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Overall, CSR Related (Including Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index)

Earns inclusion in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

MOL has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific thanks to its highly regarded efforts in the areas of environmental protection, CSR, and IR activities. The DJSI identifies companies expected to show long-term sustainable growth. (Since 2003).

MOL Press Releases:
MOL Again Earns Listing on ESG/RI Index: Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)

Earns inclusion in FTSE4Good Index

FTSE is a global index company owned by the London Stock Exchange. FTSE has included MOL in one of its major socially responsible investment indices, the FTSE4Good Global Index.(Since 2003)

MOL Press Releases:
MOL remains a valued member of FTSE4Good Index Series; ESG/RI Index.

SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loans

MOL has received the highest rating for SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loans from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and earned the highest mark for its comprehensive information disclosure and efforts to promote sustainability. (2016)

SMBC Nadeshiko Loans

MOL became the first company in the ocean shipping industry to receive SMBC Nadeshiko Loans from Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. It was also recognized as a leader among major corporations for its initiatives aimed at creating a workplace where women can play more active roles. (2016)

Cruise of the Year 2015 Awards

The Nippon Maru: Tonde ("fly to") cruise packages to Okinawa, Kyushu, and Hokkaido, which were planned and marketed by its group company Mitsui O.S.K. Passenger Line, Ltd. won the Grand Prix in the "Cruise of the Year 2015" awards sponsored by the Japan Oceangoing Passenger Ship Association (JOPA). The company's efforts to develop new cruise markets and its leading role in the promotion of regional tourism were key to its selection for this award.

Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015 Honored at Environmental Communication Awards

The MOL Group Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015 took home the prize for excellence in the environmental report category of the 19th Environmental Communication Awards, jointly organized by Japan's Ministry of Environment and the Global Environmental Forum, and won favorable reviews for its description of technologies intended to reduce the environmental impact of MOL Group businesses, its detailed look at the group's compliance structure, and an integrated approach to reporting in combination with the MOL Annual Report. (February 2016)

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Environment Related

ISO 14001 Certification

MOL has used its own environmental management system MOL EMS21 since April 2001, and it holds ISO 14001 certification, an International standard for environmental management. (Since 2003)

ISO50001 Certification

MOL acquired ISO50001 certification for its energy management system and ISO14001 certification for its environmental management system. (2014)
Certified companies: MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. (2014),
MOL Ship Management (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.(2014),
MOL Ship Management (Hong Kong) Company Ltd.(2014)
and Magsaysay MOL Ship Management, Inc.(2015)

Coal Carrier Soma Maru Honored as 'Bulk Ship of the Year'

The vessel was named the "Bulk Ship of the Year" at the IBJ Awards 2014 for its versatility and environmental performance as a state-of-the-art coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft design, various safety features and energy-saving specifications. (2014)

Commendations from the Port Authorities of Los Angeles and Long Beach, U.S.A

MOL received the Green Flag Award and Vessel Speed Reduction Award from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, respectively, for its efforts to ensure compliance with standards that call for vessels to slow down within 40 nautical miles (nm) of the shore. (2015)

2015 Frost & Sullivan Japan Green Shipping Liner of the Year

In 2015, for its environmentally friendly technology, MOL was awarded as 2015 Japan Green Shipping Liner of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, a Growth Partnership Company headquartered in Mountain View, USA

Recognized as leader in Climate Change Transparency

MOL was recognized as a leader for the depth and quality of the climate change data it has disclosed for independent assessment through CDP, an international non-governmental organization, and included in the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index for the third time, and for two consecutive years. (2015)

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Safe Operation (Including Recognition of Seafarer Training)

Certification from DNV GL AS for Seafarer Education and Training Management Program

MOL's tanker and LNG carrier divisions have acquired certification from DNV GL AS, in recognition of the effectiveness of its unique seafarer training and education management program and its conformance with the Competence Management System (CMS). (Since 2012)

MOL Press Releases:
MOL Acquires Competence Management System (CMS) Certification from DNV

Certification from DNV GL AS for Seafarer Training Related to Liquefied Gas Transport

MOL's training programs for seafarers serving on LNG carriers and LEG/LPG carriers, held in Japan and overseas, have earned certification from DNV GL AS, as a program that satisfies the crew competency standards advocated by Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators Ltd. (SIGTTO). (LNG carriers: since 2007) (LEG/LPG carriers: since 2016)

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IR Related

Internet IR Commendation Award

MOL received the Internet IR Commendation Award from Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd. (2015)

Eiichiro Adachi, Counselor, The Japan Research Institute, Limited (JRI), offered comments regarding our Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015.

The comment can be found in "Third-Party Opinion"PDF section of Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2015

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