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KYOCERA Group expands the scope of OHSAS 18001 certification

International standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management

November 9, 2007

Kyocera Corporation (President : Makoto Kawamura) is proud to announce that it has again expanded its scope of coverage since last year and that it has now obtained OHSAS 18001 certification, the international standard for occupational health and safety management, for 27 additional sites (26 plants and offices and one organization). The Kyocera Group launched its environment and safety management system based on OHSAS 18001 in April 2005, and has obtained certification for 42 sites (39 plants and offices and three organizations), which are domestic production plants of the Kyocera Group including all production sites of Kyocera Corporation in Japan so far. As a result, the scope of the system covered approximately 14,700 employees as of October 2006, but has grown to approximately 19,000 as of November 2007.

OHSAS 18001 is positioned as the major international standard for occupational health and safety, and has the aim of preventing hazards and ensuring safety of an organization’s employees by managing risks related to occupational health and safety. Many corporations are now actively attaining the certification.

Kyocera is actively promoting the introduction and operation of OHSAS 18001 to create a corporate culture that places the health and safety of its employees as its first priority. Since its introduction in October 2005, Kyocera has identified various risks concerning occupational health and safety, and have taken essential measures that have resulted in a decline in the occurrence of occupational accidents. We will continue to use the system efficiently and will continue to improve on the risks associated with occupational health and safety to achieve the establishment of work environment where people can work safely and securely, as well as expanding the scope of certification to cover all domestic facilities of the Kyocera Group by 2008.

■ Date additional certification obtained

November 6, 2007


■ Certifying organization

Japan Audit and Certification Organization for Environment and Quality (JACO)

■ Scope of Certification additionally Obtained in November 2007
Total 27 sites (26 plants and offices, one organization)

KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corporation

Head Office, ShigaYasu Plant, Kagoshima Sendai Plant,
Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, Kyocera SLC Components Corporation

KYOCERA ELCO Corporation

Okaya Office

KYOCERA Optec Co., Ltd.

Head Office, Chigase Plant


Company-wide Environment and Safety Management Organization, Nagano Okaya Office, Shiga Yohkaichi Office, Kagoshima Kokubu Office, Kyocera Kinseki Hokkaido Corporation (Mikasa Plant and Ebetsu Plant), Kyocera Kinseki Yamagata Corporation, Kyocera Kinseki Chiba Corporation.

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation

Headquarters, Kansai Sales Branch, Kyushu Sales Branch, Kawaguchi Plant, Kawasaki Plant, Kooriyama Plant, Moka Plant


DAIKEN Co., Ltd.

Japan Medical MaterialCorporation

Kobe Plant, Shiga Gamo Plant, Shiga Yohkaichi Plant

■Scope of Certification Obtained by 2006

Total 15 sites (13 plants and offices, 2 organizations)

KYOCERA Corporation

Company-wide Environment and Safety Management Organization, Hokkaido Kitami Plant, Fukushima Tanagura Plant, Nagano Okaya Plant, Mie Ise Plant, Shiga Gamo Plant, Shiga Yohkaichi Plant, Kyoto Fushimi Office , Kagoshima Kokubu Plant, R&D Center, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Sendai Plant, Kagoshima Hayato Plant


Company-wide Environment and Safety Management Organization, Hirakata Plant Tamaki Plant

■History and future expansion plans

October 2005

Obtained certification for three sites, (two plants and one organization)
Company-wide Environment Safety and Management Organization, managing the entire Kyocera Group, Shiga Gamo Plant, and Shiga Yohkaichi Plant

October 2006

Obtained additional certification for 12 sites (11 plants and offices and one organization)
Together with certification obtained in 2005, all production plants of Kyocera Corp and Kyocera MITA Corp. have obtained certification.

November 2007

Obtained certification for domestic plants of the Kyocera Group.

*By 2008, the company targets to obtain certification for all domestic facilities of the Kyocera Group.

■ Features of Kyocera's Environmental and Safety Management System
Kyocera, in an effort to establish and operate the environmental and occupational safety management system under international standards (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001), has integrated the two into the Kyocera Group Integrated Environmental and Safety Management System. Although the two are independent and different standards, they have a number of items in common, such as document management. By sharing these commonalities, we are able to enjoy the benefits of streamlining the system operations, and simplifying the maintenance and management. Another feature is that it is structured as an integrated system in the Group with consideration given to the fact that certification under OHSAS 18001 will be expanded to cover all the Group's facilities.