The AGC Group has formulated the AGC Group Basic Occupational Health & Safety Policy and promotes activities to reduce the number of occupational accidents and occupational illnesses by assessing potential risks at on-site, based on the occupational health and safety policy of “No production without safety.” Also, the Group is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of its activities by combining its daily health and safety activities (Note 1) with occupational health and safety management systems (OHSMS).
(Established on February 9, 2001 and revised on March 29, 2013)
The AGC Group will manage its Occupational Health and Safety (hereinafter “OH & S”) under the policy of “ No Production without Safety” and all managers will ensure that the OH & S policy should be clearly understood and permeated throughout the Group and that all of the employees should be actively involved in the promotion of OH & S activities.
We will actively implement OH & S activities by addressing any possible issues on occupational accidents and illnesses to achieve continual improvement in our OH & S performance, based on the following guidelines.
(Note) Activities to comprehensively identify risks associated with facilities and work processes, to evaluate the risk levels, and to implement safety measures, prioritizing serious risks
The AGC Group is pushing ahead with health and safety activities by creating an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) in each business division, and regularly discusses at CSR Committee on its policies, measures and progress.
Also, the Group is urging each of its manufacturing plants to obtain certification from a third party OHSMS body, and, in addition, is taking steps to improve the management level of health and safety through internal audits conducted by the auditing division and each business division. Furthermore, the Group holds a Global Occupational Health and Safety Symposium on a regular basis with the participation of health and safety supervisors from various countries and regions, thereby disseminating best practices and deploying horizontal development at each manufacturing plant.
In 2013, in order to facilitate the integrated management of EHSQ (Environment, Occupational Health & Safety, and Quality) efforts across the Group as a whole, the AGC Group constructed and now operates the EHSQ Management System
AGC Asahi Glass is provided regular meeting opportunities between safety officers and employee representatives to ensure that the views of employees are reflected in health and safety measures.
Moreover, discussions on health and safety are regularly held at each site so the labor union can express their views on these issues. Committee meetings are also attended by business partners that work in relevant workplaces.
(As of the end of December 2015)
|Coverage||Number of certified plants|
|AGC Asahi Glass||2|
|Group companies in Japan||5|
|Group companies in Asia other than Japan||13|
|Group companies in Europe||55|
|Group companies in North America||0|
The AGC Group is developing a system for collecting the standardized occupational accident data of the Group, including its business partners, on a global basis.
The AGC Group has instituted corrective measures and horizontal deployment for occupational accident prevention. As a result, over the long-term accidents have trended downward, and in the past few years the number of incidents has leveled off.
|Japan||Asia other than Japan||Total|
|Major sites (Note 1)|
|Accidents requiring leave||15(10)||8(5)||9(10)||24(20)|
|Accidents not requiring leave||13(16)||7(9)||8(6)||21(22)|
|Entire manufacturing industry||0.09|
|Japan Chemical Industry association members||0.120||0.007|
|AGC Asahi Glass||0.005||0.024|
The Chemicals Company
The Chemicals Company is expanding its training in practical safety skills, which was previously only conducted at major plants in Japan, to Asia. In particular, the safety skills employed at the Chiba Plant in Japan are proving very helpful in creating a culture of safety specifically tailored to Indonesian needs at Asahimas Chemical (ASC) in Indonesia.
These efforts to promote safety were recognized at the Ninth Meeting of the Japan Chemical Industry Association in May 2015, where the Chemicals Company was presented with the Responsible Care Award. On receiving the award, ASC company director and plant manager Tadashi Hiraoka said: "These activities have had a major impact on safety awareness among all the employees at the plant, and I have noted significant changes in how employees are approaching their work. We also opened the training center to the local community and neighboring companies, which greatly improved our relations with them."
In the future, the Chemicals Company will continue to work towards improving safety in the workplace.
The Japan Chemical Industry Association award ceremony