Building a Safe & Secure Work Environment

Japan
| Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy | Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety and Management System | Health Enhancement Efforts | Deployment of Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities |

 Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy
The Kyocera Group has put in place the Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy, which combines policies on the environment and safety and sanitation, including Ensure employee health and safety and prevent accidents and disasters, to promote comprehensive measures for environmental safety based on its management rationale in conducting business activities.
Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Policy
1.Compliance with laws and other regulations
· Kyocera will comply with laws, agreements, and internal standards regarding the environment and work safety.
2.Provide products that contribute to the global environment
· Kyocera will increase research and development of products that make a positive contribution to the enhancement of the global environment and minimize environmental impact at all stages of the product life cycle; and the Company will strive to spread the use of such products.
3.Contribution to a sustainable society
· Kyocera will promote greenhouse gas emission control in the entire value chain to contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society.
· Kyocera will contribute to the realization of a society with sustainable recycling of resources by purchasing resources with low environmental impact, reducing the volume of new resource consumption, and minimizing waste.
· Kyocera will strive to prevent environmental pollution by properly managing chemical substances in all processes.
· Kyocera will advance conservation of biodiversity by minimizing negative impacts on the natural environment, as well as by protecting and nurturing the natural environment.
4.Ensure employee health and safety and prevent accidents and disasters
· Kyocera aims to build a corporate culture that creates an accident-free and disaster-free workplace environment where everyone can work safely and with peace of mind.
· Kyocera will conduct risk assessments and reduce occupational health and safety risks by eliminating sources of danger in order to prevent workplace accidents and disasters.
· Kyocera strives to build a work environment where employees feel healthy, enjoy job satisfaction and can reach their maximum potential by promoting mental and physical health.
5.Conduct stakeholder communication
· Kyocera will support Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities and communicate with various stakeholders.
6.Operation of environmental and safety management system
· In the course of business activities, through operation of the management system, the Kyocera Group will proactively promote comprehensive measures for environmental protection and work safety, based on the management rationale, and continuously improve environmental and safety performance.

April 1, 2020
Kyocera Corporation
Hideo Tanimoto, President


 Approaches to Occupational Health and Safety and Management System
The Kyocera Group has established a management system in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (ISO 45001) and promotes efforts for occupational safety and health. In Japan, Kyocera trains risk assessment trainers and risk assessors at each business site, and works to establish a system to identify potential hazards lurking in the workplace and address them more effectively, so as to prevent workplace accidents and disasters.

Practical training (left) and lecture (right) for risk assessment trainersPractical training (left) and lecture (right) for risk assessment trainers
Practical training (left) and lecture (right) for risk assessment trainers

【Integrated Certification】
PDF  
OHS 635471 / ISO 45001
ISO45001 Certificate of Registration (pdf/910KB)PDF
ISO45001 Certification Status (pdf/675KB)PDF

【Individual Certification】
ISO45001 Certification Status (pdf/84KB)PDF


Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets
The Kyocera Group has established "Kyocera Group Environmental Safety Targets?, which outlines targets for energy, CO2, water, industrial waste, conservation of biodiversity, plastic reduction, decrease industrial and fire accidents.
(1)Energy consumption(*1) unit improvement rate will be improved by 2% or more from the previous year.
(2)CO2 reduction measures(*2) of 13,000 t-CO2 will be implemented.
(3)Water consumption reduction measures(*3) will be implemented.
(4)Industrial waste discharge reduction measures(*4) will be implemented.
(5)Activities Related to the Conservation of Biodiversity will be implemented.
(6)Plastic reduction measures will be implemented.
(7)Reduce the number of work-related accidents by 30% or more from the previous year.
(8)Regarding work-related accidents, reduce the number of accidents in which workers have less than one year of work experience. Additionally, reduce by 50% or more from the previous fiscal year, the number of accidents resulting from being caught in, cut, scraped, or hit by a vehicle.
(9)Fire accidents target is zero.
*1  Energy consumption: all sites in Japan including manufacturing sites and non-manufacturing sites
  *2  CO2 reduction measures: all sites in Japan manufacturing sites and non-manufacturing sites
  *3  Water consumption: sites which consume water in the production line the manufacturing sites that have high risk of water consumption have to set the target
  *4  Industrial waste discharge: the manufacturing sites that have high risk of industrial waste discharge have to set the target

*Latest Update: April 1, 2020



Changes in Lost Time Accident Rate of the Kyocera Group (in Japan)
The lost time accident rate of the Kyocera Group (in Japan) in FY2019 was 0.32, lower than the average of all manufacturing industries as well as the electric machinery and appliance manufacturing industries. Kyocera will continue to take action to reduce industrial accidents and create a safe working environment safe for all its employees.

Lost time accident rate

Example Approach

 Regular environmental and safety patrols
At Kyocera, plant/office managers and safety managers periodically conduct safety patrols at worksites. In addition to these patrols, the company-wide environmental safety officer conducts an environmental and safety inspection on a regular basis. These activities aim to share risks and issues at worksites and raise employees' safety awareness
Environmental and safety inspection by the Kyocera Group Environment and Safety Supervisor

Environmental and safety inspection by the Kyocera Group Environment and Safety Supervisor

 Holding Information Sessions on Workplace Safety
The Kyocera Group regularly holds information sessions about onsite work safety in order to prevent business partners who enter our sites for service or other related work from being involved in accidents. In FY2019, an information session was held at each site in Japan about campus safety work rules and activities for accident prevention. During these sessions, Kyocera’s staff and business partners mutually confirmed safety precautions and shared a renewed sense of safety awareness.
Shiga Gamo•Yohkaichi PlantShiga Yasu PlantKagoshima Sendai Plant
Safety information sessions (from left to right: Shiga Gamo•Yohkaichi Plant, Shiga Yasu Plant, and Kagoshima Sendai Plant)

 Environmental Safety Technology Exchange Meeting
The Kyocera Group held periodic environmental safety technology exchange meeting in China to improve the level of environmental and safety management at overseas production sites and share information. In FY2019, managers and engineers from the Kyocera Head Office and Kyocera Group sites in China attended the conference to announce environmental and safety issues and improvement measures at sites, and to share research and technical information. As a result, we could improve environmental and safety management levels at sites in China. Kyocera intends to carry out various activities to maintain and improve environmental safety management at overseas sites.
Technical exchange meeting (Shanghai Kyocera Electronics Co. Ltd.)Technical exchange meeting (Shanghai Kyocera Electronics Co. Ltd.)
Technical exchange meeting (Shanghai Kyocera Electronics Co. Ltd.)


 Health Enhancement Efforts
The Kyocera Group is undertaking various measures to raise health awareness among all employees and support health in body and mind.
 
Total Health Promotion (THP) Activities

The Kyocera Group carries out total health promotion (THP) activities, under the overall control of the President and the leadership of the Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group. THP activities aim to help employees maintain and improve their physical and mental health so that they feel happy with their health and to make the company more productive and energetic. In its Health and Productivity Management Declaration, the Kyocera Group clearly states its determination to make group-wide efforts to improve the health of its employees. In line with the Declaration, the Group has been implementing various initiatives to improve employee health, including measures to promote healthy eating habits, exercise, non-smoking, and good mental health. With the aim of being a superior health management company where every employee can work energetically, we will work to develop the necessary health-related systems and programs

 
Kyocera Group Health and Productivity Management Declaration
The Kyocera Group declared as its corporate principle, "to provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind," in the Management Rationale and has conducted management based on this philosophy since it’s the company’s foundation. Since the physical and mental health of employees is indispensable to realize this management rationale, the Kyocera Group carries out total health promotion (THP) activities to conduct "health and productivity management." Kyocera aims to remain a lively and energetic group where all of its employees are delighted to work in a healthy way while achieving their maximum performance potential.
July 3, 2018
President, Kyocera Corp.
Hideo Tanimoto
 
Major planned THP activities
1. Dietary habits improvement: Offering healthy menus at company cafeterias, selling more designated health foods and sugar-free products in company stores and vending machines, awareness-raising activities for healthy diets, etc.
2. Exercise promotion: Promoting 2-Up/3-Down campaign, etc.
3. Passive smoking prevention/smoking cessation promotion: Total indoor smoking ban (March 31, 2020), awareness-raising activities for smokers, encouragement of smoking cessation outpatient treatment, etc.
4. Mental health care: Mental health education for managers.
5. Development of health improvement apps: Visualization of health checkup results, dissemination of information on health (seasonal newsletters, etc.),sharing information with industrial physicians, public health nurses and nurses, etc.
6. Reinforcement of the health management system: Increasing the number of industrial physicians, commissioned mental health doctors, public health nurses, and nurses.
7. Others: Designation of the Kyocera Group Health Promotion Month, etc.


 Deployment of Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities
The 5S ( "Seiri": Sort / "Seiton": Set in Order / "Seiso": Shine / "Seiketsu": Sanitize / "Shitsuke": Sustain) is at the heart of work at the Kyocera Group. Aiming to implement 5S activities perfectly at every worksite, Kyocera Perfect 5S Promotion Activities are being introduced globally. Each worksite regularly evaluates the degree of 5S achievement using a company-wide standardized checklist and identifies areas for improvement. Then all members work together to make improvements in the areas identified. To ensure fair and impartial evaluation and objective judgment, those who have completed 5S training and passed the examination serve as evaluators. Through these activities, Kyocera aims to create a working environment where every employee can work safely and with peace of mind and to raise each employee's awareness of and commitment to 5S.
Field explanation on 5S Promotion Activities (Kagoshima Hayato Plant)
Field explanation on 5S Promotion Activities (Kagoshima Hayato Plant)

   
 
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