The HOYA Group actively engages in occupational safety and health efforts in order to strive to enhance the well-being of its employees and their families.

The HOYA Group established its “Safety and Health Philosophy” and “Fundamental Safety and Health Policies” in 1995. Under these guidelines, the Group has been promoting the occupational safety and health activities at all its business facilities globally.

In 2012, the Group reviewed the content of its environmental and occupational safety and health management systems upon acquiring global multisite certification for such systems and has since been conducting globally standardized safety and health activities.

In 2022, the HOYA Group renewed “Safety and Health Philosophy” and “Fundamental Safety and Health Policies” in order to proactively promote to occupational safety and health.

HOYA Group Safety and Health Philosophy

The HOYA Group strives to enhance the well-being of its employees,
who are the core asset of the Group, and their families.
The HOYA Group realizes workplace environment where everyone can enjoy working with their safety and health
ensured through mutual collaboration of the company and the employees.

Fundamental Safety and Health Policies

  1. We prioritize the safety and health of employees in all our business activities, and create work environment where employees, engaged in a variety of operations, can work with safety and health.
  2. We abide by the laws and regulations of each country and region governing occupational safety and health.
  3. We persistently promote our safety and health initiatives through mutual cooperation between the company and employees. We establish systems for that purpose, set objectives accordingly, and implement measures systematically.
  4. We continue to train and support employees regarding their health, thus fostering a corporate culture that emphasizes the health of employees.

HOYA Group Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Organization

In October 2008, the Group´s environmental protection organization and the occupational safety and health organization were merged with each other. Since then, with the new structure supervised by the HOYA Group Director for Environmental Protection, Occupational Safety and Health, the Group has been carrying out smooth and efficient activities of environmental protection and occupational safety and health. Having established the HOYA Group’s standards and the like, we are making them thoroughly known within the Group and conducting education at each business facility and production site in an effort to prevent accidents. Also, environmental, occupational safety and health activities that have been performed are subject to an internal audit, followed by a review at the management level, based on which the effectiveness of the activities are evaluated and improved on an ongoing basis.

HOYA Group Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Organization

Structuring of a global management system for its environmental protection and occupational safety and health management system

The HOYA Group has been building a global management system that integrates ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 and 45001 for the purpose of promoting environmental protection activities by employees and ensuring the safety and health of employees. In February 2013, the HOYA Group acquired global multisite certification. As of March 2021, 50 sites in 18 countries were certified. Certification has been acquired at 100% of our major production/research and development bases, and certification is also being obtained for newly organized bases one by one.

For information on our acquisition status of ISO certification, please refer to this page.

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