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Safety and Health Management


Message from the Officer in Charge


We are promoting standardization, operational practices, inspections and audits, and continuous improvement to reduce risks to safety and health, both as a business unit activity and as a cross-divisional activity.
As the officer in charge of Safety and Health, I take the lead in safety actions and make every effort to raise safety awareness through safety dialogues and other forms of communication. We will continue to share and develop examples of good activities, clarify what the problems are at sites where accidents occur, and prevent recurrences and make improvements.
Although we are forced to limit our global activities in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making effective use of remote instruction systems, audits, and other means to raise the level of our activities. There are some difficult issues in order to cope with the changes. However, we will do our best to ensure that all employees of the Sumitomo Riko Group can work safely and healthily, with the belief that "Changing Awareness will change Behavior, and Changing Behavior will change Awareness”. Keep Safe!!

Shinichi Waku
Director and Managing Executive Officer

Safety and Health Management

Based on the Sumitomo Riko Group's de-facto standards, which have been cultivated over the years, we have clearly defined "Safety and Health Management Guidelines”. We also have been operating GSS (Global Safety Standards), which include various safety standards.

Promotion system diagram

Basics of Safety and Health

Safety Philosophy

Safety is our top priority for happiness of all employees and prosperity of the company. We confirm the safety before starting operations of the day.

10 Principles of Safety

  1. Always keep in mind that safety is our top priority.
  2. Have conviction that all kinds of injuries and industrial diseases are preventable.
  3. It is the responsibility of the company and individuals to establish, sustain, and improve the safe condition.
  4. The management has the direct responsibility to prevent injuries and industrial diseases.
  5. It is the basic responsibility of individuals in the society to follow the rules.
  6. Sufficient education and training must be provided to all employees to ensure safe operations.
  7. Safety and health audit in which all employees take part must be conducted to establish PDCA of the safety and health control system.
  8. Report and investigate all accidents as well as unsafe actions and conditions leading to accidents.
  9. All defects on safety and health must be remediated immediately.
  10. Cooperation and participation of all employees are inevitable to attain our zero-accident goal.

Promotion Structure

Promotion system diagram

Participation of Workers

In addition to each of our activities, we, workers, participate in decision-making at various Safety and Health meetings/committees at our offices as well as Safety and Health patrols. At the work sites, we collect the opinions of workers and utilize them for improvement.

Safety and Health Activity Guidelines


We are further strengthening our global safety activities to achieve "Zero Accidents”. We cannot achieve the goal of zero accident without both safe human resource development and safe facility development. We are working to build a safety culture so that each and every one of our employees can become self-reliance and always act with safety in mind.

Group-wide Activities

Safe Organization: Leadership from Top management and ManagersSafe Workplaces: Making Equipment and Work Environments Safe
*Safety patrols: Detection and improvement of unsafe behaviors and conditions
*Safety dialogue: Improving awareness and communication
*Prevention of recurrence of accidents / Pursuit and removal of the root cause
*Separation of people and vehicles
*Risk assessment of equipment, operations, and chemical substances
*Improvement of work environment (heat, noise, etc.)
*Fire prevention activities such as maintenance of equipment and removal of combustible materials
Fostering safe people: Establishment of standards and instruction/trainingTraffic Safety
*Establishment, practice, and audit of various GSS
*Safety training by job level
*Securing the necessary competence for work
*Improvement of abnormality handling ability / hazard sensitivity
*Analysis of causes of accidents
*Horizontal deployment of measures to prevent recurrence
*Traffic safety instruction
*Traffic KYT

Safety Conference / Safety Dialogue


Safety Conference held while avoiding enclosed spaces, dense congregation and closeness due to the COVID-19 pandemic


Safety Dialogue with the President

Safety Patrol


Safety patrols and communication by the officer in charge of safety and health

Changes in the Number of people injured in Industrial Accidents

Changes in the Frequency Rate of Lost worktime due to Occupational Accidents

※Lost worktime injury frequency of people injured in lost worktime accidents per 1 million total working hours

※Data for the overall manufacturing industry (Japan) is from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Occupational Accident Statistics.