Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has established two initiatives as part of an ongoing commitment to support the environment and people of Mauritius.

These initiatives were established in 2021 with MOL distributing a contribution of up to 800 million yen to support and fund projects related to the restoration of the natural environment and local communities, in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

This is underpinned by MOL's broad commitment to the conservation of marine and global environment, and to the growth and development of people and communities.


MOL Charitable Trust
in Mauritius

Established 21 June 2021

  • A Locally-based initiative and allocates funding to short-term projects, typically less than one year.
  • The Trust is managed locally in Mauritius and targets smaller and more niche projects, with strong local connections and are selected based on alignment with the United Nations ten Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Projects and activities can receive support of up to 1 million Mauritian Rupee per project, which is contributed solely by MOL. Projects are selected by the Trust's enforcers committee.
  • MOL contribution 300 million yen

Steering Committee Members
MOL Charitable Trust in Mauritius

  • Mr. Marc Dalais
    Executive Chairman of Celero Ltd
  • Mr. Darmen Ellayah
    Active Social Worker
  • Dr. Jimmy Harmon
    Independent Researcher in History, Heritage Language and Identity construction
  • Mr. Kazuhiko Sugano
    Managing Director, MOL (Mauritius) Ltd.
    (Chairperson of the Trust)
  • And three others from MOL

The MOL Charitable Trust unveils the list of environmental and social projects selected under its Call for Proposals (CFP);


MOL Mauritius International Fund for Natural Environment Recovery and Sustainability

Established 30 Nov 2021

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  • An Internationally-based initiative, which accepts donations and provides financing for activities that are one to five years in length.
  • The Fund is based in Japan and managed by a steering committee. The Fund allocates funding to large-scale activities such as long-term projects and research and development, which are typically delivered by large international bodies.
  • Funding is comprised of contributions by MOL, as well as donations made to the Fund. Grant recipients are selected impartially, through the Fund’s steering committee.
  • MOL contribution 500 million yen

Steering Committee Members
MOL Mauritius International Fund

  • Mariko Kawaguchi
    Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
    Specially Appointed Professor, Graduate School of Social Design Studies, Rikkyo University
    Executive Advisor to CEO, FUJI OIL CO., LTD.
    Special Adviser, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.
  • Eiichiro Adachi
    Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University Senior Counselor and Director of The Institute for Societal Values in Future Generations, The Japan Research Institute
    Limited Member of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance, Japan's Financial Services Agency Member of the Sustainability Committee (the internal committee of the Board of Directors) of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
    Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of The Norinchukin Bank
  • Toyohiko Miyagi
    Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Doctor of Science
    Emeritus Professor of Department of Regional Design, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Tohoku-Gakuin University
    Representative of Geo Customize Mapping Unit
    Chief Engineer of ADVANTECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.
    Technical advisor of NITTOC CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD
    Vice President of Japan Society for Mangroves
    Japan Disaster Relief Third Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Mangrove Ecologist
  • Hiroya Yamano
    Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Doctor of Science
    Director, Biodiversity Division, National Institute for Environmental Studies
    Professor, Faculty of Engineering Information and Systems, University of Tsukuba(Partner graduate school)
    Japan Disaster Relief Second Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Coral reef Ecologist
  • Taku Mizuta
    Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Doctor of Science
    Director, Natural History and Conservation , Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
    Japan Disaster Relief Third Team of Experts to Republic of Mauritius, Bird Ecologist
  • Naoki Tojo
    Graduate School of Env. Science, Hokkaido University, Doctor of Env. Science
    Assistant professor of Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
    Responsible for designing and leading projects including Knowledge Co-Creation Program (KCCP) for Group and Region Focus Program with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Trust Manager
    Tokyo Excel Law Firm / Attorney at Law /
    Toshiaki Shimoyamada
  • Trustee
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

Make a donation

The fund is collecting donations from individuals, businesses and organizations who support the restoration & conservation of the natural environment and community contribution projects in the Republic of Mauritius.
The fund is authorized by the competent government agency (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan) to be a Certified Authorized Public Trust, and as such, donors are allowed tax breaks in Japan only.
If you would like to donate to the fund, please see the donation application form at the link below.