Work Safety & Well-being

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The LIXIL Group has built a Group-wide occupational health and safety management system to protect all employees, and is working to expand its scope.

Action plan Build a common Group EHS management system
KPI Group-wide coverage of EHS management system (%)

Target / ProgressOPEN or CLOSE

  • Target for FY2016

  • ・Set up a Group EHS Committee.

    ・Formulate Group-wide operational rules (EHS manual, EHS governance inspection guidelines).

  • Progress as of 2016

  • ・Scope of EHS performance data capture (employees): 98%

    ・Developed and implemented Group Occupational Health and Safety Policy, core rules such as the EHS manual and EHS internal audit guidelines

  • Target for FY2017

  • ・Group-wide operational scope of occupational health and safety covered by the EHS management system: 98%

Our Approach & Structure

The LIXIL Group, in our Group Charter of Corporate Behavior, commits to "promoting the mental and physical well-being of all workers by prioritizing safety in order to realize an ideal accident-free working environment." To this aim, we have introduced an occupational health and safety management system and implemented a PDCA approach to help prevent accidents at work. We also have a Health and Safety Committee in each business segment, which discusses health and safety issues on a regular basis to help generate continuous improvements.

We have also focused on building and expanding an effective Group-wide management system for occupational health and safety. In July 2015, we appointed health and safety administrators and implementation managers within each of our business units in Japan (each technology business, LIXIL Japan Company and Housing & Services Business) and at headquarters, as well as set up the Japan Health and Safety Committee. In April 2016, the committee's scope was broadened to incorporate environmental areas and became the Group Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Committee, chaired by the Representative Officer & Executive Vice President, Production Optimization. Subsequently, we implemented a universal internal occupational safety policy and EHS core rules to establish a Group-wide occupational health and safety management system, and broaden its application over time.

Severity Rate and Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate

Severity Rate and Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate

* Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate: Number of lost-day occupational injury cases / Total working hours × 1,000,000
**Severity Rate: Total days lost due to occupational accidents / Total working hours × 1,000
(Total days lost due to occupational accidents = actual days absent from work)
Scope: FY2014 covers directly employed staff at production bases in Japan.
FY2015 covers directly employed staff at production and non-production bases in Japan.
FY2016 covers directly and indirectly employed staff and contractor at production and non-production bases in Japan and a majority of overseas production bases.

OIFR

  FY2015 FY2016
OIFR* 0.00 0.00 / 0.00

*OIFR:Occupational Illness Frequency Rate
Number of lost-day occupational illness cases / Total working hours × 1,000,000
Scope:FY2015 covers directly employed staff at production and non-production bases in Japan.
FY2016 covers directly and indirectly employed staff (left) and contractor (right) at production and non-production bases in Japan and a majority of overseas production bases.

Number of work-related fatalities

  FY2014 FY2015 FY2016
Work-related fatalities 0 0 0 / 0

*Scope: FY2014 covers directly employed staff at production bases in Japan.
FY2015 covers directly employed staff at production and non-production bases in Japan.
FY2016 covers directly and indirectly employed staff (left) and contractor (right) at production and non-production bases in Japan and a majority of overseas production bases.

Working to Eradicate Work-Related Accidents

The LIXIL Group seeks to actively prevent work-related accidents by ensuring all employees follow established safety rules and anticipate dangers at work. That means pinpointing and eradicating any dangerous elements relating to machinery, facilities, or unsafe action by workers, and sharing best-practice examples to avoid work-related accidents. To prevent reoccurrence, we compare and analyze any similarities between accidents that do occur, and instigates improvements. LIXIL Corporation also provides practical training sessions (Anzen Dojo) in which staff from Japan and overseas can experience simulations of past accidents.

Working to Eradicate Work-Related Accidents

LIXIL Water Technology (LWT) shares and develops best practices from each region to help promote further progress. For instance, LWT EMENA and LWT Americas attached spotlights to the back of their forklifts to prevent collisions with pedestrians walking behind blind corners when the forklift is reversing. LWT Japan improved on this idea by switching the spotlights for strip lights so that pedestrians notice the lights more easily.

Working to Eradicate Work-Related Accidents

Employee Health Management

Working with the LIXIL Health Insurance Society, LIXIL Corporation seeks to ensure the wellness of employees by promoting health awareness and providing opportunities to prevent illnesses and improve fitness.

All employees undergo annual medical check-ups, and industrial doctors determine whether individual employee require attention at work. In addition, employees with high health risks are encouraged to visit a doctor to enable them to continue working in a healthy and safe manner without exacerbating their symptoms. Extra attention is paid to encouraging priority cases (44 employees in FY2015 and 50 in FY2016) to visit a healthcare facility, and, as a result, we achieved a 100% consultation rate. The LIXIL Health Insurance Society covers basic medical examination fees for both employees and their dependents.
We are also focused on caring for mental health, which is important in ensuring overall wellness of employees. We have specialist industry physicians at our business sites, and offer mental health management training for managers to help create a working environment conducive to early detection and early treatment. We also conduct seminars to ensure employees have the correct knowledge to help themselves, and offer a Workplace Reinstatement Program to help employees who have been on sick leave to facilitate their return to the workforce.
In line with new legal requirements on stress tests introduced in December 2015, we started conducting stress tests each year between May and June from 2016. In FY2016, 84.5% of employees took the stress test, rising to 93.9% in FY2017. We are using the test to ensure employees understand the importance of self care as a key part of successful mental health care, and to better understand workplace conditions and instigate improvements.
In February 2017, the LIXIL Group was recognized as a certified health and productivity management organization in the large enterprise White 500 category, a program operated by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Working to Eradicate Work-Related Accidents

FY2016 data indicated with a have received an independent practitioner's assurance.
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