Occupational Health and Safety - Management System
Basic ideas and policies
In accordance with its basic philosophy of "safety as our top priority," Resonac aims to ensure the safety and health of all working colleagues, including employees, subcontractors, contractors, and other partners, and to create workplaces where they can work with peace of mind.
In 2023, we established a new safety code of conduct and 10 safety principles for managers and employees. We will engage in safe operating practices and pursue activities to achieve zero accidents through these rules in keeping with position-based responsibilities.
The president of Resonac Holdings Corporation assumes ultimate responsibility for the Group’s occupational health and safety. Under the leadership of the president, each of the divisions and sites appoints their own environment & safety managers to conduct health and safety management activities, receiving support from the administrative departments of the head office. Basically every other week, the Management Committee is briefed on safety-related activities of the Group and gives relevant instructions, which will be conveyed to the divisions and sites for implementation. Moreover, at each site, the head of the site and the environment & safety manager lead occupational health and safety activities based on their Environment and safety action plans.
The Labor-Management Committee, which is composed of the president and other executives as well as representatives of the labor union, meets annually to discuss issues related to occupational health and safety. Also, in line with the Industrial Safety and Health Act of Japan, each of our sites has a safety and health committee and other organizations in place to conduct safety and health activities for employees through a concerted effort by labor and management, such as discussing the related issues and conducting workplace patrols.
Implementation of occupational health and safety management systems
The Resonac Group is managing and reducing occupational accident-related risks posed to its business management in an appropriate manner by using occupational health and safety management systems, for which the Group is promoting the acquisition of certification and fostering improvements. We have these management systems regularly assessed by external certification bodies to keep them up to date. Moreover, the systems are implemented at each site through a PDCA cycle to further promote the related activities.
We believe that safety is a requisite for remaining a manufacturing company. To build safety foundations and a culture of safety at Resonac, we will undertake the following activities globally.
- 1. Reform our safety culture by switching over to a mutually enlightening safety culture
- 2. Globally developing and improving our risk-based environmental and safety management systems
- 3. Thoroughly enforcing safe behavior based on the safety code of conduct and the 10 safety principles for managers and employees and improving safety awareness
- 4. Bolstering accident and disaster prevention systems by introducing process safety management
- 5. Improving the speed of information dissemination and countermeasures by introducing a unified Group-wide safety data management system
Our aspiration for 2030 is to achieve zero occupational accidents (no injuries resulting in lost work time or worse).
The following KPIs are being pursued as material issue KPIs.
Targets and results of KPIs on material issues
We deem it urgently necessary to increase the safety sensitivity of managers, supervisors and workers to eliminate industrial accidents and to prevent the retirement of experienced employees and replacement of staff from resulting in any degradation in safety and environmental management at our sites. Accordingly, we make and implement annual safety education plans for each of our sites and check their learning levels. We also give support for the educational curriculum of our partner companies in a planned manner toward the elimination of industrial accidents at those companies.
The following shows the occupational safety-related training provided by the head office in Japan. Those participating in the training from the sites make use of what they have learned through the training to conduct safety activities at their respective workplaces.
Number of participants in the occupational health and safety training provided by the head office in Japan in 2022
Held labor-management safety training in 2022
On September 27 and 28, a total of 79 labor and management representatives from workplaces in Japan participated in a two-day safety workshop (remote format) on the topic of "efficient safety patrols”.
After a presentation by a guest lecturer from the Japan Industrial Safety & Health Association on “Key Points of Safety Patrols," group discussions were held between plants and between labor and management to exchange information.