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Organizational Structure to Promote the Environmental Management
Organizational Structure to Promote Environmental Management

To effectively promote environmental initiatives based on the MOL Group Environmental Policy Statement, the CSR Committee, a subcommittee of the Executive Committee, oversees planning and promotion of environment-related measures under the direction of the president. The CSR Committee assesses environment-related risks and opportunities involving MOL, identifies the highest-priority issues in the group's environmental management, and sets environmental targets. MOL proactively addresses customers' environmental needs as an advanced environmental corporation.

MOL established the Technology, Innovation and Environment Committee to handle strategic planning on technological innovation and environmental initiatives strategy, the BWTS Installation Committee to respond appropriately to ballast water regulations, and the SOx 2020 Regulation Compliance Committee to address the stricter 2020 global limit on sulfur content in fuel oil.

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Environmental Management System

Management System CertificateTo precisely grasp and manage the environmental risks and opportunities in our businesses, we established the environmental management system MOL EMS21 in April 2001, and since then we have made ongoing efforts to improve it. Every year, the CSR and Environment Office conducts an internal audit based on MOL EMS21. The chairman, who is responsible for environmental management, receives the results of the internal audit and confirms whether the system is functioning effectively.

We also have a third-party audit by DNV GL Business Assurance Japan KK every year, and a renewal audit every three years, and have earned ISO14001 certification for our environmental management system. The results of our FY2016 audit showed no non-conformity.

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The MOL Group Environmental Target System

We have implemented the Group Environmental Target System, targeting major group companies in Japan and overseas. Every year, each company sets environmental targets to reduce the environmental impact of our business activities based on specific guidelines that are in line with midterm management plan, and establishes action plans to achieve those targets. Along with those targets, we collect each company's data on its own environmental impact (fuel consumption, electric power consumption, paper usage, waste, and so on).

Number of target companies 52 in Japan 20 overseas

Comment from Executive Officer Responsible for Environmental Technologies

Yoshikazu Kawagoe Executive Officer
Yoshikazu Kawagoe
Managing Executive Officer

Environmental regulations serve as very important guides for our introduction of environmental technologies. We determine where the regulations are pointing us, and then it's important that we proactively and precisely comply with them.

We have worked voluntarily to reduce our environmental burden and improve fuel efficiency. In cooperation with the business divisions, shipyards, and equipment and machinery manufacturers, we realize a competitive advantage through differentiating technologies, meeting the needs of customers who have especially high standards regarding environmental performance.

There are still many things we can do from both hardware and software aspects. We will continue to aggressively adopt new technologies, gain feedback and knowledge seafarers on the front lines, and direct our research and development activities to proactively develop the technologies of the future.

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Group Environmental Audits

ISO 14001 Certification

Company name Acquired date Certifying institution
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. January 2003 Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV)
MOL Logistics (Japan) Co., Ltd. April 2006 Nippon Kaiji Kentei Quality
Assurance Ltd.
Mitsui O.S.K. Kosan Co., Ltd. July 2006 The British Standards
MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. December 2006 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd. September 2011 DNV
MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. July 2014 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
MOL Ship Management(Singapore) Pte. Ltd. July 2014 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Magsaysay MOL Ship Management,Inc. June 2015 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
MOL LNG Transport (Asia) Ltd. April 2016 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

ISO 50001 Certification

Company name Acquired date Certifying institution
MOL Ship Management Co., Ltd. July 2014 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
MOL Ship Management(Singapore) Pte. Ltd. July 2014 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
MOL Ship Management(Hong Kong)Company, Limited June 2015 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Magsaysay MOL Ship Management,Inc. June 2015 Nippon Kaiji Kyokai

MOL Group Companies with Green Management Certification
(Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation)

Company name Acquired date
International Container Transport Co., Ltd. October 2005
Meimon Taiyo Ferry Co., Ltd. December 2005
Green Kaiji Kaisha, Ltd. March 2006
Ferry Sunflower, Ltd. May 2006
Nihon Tug-Boat Co., Ltd. August 2006
Utoc Logistics Corporation February 2007
Kobe Towing Co., Ltd. March 2007
Utoc Corporation June 2007
Green Shipping, Ltd. July 2007
Shosen Koun Co., Ltd. October 2007
Ube Port Service Co., Ltd. November 2007
MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. March 2010

EcoAction 21 (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies)

Company name Acquired date
MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. July 2007

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