YKK GROUP

LABOR PRACTICES

The YKK Group strives to create work environments where everyone finds it easy to work.

Fundamental Approach to Health and Safety

In accordance with its Health and Safety Pledge, the YKK Group strives to create work environments where employees can work safely and with reassurance by taking health and safety into consideration and promoting a strong awareness of health and safety by every employee.

YKK Group Health and Safety Pledge

Enhancement of corporate quality is needed today so that we may respond appropriately in all of our business activities to the rapid changes occurring in social circumstances.
The YKK Group will aim to eliminate causes of hazard and harm at all of its workplaces, and maintain and promote good psychological and physical health by creating working environments that are friendly to all employees.
We proclaim that the YKK Group will forge ahead, with all participating, to realize workplaces that are suitable for today's age.

February 1994

Health and Safety Structure

Under the health and safety structure, the YKK Group Safety and Health Promotion Committee Meeting, which is made up of representatives from each Group company, plays a central role in formulating policies and plans regarding health and safety for the Group as a whole, while individual companies take action to carry out those policies and plans.

YKK Group Health and Safety Implementation Structure

Seeking to Create Work Environments Where Employees can Work Safely and with Reassurance

The YKK Group implements a variety of health and safety measures at domestic and overseas sites from three perspectives—human resource development, workplace development, and structural development—with the aims of eliminating industrial accidents (achieving zero accidents) and creating workplace environments where employees can work safely and with reassurance.

YKK Group Mid-Term Health and Safety Policy

(FY2017–FY2020)

Create workplace environments where employees can work safely and with reassurance

Firmly establish self-initiated health and safety measures through the participation of all personnel

In accordance with its Health and Safety Pledge, the YKK Group strives to create work environments where employees can work safely and with reassurance by taking health and safety into consideration and promoting a strong awareness of health and safety by every employee.

 

Health and Safety Measures

Examples of YKK Group Measures

Implementation of YKK Group Safety Patrol Day

Safety Patrol Day, an event when company presidents, plant managers, and top management conduct workplace safety patrols as an annual, Group-wide program intended to foster motivation for conducting health and safety measures with the participation of all personnel and raising employee awareness regarding safety.

YKK President Hiroaki Otani conducts a patrol
YKK President Hiroaki Otani conducts a patrol

A patrol by YKK AP President Hidemitsu Hori
A patrol by YKK AP President Hidemitsu Hori

At YKK Canada Inc
At YKK Canada Inc., the safety patrol by the president is seen as an event, and a YKK pizza lunch is held to allow managers and employees discuss safety issues

Operation of Safety Management Special Instruction Designation Program

The Safety Management Special Instruction Designation program comprehensively identifies potentially unsafe conditions and actions in the workplace as well as management shortcomings at worksites determined to have serious safety management problems such as frequent occurrence of industrial accidents or occurrence of serious accidents. The objectives are to reduce and eliminate the identified causes of accidents and raise safety management levels.

 

Safety Management Special Instruction Designation Process

 

The objective of this program is not simply to provide instruction to workplaces with high accident occurrence rates, but also to serve as an opportunity to improve facilities, establish educational structures, and review the optimal status of safety management including approaches to management. We anticipate that through this process, the awareness of safety by managers and every employee will change, and by undertaking self-initiated safety measures with the participation of all personnel, workplace communication will be invigorated.

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