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MOL Signs 'Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs)'

October 24, 2022

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced its endorsement of the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) (Note 1) and signed a statement to act in accordance with the principles.

WEPs are action principles for actively working to promote the advancement of women, jointly developed by the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (now UN Women) in March 2010.

- WEPs 7 Principles -
Seven principles for companies to place gender equality at the core of their management and to voluntarily address this issue

Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women
Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality

MOL Group positions diversity and inclusion, including the promotion of women's participation, as a "new driving force for growth" and places it at the core of its human resource strategy, creating a framework that enables the creation of new value by combining the diverse personalities and abilities of each and every employee worldwide.
By supporting the seven principles of WEPs, the group will continue to communicate and create a culture of diversity and inclusion in Japan and overseas so that each and every employee can maximize their potential and realize our corporate philosophy, "From the blue oceans, we sustain people's lives and ensure a prosperous future."

(Note 1) WEPs website URL: Home | WEPs

[MOL Group 5 Sustainability Issues]
MOL Group will contribute to realizing a sustainable society by promoting responses to sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that must be addressed as priorities through its business.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Human & Community -Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-".