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.
To raise employee Safety and Health awareness, the Kirin Group takes advantage of the support systems of insurance unions to institute occupational Safety and Health training tailored to the issues faced at specific business sites.
In addition, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, institutes self-care training for younger employees to help facilitate good mental health. Meanwhile, new employees take part in seminars to teach them how to cope with stress.
When new operator or technical employees join operating companies in Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, they receive training on occupational Safety and Health at the Technical Talent Development Center of the Research & Development Division.
■ Number of Employees Undergoing Occupational Safety and Health Training in 2018 : 109
<Recipients by Training Type>
1. Recipients of training for new technical employees in 2018 : 25
2. Recipients of training for new operator employees in 2018 : 22
3. Recipients of training for new employees in sales & marketing and general affairs in 2018 : 62
In the case of a serious occupational accident, the Kirin Group promptly shares information regarding the incident and its cause among Group companies. It then takes steps to identify processes similar to the one during which the accident occurred and quickly institutes measures to prevent reoccurrence. Such measures could include the installation of safety devices or other equipment-based improvements, the revision of work procedures, or education programs. The results of these activities are to be reported to the general manager responsible for overseeing the division in which the accident took place.
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