Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Rio Tinto have agreed to the Designated Owners & Operators (DOO) programme, a Rio Tinto initiative targeted to enhance safety and improve crew welfare in the dry bulk industry.
As a foundational member of the DOO programme, MOL had been closely involved in a series of meetings with Rio Tinto in the conceptualisation and design of the programme, leading to MOL’s eventual membership, as one of five initial members, in January 2023.
As explained, by drawing on existing industry best practices, the DOO programme aims to achieve zero-fatality on ships and improve both safety as well as quality management on ships. It also targets to uplift crew welfare through self-assessment tools that identify areas for improvements with verification by independent nominated parties.
We identify “Safety & Value” as one of the sustainability issues that we recognise as a priority social issue to be addressed through our business, and have set goals, KPIs and action plans for safety quality. Among its targets, we include the “4 ZEROES” target of zero serious marine incidents, zero oil pollution, zero fatal accidents, and zero serious cargo damage.
Through many initiatives including this programme, the MOL group is continuously working to achieve the highest level of safety in the world.
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