Safety and Health

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Message from the Officer in Charge

Shinichi Waku
Director and Managing Executive Officer
With safety as our motto, we practice Safety and Health Activities that earn the trust of all!
The Sumitomo Riko Group promotes risk reduction by implementing a cycle of standardization, implementation, inspection, and continuous improvement to ensure the safety, security, and health of all employees, so that all workers can feel safe and secure from the moment they leave home until they arrive.
I take the lead in safety behavior and communicate directly with employees on the job site. We will continue to share and deploy examples of good prevention activities, identify problems at accident sites, prevent recurrence, and work together to maintain and improve the effectiveness of these activities.
In order to develop human resources capable of risk management, we will upgrade our current awareness, training, and audits at each of the Group's bases around the world, and promote them both remotely and onsite.
With the belief that "Change your mindset and you will change your actions, and change your actions and you will change your mindset," we will do our utmost to ensure the safety and health of the Sumitomo Riko Group, aiming for zero accidents. Please keep safe!

Safety and Health Management

Based on the de facto standards that the Sumitomo Riko Group has cultivated over the years, we have clearly defined "Safety and Health Management Guidelines." We operate the GSSs (Global Safety Standards), which includes various safety standards.

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

Worker Involvement

In addition to each of our activities, employees participate in decision-making at various Safety and Health conference bodies and committees at each of our bases as well as Safety and Health Patrol. They absorb the opinions of workers onsite and use them to make improvements.

Safety and Health Activities Guidelines


We are further strengthening our global safety activities to achieve "Zero Accident." We cannot achieve the goal of "Zero Accident" without both safe personnel and facilities. We are building a culture of safety to make each and every employee autonomous so that they can always be aware of safety and act accordingly.

Group-wide activities

Creating a Safe Organization Creating a Safe Workplace
*Discover and improve unsafe acts and unsafe conditions through workplace safety patrols
*Improving procedures for safer work through work observation
*Pursuit of the root causes of accidents, implementation of countermeasure rollout and its continuation
*Eliminate unsafe conditions by sorting and setting, “Seiri” & “Seiton” (organization and tidying up)
*Preventing contact between forklift trucks and people by separating pedestrians and vehicles
*Eliminate ignition sources and combustible materials through machine inspection, maintenance and cleaning
*Management of workplace environment such as chemical substances, heat and noise
Creating Safe People Traffic safety
*Improving employees' safety awareness and knowledge through safety dialogue
*Education to prevent unsafe behavior in each business unit
*Establishment, implementation, and auditing of GSS (Global Safety Standards)
*Conduct hazard prediction training to improve each worker's sensitivity to hazards
*For handling abnormalities, appoint a person to deal with problems and educate and training the person
*Conduct accident analysis at the site, and notify all employees of the occurrence status and alert them
*Inform employees about hazardous areas
*Roll out traffic safety information and notices, and provide necessary traffic safety instruction
*Compliance with traffic manners and rules
Safety Convention
President and CEO's Safety Dialogue
Safety patrols by an officer in charge of safety and health
Fire prevention and traffic safety education

Chemical Substance Management

We have introduced a chemical substance management system to centrally manage chemical substances handled in the company, including SDS management, applicable laws and regulations, chemical substance risk assessment, and searches for banned substances in products. Thus, we have an environment that enables employees to smoothly implement chemical substance management.

Chemical Substance Management Education

We published guidebooks for the safe handling of chemical substances to improve the knowledge of our employees.
  • Basic knowledge section: Improvement of knowledge of all employees
  • Laws and regulations section: Improvement of legal expertise of chemical substance managers and practitioners (Commentaries on laws and regulations of the Industrial Safety and Health Act, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, and Fire Service Act)


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