In accordance with international standards (such as ISO 45001) and domestic laws (such as the Industrial Safety and Health Act), the NISSIN FOODS Group recognizes that a key corporate challenge is to ensure the health and safety of employees in all business activities. Furthermore, in the NISSIN FOODS Group Policy on Human Rights, we state our support for the International Labour Organization’s ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, clearly documenting that we will establish safe and healthy work environments.
To promote initiatives related to occupational health and safety, at the monthly meetings of the Health and Safety Committee held at each business site and manufacturing plant, management and labor representatives discuss measures to prevent the occurrence and reoccurrence of occupational injuries, employee health promotion, and other matters. We strive to improve workplace environments by reporting the details of initiatives related to occupational health and safety at meetings of the Management Committee and Board of Directors at least once each year, and at the same time, having these initiatives undergo audits by the Internal Auditing Office.
In addition, since 2018, we conduct annual presenteeism surveys that identify causes of poor health that affect work productivity to strengthen our initiatives for health and productivity management. The standard value for the survey results* is 93.8%, which we set as our target (the actual value in 2021 was 93.8%), and we conduct various measures toward achieving this target.
- *The standard value is 94.0%. Any lower value represents reduction in the ability to carry out work and work productivity.
Prevention of Occupational Injuries at Manufacturing Plants
At the manufacturing plants of Group companies in Japan*, we develop occupational health and safety management systems in accordance with the international standard ISO 45001 and strive to improve safety and health standards. Specifically, we set occupational safety targets—such as limiting the total annual working hours per person to less than 2,000 hours—in accordance with our Occupational Health and Safety Policy, and use monitoring and evaluation to bring about improvements.
Education and awareness-raising activities—such as education at the time of employment and circulation of work safety guidelines—are conducted to reduce occupational injuries. In addition, Health and Safety Committee members conduct monthly patrols inside the plants to confirm safety and sanitary conditions in work processes. At Health and Safety Committee meetings, problem areas and dangerous behavior found during patrols are shared with the committee members including plant director and safety measures are studied. Furthermore, occupational injury prevention measures being implemented by Group companies in Japan are shared with Group companies, both in Japan and overseas. Suggestion boxes have also been installed at each plant to allow the recommendations from employees to be reflected.
To achieve good workplace environments, we also conduct monitoring, measurement, and analysis as stated in ISO 45001, and at the same time, promote qualitative and quantitative evaluation to establish and maintain performance evaluation. We also developed a manual based on ISO 45001 as a measure against occupational health and safety risks, clearly stating measures to prevent injuries, illnesses, and accidents as well as the investigation procedures when they occur.
- Examples of Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation Items
- ・Number of occupational injuries and near misses
- ・Compliance with requirements of laws, regulations, etc.
- ・Progress of occupational health and safety targets
- ・Statutory inspections (inspections by health managers)
- ・Voluntary inspections
- ・Measurements of work environments
- ・Medical examinations
- ・Stress checks
- ・Periodic voluntary checks
- *Coverage: Plants directly managed by NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS (Kanto Plant, Shizuoka Plant, Kansai Plant, Shiga Plant, and Shimonoseki Plant)
Prevention of Vehicular Accidents
To raise awareness about safe driving, during May and November, which are the designated traffic safety reinforcement months, we conduct viewings of a video about safe driving and confirmation tests as e-learning for employees of Group companies in Japan* who drive vehicles at work.
Driving courses for new employees are conducted for all new employees who are assigned to sales departments. We also make employees who are involved in accidents or have severe violations undergo driving courses tailored for each case. We also provide training in driving on expressways and snowy roads to employees who desire such training.
In addition, to help employees drive safely, we are also introducing automatic brake systems, rear view monitors, and drive recorders to vehicles leased by the NISSIN FOODS Group.
- *NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, NISSIN FROZEN FOODS, NISSIN CISCO, and NISSIN YORK
|Number of fatal accidents
|Employees of Group companies in Japan
|Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) *1
|Employees of Group companies in Japan
|Contractors of NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS, NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS, and NISSIN FROZEN FOODS
- *1(Number of lost time injuries in the reporting period/total working hours) × 1,000,000
- *2Received third-party verification