March 08, 2023
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it was certified for the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, which is a joint certification by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), for the third consecutive year. In addition, the company has been designated as the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (Large Enterprise Category) for the fifth year in a row, and this year it has been recognized as 'White 500', one of the top 500 enterprises in the program by Nippon Kenko Kaigi (Note 1).
Aiming to promote enterprise efforts in health and productivity management, METI and TSE select exceptional TSE-listed enterprises that are engaged in health and productivity management and present them to investors as attractive investment options.
Nippon Kenko Kaigi also conducts a program called "The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)." Under this program, large enterprises, not limited to listed firms, are evaluated and the top 500 enterprises that implement outstanding health and productivity management practices in collaboration with insurers are selected as "White 500 Companies."
MOL has seen improvements in various indicators related to its initiatives on health management, which it has been implementing on a continuous basis, and proactively disclosed the related information. In addition, the company has taken various measures to maintain and improve employee health and promote communication in line with the diversification of workstyles. MOL's Human Resources Division, occupational health staff, and the health insurance association work together to provide detailed support and encouragement for employees' mental and physical health.
MOL aims to establish a sound, energetic, innovative organization, become the world leader in safe operation, and develop MOL Group into "an excellent and resilient organization that leads the world shipping industry," by supporting the mental and physical health of every employee.
(Note 1) Nippon Kenko Kaigi is an organization that takes practical action, in collaboration with private organizations and with full administrative support, to ensure longer, healthier lifespans and to provide appropriate medical care, targeting individuals in Japan, a country facing a dramatically advancing aging society with a low birthrate. The organization aims to encourage workplaces and communities to achieve specific measures to overcome health-related challenges in collaboration with private organizations, e.g., economic associations, medical-care associations and insurers, and municipalities.
[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-".