Post-quake Update on Support for Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake
- MOL Raises ¥55 Million to Assist Rescue and Relief Efforts -
May 13, 2011
TOKYO - Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today reported that it has donated a total of about ¥55 million to the Japan Red Cross Society and Central Community Chest for the Great East Japan Earthquake relief efforts. MOL raised the donation among MOL Group executives and employees through a massive, group-wide effort to support victim relief and reconstruction of quake-stricken areas, in which many of them participated.
Immediately after the earthquake, MOL donated ¥50 million as a company and then launched the fund-raising drive within the group. The donation initiative started in Japan, but soon MOL Group subsidiaries and affiliates, ship management companies, business partners, and others around the world threw their support behind the effort, and eventually a total of 88 companies took part, including MOL, and the donation came to about ¥55 million. In addition, seven overseas group companies have donated separately through their local Red Cross organizations and other agencies.
The MOL Group pledges continued efforts toward reconstruction of the quake-stricken areas by providing vessels to transport aid supplies and other activities.