The HOYA Group is pushing for the creation of pleasant workplace environment where every one of the employees can work in good health and safely. The Group believes that such a work environment is essential for a fulfilling life of each of the employees and a lasting development of our enterprise.
Structuring of a Global Management System for its Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Management System
The HOYA Group has been structuring a globally-operated management system based on ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series) 18001 with the purpose of promoting the environmental protection activities by the employees and ensuring the safety and health of the employees.In February 2013, the Group was granted a global multisite certification.
In November 2016, the certification is applied to 52 sites in 18 countries.
Reduction of Risks Using Risk Assessment
All the hazardous factors are constantly being checked by risk assessment in accordance with the HOYA Group Risk Management Guidelines for Occupational Safety and Health. And effective safety measures are being taken in order of priority for risk reduction.
Assurance of Safety of Machines and Equipment
The safety of machines and equipment is a matter of greater importance in achieving occupational safety. Various measures for the safety of machines and equipment (reduction of risks) are being taken from design stage on according to the HOYA Group Standard for the Safety of Machines and Equipment" to prevent machine-related accidents.
OSH Audit (Occupational Safety and Health)
At all the Group´s business facilities inside and outside Japan, the environment, occupational safety and health personnel and specialized staff conduct internal audits periodically. After the audits, they give necessary advice and guidance to respective sections to improve their observance of laws and regulations and performance of occupational safety and health.
Education in HOYA Group Safety and Health
The facility environment, occupational safety and health personnel conference is held twice a year. The HOYA Group foremen education is held twice a year. The intra-Group consulting program for guidance and education is held several times a year mainly for the overseas production bases. These are all designed to enhance the performance of the occupational safety and health activities within the HOYA Group.