Cultivating a Safety Culture
Company Intranet Utilization
We post safe operation-related information on our intranet, particularly indicators showing our safe operation achievement status. The goal is to help management and employees alike keep safety foremost in mind every day.
• Number of days of continuous "Four Zeroes" status
• Number of operational stoppage accidents
• Operational stoppage accident rate, etc.
As a part of our measures to ensure safe operation, we hold MOL Safety Conferences in five seafarer supply nations-Japan, the Philippines, Croatia, India, and Russia-from February to May every year. We use these events to introduce our initiatives on safety and exchange opinions with seafarers serving aboard our operated vessels, based on reviews of onboard accidents and incidents. These exchanges of information and opinions reflect our commitment to fostering a company-wide safety culture.
During our yearly Safety Campaign, the president, executives, and other personnel conduct an extensive series of in-person visits to MOL Group-operated and owned vessels to promote a greater awareness of safety and cultivate a stronger safety culture. With the aim of becoming the world leader in safe operation, we focus on eradicating every single incident and work-related accident onboard. Under the slogan "Stop and Think More," we encourage all seafarers to stop when they feel anxious or think something is wrong, imagine the hazards of the work process, and then identify the correct and safe path forward. Proposals and ideas gained through this campaign will be shared throughout the MOL Group, including MOL Group-operated and owned vessels, to further enhance the group's safety culture. The Safety Campaign is also an opportunity for land-based staff members to think about the importance of safe operation by understanding the concept of "Stop and Think More," which also applies to everyday activities, while building their own safety consciousness.
Operational Safety Workshops
As a part of our activities to foster a strong safety culture, these periodic workshops are held for land-based executives and employees. They are designed to further increase individual employees' safety awareness, and recognize that everyone, not just those at sea, has a role to play in safe operation.
Beach Cleanup at Kashima-nada Beach
Since the grounding of the MOL-operated Giant Step in 2006, MOL Group executives and employees meet every year at Kashima-nada Beach for a cleanup project. In September 2018, 91 MOL Group members cleaned up the Kashima-nada Beach Hikawahama swimming area. This effort is meant to ensure that this tragic incident-and the lessons learned-do not fade from memory, while sharing our safety consciousness, raising awareness of marine and global environmental protection, and contributing to the sustainable growth of the community.