The Ministry of Labor signs the “Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)”

Mitsui OSK Lines, Ltd. yesterday announced its endorsement of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) (Note 1) and signed a statement to act in accordance with these principles.

The WEPs are principles of action for working actively for 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.

– WEP 7 Principles –

Seven principles for companies to place gender equality at the heart of their management and voluntarily address this issue

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

MOL Group positions diversity and inclusion, including the promotion of women’s participation, as a “new engine of growth” and places it at the heart of its human resources strategy, creating a framework that enables the creation of a new value by combining the diverse personalities and abilities of every employee around the world.

By upholding the seven principles of WEPs, the group will continue to communicate and create a culture of diversity and inclusion in Japan and abroad so that every employee can maximize their potential and achieve our corporate philosophy, “Oceans blues, we support people’s lives and ensure a prosperous future.

[MOL Group 5 Sustainability Issues]

MOL Group will contribute to the achievement of a sustainable society by promoting responses to sustainability issues, which are identified as social issues that need to be addressed as priorities through its activities.
We anticipate that this initiative will contribute in particular to the achievement of “Human & Community -Contribute to the growth and development of people and communities-“.
Source: Mitsui OSKLine

Mara R. Wilmoth