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Participating in the UN Global Compact


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With business activities spread across the globe, the MOL Group believes that building good relationships with various stakeholders worldwide and contributing to the realization of sustainable growth of society are vital as it seeks to realize the ideas set forth in the MOL Group Corporate Principles. In order to contribute to an international framework for realizing these goals, MOL became the first Japanese shipping company to participate in the United Nations Global Compact in 2005. Since then, MOL has worked to support and practice the 10 principles in 4 areas of the UN Global Compact, which shares the same values as MOL's Rules of Conduct, which were established as a set of guidelines for executives and employees.

10 Principles of the Global Compact

Human Rights

Principle 1 : Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and

Principle 2 : make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.


Principle 3 : Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;

Principle 4 : the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labour;

Principle 5 : the effective abolition of child labour; and

Principle 6 : the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.


Principle 7 : Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges

Principle 8 : undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and

Principle 9 : encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.


Principle 10 : Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.

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