MOL’s Innovative Financing For Sustainable Development


Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has embarked on a pioneering endeavour in the Japanese shipping industry by opting for a syndicated transition-linked loan under Japan’s Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness. This move reflects MOL’s commitment to sustainable finance and environmental stewardship.

Driving Sustainable Finance Initiatives

MOL’s decision marks the seventh round of financing utilizing its Sustainable Finance Framework, established earlier in the year. By leveraging performance-based interest subsidies and sustainable finance principles, MOL aims to address environmental concerns while aligning with its group management plan, “BLUE ACTION 2035.”

Environmental Strategy at the Core

Under its “BLUE ACTION 2035” plan, MOL places a strong emphasis on environmental strategy, identifying conservation for the marine and global environment as a key sustainability issue. By securing funds through innovative financing mechanisms, MOL reaffirms its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Collaborative Partnerships for Sustainable Development

MOL’s collaboration with arrangers like Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Development Bank of Japan Inc., and SBI Shinsei Bank, Limited, underscores its dedication to sustainable development. The involvement of reputable lenders and third-party assessment organizations like DNV reflects MOL’s commitment to transparency and accountability in its sustainability efforts.

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Source: MOL