June 08, 2022
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto; Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) welcomed 11 students from Soka Gakuen, Soka Junior High School (Principal: Koji Ema; Location: Kodaira-shi, Tokyo) on a workplace visit to the Head Office in Toranomon on June 3.
Every year, the school provides a field trip program aimed at providing a deeper understanding of significance of learning and working, and motivating students to take a proactive approach to selecting careers and beginning the journey toward their goals. This year, one of the field trips was to MOL. The company showed students how its employees on land and at sea make a concerted effort to support the safe operation of its group vessels 24/7/365 through a visit to the Safety Operation Supporting Center (SOSC). It also gave a presentation on its business, and introduced the role of the ocean shipping industry and job descriptions. And because the school gives priority to education on sustainable development goals (SDGs), the presentation explained initiatives on the environment (Note 1) such as the "Wind Challenger Project" (Note 2), which aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by using wind energy to propel ships.
Through this workplace visit and interviews with MOL employees, the students got a firsthand look at the attractiveness of the maritime shipping industry and broadened their horizons in career selection.
MOL takes a proactive approach in educational support activities to help students understand and familiarize themselves with the vital role of the ocean-going shipping business and provides career guidance to the next generation. The company continues to provide opportunities for more young people to learn about the importance of the shipping business.
(Note 1) Please refer to the following MOL website for the MOL Group's initiatives "MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.1," which aims to achieve net zero GHG emissions by 2050.
(Note 2) For details of "Wind Challenger Project," please refer to the following MOL Service website.
For details of past Wind Challenger-related press release, please refer to:
[MOL's five Sustainability Issues]
MOL Group will contribute to realize a sustainable society by promoting responses to the sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that must be addressed with priority through the business.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Human & Community -Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-".