Ensuring Occupational Safety Improvement Initiatives

Staff Members Undergoing Occupational Safety and Health Training

Kirin Group utilizes the subsidy system provided by its health insurance association to provide education aimed at raising health awareness, tailored to the issues relevant to each business location. Kirin Holdings Company, Limited provides self-care training to young employees as a mental health measure. In addition, we hold stress coping seminars for new employees.
When new employees, such as back office employees, operators, or technical employees join operating companies in Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, they receive training on occupational Safety and Health at the Technical Talent Development Center of the Research & Development Division.

■Number of Employees Undergoing Occupational Safety and Health Training in 2020 : 90

<Recipients by Training Type>

  1. Recipients of training for new technical employees in 2020: 26
  2. Recipients of training for new operator employees in 2020: 64

Response to Accidents that Have Resulted or Could Potentially Result in Casualties

In the case of a serious occupational accident, Kirin Group promptly shares information regarding the incident and its cause among Group companies. It then takes steps to identify processes similar to the one during which the accident occurred and quickly institutes measures to prevent reoccurrence. Such measures could include the installation of safety devices or other equipment-based improvements, the revision of work procedures, or education programs. The results of these activities are to be reported to the general manager responsible for overseeing the division in which the accident took place.

Occurrences of Occupational Accidents in Fiscal 2019

In fiscal 2019, there were zero occupational fatalities Companywide. The frequency of lost time accidents was 2.90 Groupwide, 0.72 in Japan, and 7.47 overseas. At Myanmar Brewery (hereinafter “MBL”), the number of lost time accidents was particularly high, so we are strengthening the occupational health and safety management system at that location. From fiscal 2019, we have introduced the Total Recordable Injury Frequency Rate (TRIFR) standard as a means to address this issue; implemented education and training programs for factory partner companies and business partners; and begun a culture change program aimed at fostering a “safety first” organizational culture. These initiatives have significantly reduced the number of lost time accidents at MBL.
In January 2020, MBL acquired ISO 45001 certification and we will continue efforts to promote stronger occupational health and safety.