Priority Theme 6: Creating Safe and Healthy Workplaces

Priorities

Global-level worker safety and health management

Affected Stakeholders

Directly:Employees
Indirectly:Local Communities, Shareholders and Investors, Creditors, Business Organizations

Reasons for being Priority Issues (Opportunity & Risk)

TOYO TIRE believes that it is our obligation to all their stakeholders that we are thorough in prioritizing safety in all business activities. In addition, promoting the health of employees leads to improved productivity and improved corporate value, and we recognize this to be an important business issue for the future business growth. The globalization and diversity are progressing for our employees within the company. And preventing industrial accidents and promoting the health of workers, creating a comfortable work environment, and continuing to manage and improving them, does not only reduce economic damage and loss of life, but also lead to improvements in performance and corporate value, such as better productivity and quality. Thus, we have positioned these as issues that should be addressed with priority.

Policies

At TOYO TIRE, labor and management work together to operate an occupational health and safety management system based on OSHMS Guidelines (Guidelines on Occupational Safety and Health Management System, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) and promote safety and health throughout the company. These efforts consist primarily of conducting risk assessments and implementing necessary measures based on their results under the leadership of top management.
The Company-wide Safety and Health Meeting, a joint labor-management committee, makes decisions regarding annual policies, targets, and plans related to occupational health and safety, which are then approved by the Safety and Environment Committee and implemented. Furthermore, the Meeting evaluates progress in implementing plans and makes improvements.

Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification Status (in FY2019)

OSHMS: 4 sites in Japan
- Good Safety Company: 4 sites in Japan
- ISO45001: 2 sites in Malaysia
- Safety production standardization certification: 3 sites in China
*Manufacturing bases

Ideal Status in 2020

With priority given to safety, promoting the creation of workplaces that ensure well-being and security

TOYO TIRE’s SDGs (Ideal Status in 2030)

We will contribute to create a society where everyone is able to work safety and healthy though "smartness" -development and introduction of technologies that reduce the human load, e.g. AI and IoT.

Goals

The frequency of accidents, lost-time accident rate, number of fires, and several other indicators are used to ascertain the state of occupational health and safety in the workplace, and efforts are made to improve conditions at workplaces.

Fiscal 2020 Occupational Health and Safety Policy (Safety, Disaster prevention, Health)

Safety : Creating a true safety culture by integrating the “top-down” approach by the leadership team at bases/sites and the “bottom-up” approach by way of small group activities
Disaster management : Reinforcing fire prevention/management and enhancing preparedness for fires and natural disasters and upgrading drills
Hygiene : Protecting mental/physical health and the sound work environment so that employees can improve their performance while feeling motivated and happy

Responsibilities (April 2020)

Senior Corporate Officer & Vice President of Quality Assurance, Environment & Safety Headquarters

Activity Promotion System (April 2020)

Activity Promotion System

  • *Affiliated companies promote activities by safety disaster prevention managers and Health managers of each company according to laws and regulations of each country.
TOYO TIRE belongs to the following trade associations:

Grievance Mechanism

  • Reporting Hotline (Creating an Internal Control System) *Targets: Employees, Business Partners
  • Customer Relations Department *Targets: Customers, Local Communities
  • Inquiry Form (on the Website) *Targets: Customers, Shareholders and Investors, NGOs
  • Labor-Management Council Meetings *Targets: Employees

Main Resources

  • Qualified Person of Safety Assessor* (Fiscal 2019): 241 people in Japan
  • Information Sharing and activities Promoter with HQ *the main manufacturing bases in Japan
  • Safety Education and Training Facility (Fiscal 2019): 7 sites in and outside Japan
  • Fire Prevention Inspector (Fiscal 2019): 138 people in Japan
  • Sanitation Supervisor (Fiscal 2020): 27 people in Japan
  • Industrial physic (Fiscal 2020): 14 people in Japan
  • * Employees who possess the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate the safety of machinery and the overall ability to judge its appropriateness.

Activities in 2019