Material CSR Issue

Quality and safety

Why is it important?

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.

Contribution to SDGs

SDG targets the Toyal Group can
contribute to
8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
The Toyal Group’s approach
8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
We cannot provide customers with quality products unless we keep the working environment where they are made both clean and safe.
We conduct internal audits and use the PDCA cycle to check if our management system is working and to monitor all risks.
12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
In order for final products to be used continuously and effectively, the materials that go into making them must be high quality. Ensuring quality leads to minimizing quality defects and reducing waste.
We will provide products our customers can use effectively for a long time with an eye to cutting the waste we generate.

OUR PERFORMANCE

Using In-process Inspection Data for Repair Planning to Enhance Product Safety

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.

Mold repair operations

Expanding Occupational Health and Safety Management System

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.

Joint OHSMS internal audit guidance meeting held among four processing plants

Winner of the 2017 Special Award for Excellence in Occupational Safety

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.

Representatives of the locations that won the Japan Aluminium Association’s
Number of times the Special Award for Excellence was awarded

CSR Employee Message

Motofumi Yamazaki
CSR Promotion Office
Motofumi Yamazaki
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
It has been 10 years since the certification of ISMS (Information Security Management System), which is an international security standard, was obtained. Threats to information have been growing in recent years. At the Information Management Group, we detect, monitor, and defend against incidents and accidents related to the company’s information on both the hardware and software fronts.
Ryosuke Miyauchi
CSR Promotion Office
Ryosuke Miyauchi
  • 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
  • 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
It is my job to take measures and provide information in reference to similar disasters and internal and external environmental, safety, and health activities that we accumulate daily so that we can eliminate group-wide occupational accidents and ensure that all employees live healthy lives.
Meanwhile, to promote a sustainable company that is socially beneficial, and to, from the position of the CSR Promotion Office, advocate the evolution into a company active in activities that contribute to society including non-financial aspects, in which we are still weak, I am working on my colleagues to foster awareness by learning myself and participating in projects inside and outside the company.