Promoting Occupational Safety and Health
The Fuji Oil Group Management Philosophy places "safety, quality and the environment" as the first of its values; and among them, "safety" is the issue we must give the highest priority for our continuing growth. For safety and health, the Fuji Oil Group established its Health Management Declaration in January 2017; setting the following six items as Basic Policy of Safety and Health.
Basic Policy of Safety and Health
Continue to prevent all serious accidents at all group companies
The Fuji Oil Group works to reduce labor accidents by collecting and analyzing data on the conditions leading to labor accidents at group companies in Japan and overseas, and by providing feedback to the group companies.
In FY 2018, the number of labor accidents at Group companies in Japan totaled 27, four above the previous fiscal year, while the number of lost-time injuries decreased by three from the previous fiscal year to four. Most labor accidents included cuts, bruises and burns.
The number of labor accidents at Group companies outside Japan in FY 2018 was 43, eleven down from the previous fiscal year. and lost-time injuries decreased by nine from the previous fiscal year to 32. Most labor accidents comprised burns, cuts and falls.
We will continue striving to prevent the occurrence of labor accidents through the proper implementation of safety measures, the observance of specified work procedures, and hazard prediction activities.
To promote ESG management, Fuji Oil Holdings established the ESG Committee as an advisory body to the Board of Directors. The ESG Committee meets regularly to discuss important matters relating ESG, including occupational safety and health, and make reports and proposals to the Board of Directors.
In FY 2018, under the overall control of the Chief Quality Officer (CQO), various Group-wide initiatives for occupational safety and health were undertaken.In line with the Fuji Oil Group Management Philosophy, the Productivity Promotion Group, works in cooperation with each Fuji Oil Group company to eliminate accidents and raise the level of health management. This is done by conducting occupational safety and health audits at each production site to assess risks and addressing identified risks. The Productivity Promotion group was established under the CQO.
We consider labor-management dialogue important for the promotion of occupational safety and health, . For example, in accordance with the labor agreement, a Safety and Health Committee meeting is held at Fuji Oil Co., Ltd., each month to discuss employees' expectations and concerns regarding occupational safety and health.
Educational and awareness-raising activities
Fuji Oil Group implements various measures in recognition that prevention of labor accidents at manufacturing sites as one of its most important responsibilities.
We conduct checks to identify dangerous operations and situations that can lead to accidents and take necessary measures. We also promote the PDCA cycle for risk management, and promote daily hiyari-hatto (near-miss events) activities.
At business sites in Japan, a preventive measure against human errors was implemented; "Yubisashi Kosho [pointing and calling] Promotion Activities" started in March 2016 under the slogans "Call and point" and "Point once for each operation." Gradually, the practice of pointing and calling has taken root at each site. We will continue striving to further establish the practice of "pause and confirm," which is the basis of occupational safety.
Group companies outside Japan are implementing safety activities to prevent labor accidents, including establishment of the Safety and Health Committee, safety patrols, safety communication activities, and safety meetings. At a FY 2018 safety conference for Group companies outside Japan, information was shared on the status of occurrence of labor accidents in FY 2017 and the progress of countermeasures.
Furthermore, recognizing the importance of raising employee safety awareness across the Group, we promote measures to increase safety awareness among employees. Such measures include the installation of electronic bulletin boards to remind workers every day to take safety precautions, and the establishment of safety experience rooms to allow workers to experience dangerous situations firsthand.
Safety meeting at a Group company outside Japan (Indonesia)
Safety Conference for Group companies in the Asian region, organized by Fuji Oil Asia (Singapore)
Safety Bulletin Board (Japan)
Safety experience room set up in a Group company in China
Assembly at a business site
We established a "Safety/Quality/Environmental Activity" category in our management awards program in FY 2016, to recognize departments and Group companies that have made outstanding efforts in the fields of "food safety, security and quality," "the environment," and "occupational safety and health."
In FY 2018, two sites in Japan received commendations for their achievement of zero labor accidents in the previous fiscal year (FY 2017).
These data show the number par thousand workers, frequency rate, and severity rate of labor accidents for employees of the Fuji Oil Group.
Because the number of labor accidents decreased at Group companies inside and outside Japan, the number of lost-time injuries per thousand workers, and the frequency rate* and severity rate** of labor accidents declined year on year. We will continue to promote safety activities with the aim of achieving zero labor accidents.
*Frequency rate: Number of labor accident victims per million working hours
**Severity rate: Accident severity expressed as the number of days lost per 1,000 working hours
Fuji Oil Group Number of Lost-Time Injuries per Thousand Employees (4 Days or More)
Status of acquisition of management certifications
|Status of acquisition of OHSAS18001 certification
(as of March 2019)
|PT. Musim Mas-Fuji (Indonesia)|
|Acquisition status of ISO 45001: 2018 certification
(as of March 2019)
|Woodlands Sunny Foods Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)|