We are committed to making and providing products that are safe, satisfying to customers, and beneficial to society. Our workplace motto, “no safety, no production,” instilling a safety-first attitude in our employees sums up the foundation of our operations. Ensuring both product and workplace safety is job one for manufacturers who are responsible corporate citizens.
Product contamination is one of the worst kind of incidents and one we definitely want to avoid as a maker of pharmaceutical packaging and food containers.
Working to prevent mold-related incidents, which account for the bulk of incidents, Toyo Aluminium Ekco Products’ Shiga plant analyzes in-process inspection data to identify molds that are used frequently and systematically conducts repairs. This initiative enabled the plant to completely eliminate aluminium contamination in fiscal 2017.
In fiscal 2018, we will shift the primary quality assurance responsibility from the head office’s Quality Assurance Department to each production site to bring the initiative directly to the shop floor.
In order to prevent work-related accidents, each production site takes measures that are in line with the occupational health and safety management system.
Toyo Aluminium’s Gunma Works, Shonan Yabata Works, Chigasaki Works, and Yao Works that primarily produce aluminium foil laminates made a declaration of conformity in accordance with the ISO 17050 conformity assessment requirements in September 2017. We will continue to encourage these voluntary initiatives as we move forward.
Toyo Aluminium’s Yao Works, Shonan Yabata Works, Shinjo Works, and Shinjo Works (Gose) received the 2017 Special Award for Excellence in occupational safety from the Japan Aluminium Association in recognition of their tireless efforts to ensure workplace health and safety. The award is given to business locations that meet all its requirements, i.e. no lost time and non-lost time accidents, and reportable accidents (fires and explosions) as specified in Article 96 of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health, as well as no lost time and non-lost time accidents at their subcontractors. In order to raise awareness about keeping its workplaces accident free, the Toyal Group also has an internal award program that recognizes business locations that have no accidents (lost time accidents) for 1,000 days.