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.
We believe that a healthy mind and body of each employee is essential for the enrichment of all employees’ individual lives and the perpetual development of the HOYA Group companies.
We are therefore committed to maintaining and improving the employees’ health and creating safe and pleasant conditions for all the employees of the group companies.
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.
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.