Zelkova, Camellia, Maple and other trees over 50 years old that were grown in the long adored roof arboretum of the former Shin-Daibiru Building were transplanted to a green space of over 3,000 square meters, which now provides a relaxing sanctuary amidst the many office buildings.

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Efforts to Reduce the Environmental Impact on Cruise Ships

Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. (MOPAS)


The cruise ship Nippon Maru
(renovated in March 2010)

The cruise ship the Nippon Maru makes an effort to reduce environmental impact not only in navigation, but also in the aspects unique to passenger ships. For example, the company uses eco-friendly products, exchanges towels in passenger quarters only when requested, and takes steps to reduce paper bags and packaging for all items in the gift shop. It also seeks to enlist the cooperation of passengers to reduce environmental impact.

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Sales of PBCF and Other Products with Environmental Benefits

MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd.

This company sells products that offer environmental benefits(*). In 2016 April, cumulative sales units of Propeller Boss Cap Fins (PBCF) reached 3,100 vessels.

(*) Products with environmental benefits
Examples of products used by the MOL Group which benefit the environment include: PBCFs, which control fuel consumption and exhaust gas; IZ energy-saving lighting; Adgreencoat and ZEFFLE Infrared Reflective coating that control temperature rises in cabins; "SANWA Aerators," which efficiently dispose of waste water; "BY/FAR Z," a relatively environmentally-friendly detergent to disperse oil.

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