Promotion of Diversity
Striving to develop an environment where multinational, diversified personnel can maximize their personal development.
Activities of Global Human Reources
The MOL Group, which develops businesses globally, has about 15,000 employees and crewmembers of various nationalities. We have worked to develop an environment that will increase our group-wide comprehensive strength and allow multi-national, diversified personnel including women to play more active roles.
Ratio of Employees by Region (Consolidated)
Ratio of Seafarers on Company-Operated Vessels
by Region (Consolidated)
Establishment of Diversity and Healthcare Management Office
Having already established the "Diversity Management Unit" and "Healthcare Management Unit" in our Human Resources Division, we upgraded those units to the new "Diversity & Healthcare Management Team" in 2017. This move enhanced our organizational power to promote diversity and healthcare management by assertively implementing relevant programs. At the same time, we assigned an executive responsible for the new organization (the first woman to serve as an MOL executive officer). We work to provide various support and develop a workplace that allows all group employees to maintain their emotional and physical health and engage in their work with enthusiasm.
Continued Employment System
MOL has a reemployment system for workers who have reached mandatory retirement age, and re-hires retirees who desire to work.
Creating Opportunities for Disabled Workers
We continue our efforts to promote the hiring of disabled workers by cultivating job fields where they can make the most of their abilities and cooperating closely with social welfare organizations.
Promoting more active roles for women in the workplace
MOL is not only enhancing its systems with a focus on childcare support, but also expanding its support for career development, and presents various seminars and training programs to improve motivation. We also implement activities to create strong networks among women working in MOL Group companies. MOL has been in the forefront of promoting more active roles for women in the workplace, based on an action plan that conforms with the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, which took effect at the end of March 2016.
Number of Employees / Ratio of Female Employees / Ratio of Women in Managerial Positions*(*)
Dialogue among MOL group's career-track women.
Workshop to develop their carrier and networking
Diversity Promotion Program
- Job return support program after pregnancy and parental leave (Madrebonita*)
- Roundtable discussion "LGBT: What Do I Need to Know"
- The lecture about "How to ensure smooth communication - by learning the difference male and female thinking way"
(*) Madrebonita: A non-profit organization that specializes in the study, development, and spread of healthcare programs before/after childbirth.
Development of Employee Workplace Environment
- Implementing projects to improve the onboard lifestyle
- Implementing free address offices through workplace reforms
- Recommendations on working remotely
- Recommendations on going home early [Smart WORK project]
- Promotion of workstyle reforms [Personal system reforms/Corporate culture reforms/Workplace reforms/Operational reforms]
- MOL Challenge Day [Employee and family workplace tour/experience of wheelchair rugby]
In consideration of changes in life stages and lifestyles of employees and crewmembers, and for them to work energetically, MOL enhances career support, realizes flexible workstyles, and promotes approaches to work that are effective and emphasize the proper perspective while striking an overall balance. To work in excellent health, both mentally and physically, we strive toward the development of a workplace environment that helps employees manage their health and work in comfort, as well as comply with laws, regulations, and treaties, and seek to accelerate communication.
Active role of athletes
To promote the development of an environment where diverse employees play active roles, MOL recruited an athlete for the first time in 2016, Kae Kurahashi, a wheelchair rugby player. She balances work and athletic activities, working in the Human Resources Division two days a week (working one day remotely) and training the other three days.
As One MOL, MOL Group executives and employees support Kurahashi, who participates in games in Japan and overseas, and played a tremendous role in the wheelchair rugby World Championship in August 2018.
Wheelchair rugby is a sport that can maximize the team's strength with all the players demonstrating their ability to perform, depending on the degree of disability, and playing their own roles. It is an ideal sport to embody diversity. MOL aims to convey the attractiveness of wheelchair rugby, encourage a greater appreciation of diversity and energize the company going forward.
MOL is an official supporter of the wheelchair rugby team BLITZ. It serves as an official partner of the Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation, and supports wheelchair rugby through co-sponsorship of the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge 2019.
MOL continues to promote the growth of wheelchair rugby and works to develop an environment that celebrates the diversity of employees inside and outside the company.
About Wheelchair Rugby
Wheelchair rugby is a game combining elements of rugby, basketball, volleyball, ice hockey, to name a few, and played in the same space as a basketball court. It is a team sport for athletes who have disabilities requiring them to use wheelchairs. This is the only sport in the Paralympic Games that permits contact between wheelchairs. Players are allotted from 0.5 to 3.5 points depending on their level of disability. Under this system, the total points of four players on the court must be within 8.0 points. The wheelchairs used in the game are reinforced to make them durable enough to withstand extreme contact, and modified for players in different positions.