Respect for Human RightsEnsuring Occupational Health and Safety
Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety
The Marubeni Group recognizes that ensuring healthy, safe working environments for all Group employees and executives, as well as contractors working at labor sites, business partners, and other related parties, is fundamental to the viability of our business. We conduct our business based on this policy, aiming to realize zero occupational accidents and illnesses. Furthermore in cases directly connected to Marubeni Group business activities where our affiliates, business partners, or other related parties are not taking steps to ensure occupational health and safety, we ask them to take appropriate measures in line with this policy.
1. Continuous Improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Management System
We build and continuously improve our occupational health and safety management system under the leadership of top management.
2. Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations
We comply with laws and regulations, rules, and agreements related to occupational health and safety in each country and region where we conduct business activities. We also develop relevant internal regulations in accordance with the level of risk.
3. Fostering Safety Awareness through Training
We foster safety awareness by continuously providing adequate training necessary for ensuring health and safety.
4. Risk Reduction and Continuous Improvement of Work Environment
We identify and specify hazards and sources of harm related to our business activities, and eliminate or reduce them. We also maintain and continuously improve the workplace environment by ensuring smooth communication within our organization.
5. Support for Maintaining and Promoting Health
We continuously support the maintenance and promotion of health for all Group employees and executives.
6. Information Disclosure
The Marubeni Group discloses accurate and highly transparent information regarding this policy and related initiatives through the Group’s official website and other avenues.。
Risk Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety
The Marubeni Group has established the Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety, and conducts occupational health and safety risk assessments for new and existing projects.
Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Policy Initiatives of the Power Business Division
Marubeni’s Power Business Division conducts diverse power businesses and is a global leading player as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in terms of power generation assets.
The Division has established a standard code of conducts on health, safety, environment and quality that includes prioritizing safety in all operations, making ceaseless efforts to achieve zero occupational accidents, and creating a culture that puts safety first. We establish and implement appropriate health, safety, environment, and quality management systems in coordination with our operating companies and other relevant parties.
We have also established the Integrity Management Application (IMA) as concrete guidelines for the execution of the standard code of conducts. Through education and other means we are working to ensure that the IMA is understood and implementation is enforced by all relevant personnel within and outside the Power Business Division.
In the Power Business Division, we work to ensure project safety by emphasizing a risk-based approach with a target of zero occupational accidents. This entails continuous improvement via a PDCA cycle that identifies, evaluates, manages and monitors risk. Specifically, we work together with people on the project side to achieve targets by identifying project safety risks through visits by safety management experts at sites where we manage power generation assets, through audits conducted by the Power Business Division, among other means, by promoting risk reduction from the project side, and managing the progress of improvement plans.
We audit new and existing projects in terms of both systematic and implementation aspects, making reference to our Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality Management Systems to evaluate appropriate response to risk in accordance with business scale and operations. The audits look at items such as initiatives to reduce occupational accidents, operation risk assessments, appropriate investigation of accidents and implementation of prevention measures, and emergency response drills.
In addition to site visits and audits, we strive to inculcate a culture of prioritizing safety throughout the Group. These efforts include holding forums for sharing safety initiatives, distributing safety-related study materials about accidents to relevant personnel at operating companies, and presenting safety awards to projects that implement outstanding safety measures.
The Power Business Division will continue striving to achieve zero accidents by steadily implementing and continuously improving its management systems based on the standard code of conducts on health, safety, environment, and quality. Through these efforts we will meet the expectations and demands of customers and society, and contribute to the economic growth of countries throughout the world, as well as development of local communities.
OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification Status
A number of Marubeni Group companies have acquired OHSAS 18001 certification. OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series, a management system for managing occupational health and safety risks, stipulates requirements for continuously improving performance. The system prescribes a series of processes: setting an occupational health and safety policy, establishing targets and action plans, evaluating initiatives taken to achieve the targets, and improving on them. Of the 2,322 operation sites covered by the “Sustainability Survey” etc., with aggregated data as of the end of March 2019, 17 operation sites that account for 0.7% (12 of 431 Marubeni Group companies, or 2.8%, had acquired certification). By continuing to encourage acquisition of the certification within the Group, and thereby ensuring due consideration for occupational health and safety, we are working toward creating an organization where each employee can achieve their full potential with a view to increasing corporate value.