August 02, 2023
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that it will sponsor the Future Society Showcase Projects (Note 1) "Future Life Expo: Future City" at the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition.
The Future Life Expo will be divided into five areas (Note 2) based on the theme of a future city where cyberspace and physical space are highly integrated, which is the vision of Society 5.0. MOL will exhibit in the "Transportation and Mobility" area. With the Wind Hunter Project, one of the low-carbon projects set forth in the "MOL Group Environmental Vision 2.2," as the main focus, it is planning to demonstrate how MOL is contributing to social infrastructure with an eye toward a hydrogen-powered society and embodying the MOL Group Corporate Mission, "From the blue oceans, we sustain people's lives and ensure prosperous future."
The entire MOL Group is supporting the Expo including Daibiru Corporation (President and CEO: Takashi Maruyama; Headquarters: Kita-ku, Osaka), an MOL Group company in the real property business, will also sponsor Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan. The entire group is supporting the Expo.
The MOL Group positions its environmental strategy a key element of its new management plan "BLUE ACTION 2035," and pursues initiatives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and sustainable development of people, society, and the Earth.
(Note 1) Future Society Showcase Projects: This is a general term for a group of projects that provide experiences to a wide range of participants and visitors from Japan and abroad, showcasing technologies and services that support the theme of the Expo, "Designing Future Society for Our Lives." The Expo site will serve as a "People's Living Lab" through demonstrations that offer a sense of the future after 2025. For details, please refer to the Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition website.
(Note 2) The Future Life Expo will be divided into five areas: "Society 5.0 and Future City," "Food and Agriculture," "Environment and Energy," "Transportation and Mobility," and "Monozukuri (or craftmanship) and Machizukuri (or urban planning)."
MOL Group 5 Sustainability Issues
MOL Group identifies "Sustainability Issues" (Materiality) as our key issues for sustainable growth with society through realization of the Group Vision.
We anticipate this initiative to contribute especially to the realization of "Safety & Value -Provide added value through safe transportation and our social infrastructure business-", "Environment -Conservation for Marine and global environment-", "Human & Community -Contributing to the growth and development of people and communities-", "Innovation -Innovation for development in marine technology-" and "Governance -Governance and compliance to support businesses-".