Environment

Conservation of Biodiversity

Conservation of Biodiversity

The MOL Group’s activities could have an impact on biodiversity in the following ways:

  • Cross-border transportation of alien species via ship ballast water, and organisms attached to vessels and containers
  • Impact on eco-system of antifouling ship bottom paints
  • Impact on eco-system of buildings and structures on coasts
  • Impact on eco-system of paper, stationery, etc., used in offices

MOL works to develop and adopt technologies to minimize the impact of vessels on biodiversity. Furthermore, when constructing buildings on shores or the coast, MOL conducts impact assessments with project partners. Vessels that sail in areas populated by large marine mammals adopt slow steaming, in conformity with laws and ordinances. This reflects MOL’s commitment to protecting marine life including whales, which face the threat of imminent extinction.
Moreover, MOL rigorously conducts green procurement and recycling in offices. To raise the awareness of employees regarding protection of biodiversity and the natural environment, MOL makes use of in-house communications tools and participates in activities that protect the natural environment.


株式会社 商船三井 環境・サステナビリティ戦略部 サステナビリティ統括チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 経営企画部 総合企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 コーポレートコミュニケーション部 コミュニケーション企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部, 人事部, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 海務チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全推進チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員政策チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員教育・訓練チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全運航支援センター, 株式会社 商船三井 技術部 技術イノベーションチーム, 株式会社 商船三井 スマートシッピング推進部 スマートシップ戦略チーム, 商船三井システムズ株式会社 ICT 戦略推進部 ICT 戦略推進第一チーム

Ballast Water Issue

Ballast Water Issue

Ballast water, which is discharged while loading cargo, carries marine organisms around the world and can have a negative impact on marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Accordingly, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the Ballast Water Management Convention in 2004. As the requirements for its ratification were satisfied in September 2016, the convention is slated to go into effect in September 2017.

Transfer of Aquatic Organism via Ballast Water

Transfer of Aquatic Organism via Ballast Water

株式会社 商船三井 環境・サステナビリティ戦略部 サステナビリティ統括チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 経営企画部 総合企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 コーポレートコミュニケーション部 コミュニケーション企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部, 人事部, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 海務チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全推進チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員政策チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員教育・訓練チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全運航支援センター, 株式会社 商船三井 技術部 技術イノベーションチーム, 株式会社 商船三井 スマートシッピング推進部 スマートシップ戦略チーム, 商船三井システムズ株式会社 ICT 戦略推進部 ICT 戦略推進第一チーム

Ballast Water

Ballast Water

Ballast water, which is discharged while loading cargo, carries marine organisms around the world and can have a negative impact on marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Accordingly, IMO adopted the Ballast Water Management Convention in February 2004, and its ratification is under way. MOL developed a ballast water treatment system in cooperation with manufacturers. As of May 2021, we had installed the system on a total of 215 ships. We continue to accumulate expertise on ballast water treatment systems, based on the operation of these vessels.

Ballast Water Management System
Accumulated total of installation and progress rate of installation plan (MOL owned vessel)

株式会社 商船三井 環境・サステナビリティ戦略部 サステナビリティ統括チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 経営企画部 総合企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 コーポレートコミュニケーション部 コミュニケーション企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部, 人事部, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 海務チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全推進チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員政策チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員教育・訓練チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全運航支援センター, 株式会社 商船三井 技術部 技術イノベーションチーム, 株式会社 商船三井 スマートシッピング推進部 スマートシップ戦略チーム, 商船三井システムズ株式会社 ICT 戦略推進部 ICT 戦略推進第一チーム

Viable Organism Analyzer for Ballast Water

Viable Organism Analyzer for Ballast Water

Satake Corporation and MOL Engineering Co., Ltd. jointly developed the portable "Ballast Water Sample Concentrator" to detect the presence of large-size organisms (minimum diameter ≧50μm) in ballast water samples, and MOL Techno-Trade, Ltd. started sales of the equipment on May 15, 2019. The concentrator and the Satake’s "Viable Organism Analyzer" are designed and sized to make them easy to carry onto vessels and immediately measure samples onboard. This makes it simple for anyone to measure the number of plankton in ballast water.

MOL began sampling of discharged ballast water and analysis of organisms using this equipment on vessels in service, and validated its performance while gaining additional knowledge and expertise in ballast water analysis and treatment.


株式会社 商船三井 環境・サステナビリティ戦略部 サステナビリティ統括チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 経営企画部 総合企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 コーポレートコミュニケーション部 コミュニケーション企画チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部 MBS コミュニケーションサポート部, 人事部, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 海務チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全推進チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員政策チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 船員教育・訓練チーム, 株式会社 商船三井 海上安全部 安全運航支援センター, 株式会社 商船三井 技術部 技術イノベーションチーム, 株式会社 商船三井 スマートシッピング推進部 スマートシップ戦略チーム, 商船三井システムズ株式会社 ICT 戦略推進部 ICT 戦略推進第一チーム

Organisms on Vessels

Organisms on Vessels

Marine organisms attaching to the bottom of vessels due to the fouling of ship bottom paint and crossing borders is also an issue in the industry. The IMO is discussing guidelines to prevent this. MOL is expressing its views on practicality and other aspects through industry groups to contribute to the process of creating international guidelines.


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Participation in "Nippon Keidanren's Declaration of Biodiversity" as a Promotion Partner

Participation in "Nippon Keidanren’s Declaration of Biodiversity" as a Promotion Partner

MOL supports and adheres to the Declaration of Biodiversity by the Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren), and participates as a "Promotion Partner" to clarify this commitment internally and publicly.

Nippon Keidanren’s Declaration of Biodiversity (Summary)
  • Appreciate nature’s gifts and aim for corporate activities in harmony with the natural environment
  • Act from a global perspective on the biodiversity crisis
  • Act voluntarily and steadily to contribute to biodiversity
  • Promote corporate management for sustainable resource use
  • Create an industry, lifestyle and culture that will learn from biodiversity
  • Collaborate with relevant international and national organizations
  • Spearhead activities to build a society that will nurture biodiversity
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