Occupational Health and Safety is a top priority for the Kirin Group. Accordingly, we strive to ensure that our workplaces are safe and hygienic and endeavor to understand and comply with all laws and regulations pertaining to occupational Safety and Health.
The Kirin Group complies with labor laws to maintain comfortable and healthy workplaces. In addition, team leaders effectively manage the work days and hours of the members of their teams while remaining considerate of members’ physical and mental health.
At the Kirin Group, the Central Safety and Health Committee, which is comprised of representatives from operating companies and the labor union, has been established to supervise the Safety and Health committees that are in place at individual business sites. Safety and Health activity policies are formulated for individual operating companies on an annual basis.
Monthly meetings of the Safety and Health committees at individual business sites are held to draft policies matched to the characteristics of the given site and to work to ensure that the site is safe and hygienic. In addition, sites are patrolled to identify threats to employee safety and health and to pursue improvements to address these threats.
The Group has adopted a health-oriented business management approach to further enhance the effectiveness of the initiatives of Safety and Health committees, which act based on laws and regulations. Our initiatives on this front are focused on four themes of particular importance with regard to employee health: lifestyle diseases, mental health, working style reforms, and inappropriate drinking.
Furthermore, Kirin Brewery Company has established the Occupational Safety and Health Management Regulations. These regulations stipulate that general managers responsible for production and sales should oversee occupational safety and health management at the business sites for which they are responsible. Individuals in charge of human resources divisions are to support the managers of divisions at the head office.
Health-Oriented Business Management Promotion System at Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
Production divisions at Kirin Brewery set safety key performance indicators each year, and progress in relation to these indicators is confirmed by management on a quarterly basis.
The Risk Assessment Guidelines are in place to facilitate occupational Safety and Health improvements at plants. Based on these guidelines, surveys are conducted to identify dangers and hazards, and the results are used to formulate the necessary measures for removing threats to employee Safety and Health.
Regular meetings are held between management and employees at operating companies to share and review the progress of occupational Safety and Health initiatives for the fiscal year together with employee representatives or labor unions.
The Kirin Group has included provisions for health-oriented business management in “Our CSV Commitment.” Building upon our previous occupational Safety and Health initiatives, we will practice a health-oriented business management approach, designate indicators for measuring success, and monitor progress on a Groupwide basis.
Regarding occupational safety management for suppliers, the Kirin Group promotes sustainable procurement in line with the Kirin Group Sustainable Supplier Code (hereinafter “Supplier Code”), wherein “Provision of Safe Working Environment” is listed under the category “Occupational Safety and Health.”
We will continue our efforts to spread and promote understanding of occupational health and safety, and strive to improve the work environment across the entire Group, with our highest priority on safety and hygiene.
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