The MOL Group seeks to offer more environmentally-friendly services through various environmental protection measures-development and introduction of environmental technologies, ship operation with the minimum environmental impact, and measures to protect the air and ocean environments -to meet worldwide demand for shipping.
Addressing Environmental Issues with Advanced Technologies
Viewing environmental regulations as a business opportunity and a strategy for differentiation, MOL proactively develops and adopts advanced technologies that reduce the environmental impact of our business and set the stage for real solutions to global environmental issues.
It is not really possible for a single nation to regulate merchant vessels, because they move all over the world, so international initiatives are indispensable. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the Kyoto Protocol directs the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to study measures to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in international ocean shipping. Currently, IMO studies, adopts, and issues various international conventions and regulations.
MOL continues its company-wide efforts to ensure compliance with a wide variety of environmental regulations.