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Occupational Safety and Health

Basic policy and promotion system for global management of safety and health at work

Basic Policy
OMRON Group Global Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Basic Policy

Basic Policy

Building a safe and healthful workplace

We at the OMRON Group have identified occupational safety and health as one of the most important human rights issues. We clearly state this as our position in the OMRON Human Rights Policy, which applies not only to all executives and employees, but also to business partners, including our suppliers and distributors.

Scope of the Human Rights Policy

This Policy applies to all executives and employees of OMRON in order to ensure respect towards the human rights of all stakeholders involved in the OMRON Group value chain. We also expect all business partners of OMRON, including suppliers and distributors, to understand and support the content of this Policy, and will continue to work to ensure that this Policy is respected.

Commitment to “Respect for Human Rights”

We declare that OMRON will carry out human rights due diligence in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and will avoid causing or contributing to adverse human rights impacts in our value chain.
To meet the above-mentioned commitment, OMRON respects human rights as those expressed in the International Bill of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. OMRON Corporation has also signed the United Nations Global Compact and upholds the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We will respect the above internationally recognized human rights principles based on compliance with all the laws and regulations of each country and region in which we operate.

Commitment for Specific Human Rights Issues

5. Occupational Safety and Health
OMRON will strive to create and maintain a safe and healthy working environment where persons working in each workplace can fully demonstrate their abilities.

To strengthen safety and health management globally, we have the OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies in place covering occupational safety and health, and strive to create a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.

OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies:

1.3 Occupational Safety and Health
The OMRON Group will abide by applicable laws and regulations regarding occupational safety and health in each respective country or region. The OMRON Group also respects the rights of employees to work in a safe and healthful work environment, as well as the right to refuse to work in unsafe work conditions.

The OMRON Group is mindful that safety at the workplace and the mental and physical well-being of employees and the maintenance of health and safety at the workplace is essential to enable employees to exhibit their full capabilities. Accordingly, the OMRON Group gives the utmost priority to the promotion of safety and health in all business processes, and strives to build a safe and healthful work environment.

The OMRON Group will also establish an effective risk management system for protection against potential disasters, accidents, terrorism, and other unexpected events.

OMRON Group Rules for Ethical Conduct:

3. Occupational Health and Safety
(1) Safety and Comfort in the Workplace
We must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and internal company rules relating to safety and hygiene in the workplace. We will strive to create a workplace that is safe and healthful to work in both physically and mentally.

(2) Prompt Response to Accidents and Prevention of Recurrence
If any disaster, accident, outbreak of infectious disease, environmental spill, or other misfortune occurs in the workplace, we will promptly take all appropriate measures in accordance with directions from responsible managers and others in charge. We also will actively cooperate in company efforts to limit and prevent such events in the future.

Based on the policies and the rules, OMRON formulated its Group Rules commonly applicable throughout the world, and is working to reinforce safety and health management system in each region.

OMRON Group Rules cover such provisions as the OSH (occupational safety and health) vision, promotion system (roles and responsibilities), understanding of external requirements, hazard identification, target-setting, planning, recording and reporting of occupational accidents, education and training, ability evaluation and communication, monitoring and measurement, corrective action, management review, documentation and record-keeping, effectiveness assurance, and more. The Group Rules will be broken down into regional rules applicable for each of six regions (Japan, South Korea, Greater China, Asia Pacific, Americas, and Europe/Middle East/Africa), then into rules applicable for each of the main Group companies operating in each region. In this way, OMRON is committed to strengthening its system to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and prevention of occupational accidents at all workplace levels.

For purchasing, OMRON has separate Sustainable Procurement Guidelines, setting forth a Code of Conduct for suppliers. The code asks them to meet these requirements by monitoring and evaluating their behavior through self-assessment and CSR auditing, and making requests for improvement whenever necessary.

Reaching agreements with labor union regarding health and safety at management council

OMRON Corporation has concluded labor agreements with the following provisions regarding health and safety.

OMRON Corporation's labor agreements regarding health and safety in the workplace (excerpts from Labor Agreements Chapter 7)

Article 59 (Safety and Health)

Regarding safety and health, the Company implements necessary measures to protect Union members from hazards and promote their health, and strives to improve the work environment.
The Union is allowed to share its views regarding safety and health in the workplace by submitting a proposal to the Company or bringing the matter up for discussion at the Management Council.

Article 60 (Safety and Health Committee)

For the purpose of implementing necessary measures to ensure safety and health as mentioned above, each site sets up a safety and health committee.

Article 61 (Medical Checkups)

The Company provides regular medical checkups for Union members once per year. Union members must receive medical checkups conducted by the Company.

Article 62 (Safety and Health Education)

The Company provides education regarding safety and health for employees as necessary. Union members must take education conducted by the Company.

OMRON Group Global Safety and Health Management System

OMRON strives to create a safe and healthy work environment in all of its production, R&D and sales locations throughout the world.

Occupational Safety and Health Management Structure

In fiscal 2020, based on regional rules for each of six regions around the world, and company-specific rules of the main Group companies operating in each region, OMRON continued its efforts to establish a platform and develop personnel for occupational safety and health.

To enhance governance for occupational safety and health, an assessment of compliance with applicable laws and regulations was carried out by an external consulting firm working jointly with the environment department. This helped ensure legal and regulatory compliance in the field of occupational safety and health. In fiscal 2021, the OMRON Group will continue to conduct this assessment at production sites.

At OMRON Group production sites, efforts are concentrated on establishing a comprehensive management system that meets ISO45001 and other requirements in addition to the above-mentioned rules. As of March 31, 2021, more than 80% production sites in production value have been ISO45001 certified.

OMRON will continue to establish the management system that satisfies ISO45001 requirements.

Training and Education

The OMRON Group conducts safety and health management training by position level for employees across six global regions based on health management laws, regulations, and safety management rules.

In fiscal 2020, our focus was on health management e-learning training for general managers of general affairs in Japan, general safety and health managers, safety and health managers, and safety and health promoters, 71 participants in total.

Legal Assessments

The OMRON Group strive to strengthen mechanisms to understand changes in safety-related laws and regulations at production plants and provide countermeasures to ensure compliance with safety and health regulations.

In fiscal 2020, our original plan was to conduct third-party legal assessments focusing on compliance with safety and health laws at 8 production sites across Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. However, as a measure against the COVID-19, we postponed the plan for 6 sites, conducting 2 sites in Japan. For the risks confirmed through the assessments, we established plans and implemented corrective actions and made improvements.

We will continue to conduct legal assessments at all production centers, engaging in risk management to ensure compliance and avoid or minimize potential loss arising from safety and health or other risks.

Occupational Accidents

The OMRON Group is working to monitor global occupational accidents, to reduce Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR).
In fiscal 2020, LTIFR was 0.40 globally and 0.26 in Japan, which was below the 0.52 level across all industries in Japan.

The OMRON Group recorded zero fatal accidents during fiscal 2020; however, we did record 24 incidents of resulting in lost time globally, of which six occurred in Japan. We investigated the underlying causes of each incident, eliminating dangerous operations or tasks, and implemented safety measures related to equipment and management.

In addition, we continue to strive to prevent occupational accidents by conducting global factor analysis and sharing case studies of countermeasures throughout the Group.

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR)*1

  • *1: Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) = Deaths or injuries resulting from occupational accidents (absence of 1 day or more) / Total working hours x 1,000,000
    The frequency rate data for the OMRON Group in Japan includes data for OMRON Corporation and 31 major Group companies in Japan (in which OMRON has a 51% or more stake). The information includes data prior to the stock transfer of OMRON Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

    At the OMRON Group in Japan, there have been no deaths resulting from occupational accidents for the past five years.
    At the OMRON Group global, there have been no deaths resulting from occupational accidents since the Group started tracking the figures four years ago.

Breakdown of Occupational Accidents

Type of Occupational Accidents Number of Cases and Number of Days
Occupational Accidents Injuries with required days off resulting from occupational accidents Global: 24 people
of which, Japan: 6 people
Number of days off Global: 486 days
of which, Japan: 41 days
Commuting Accidents Injuries with required days off resulting from commuting accidents Japan: 4 people
Number of days off Japan: 51 days
Occupational Fatalities Global: None
of which, Japan: None
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