For Employee Safety

Our Approach to Occupational Safety and Health

The Asahi Group promotes independent safety and health activities that are suitable to the worksite with the Safety and Health Committee of each company and business unit in Japan taking the lead. As key initiatives, the following practices are being implemented: The 5S activities (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain), compliance with safety rules, following through with risk assessment, strengthening of training and support, eradication of multiple accidents, and the effective execution of the PDCA cycle. In addition, by raising the level of and reinforcing the spread of safety culture by practicing the aforementioned policies, we will endeavor to achieve zero accidents. Our approach to occupational safety and health toward achieving zero accidents also applies to partner companies contracted for various production services.
Going forward, we will further ensure the fundamentals of safety and health while we strengthen the mutual inspection and information exchange between the Group companies. Consequently, we will develop effective safety policies that correspond to the actual condition of each business unit.

Occurrence of Industrial Accidents

Numbers of Industrial Accidents
Regular and Contract Employees
2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Lost time 1 1 1 0
Non-lost time 1 0 1 4
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 2 1 2 4
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. Lost time 2 3 0 0
Non-lost time 1 3 1 3
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 3 6 1 3
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. Lost time 0 0 1 0
Non-lost time 1 4 5 3
Fatal 0 0 0 0
Total 1 4 6 3

*Target period: January to December 2020
*Excluding temporary and subcontractors' employees
*The number of industrial accidents in 2019: 2 accidents with lost work time (2 cases involving a fall) and 7 cases without lost work time (5 cases involving getting caught between or under objects, 1 involving a fall and 1 involving contact with very hot or very cold objects)
*The number of industrial accidents in 2020: 10 accidents without lost work time (4 cases involving cutting or rubbing, 1 involving a fall, 1 involving getting hit by a flying or falling object, 1 involving contact with a hazardous substance, 1 involving contact with very hot or very cold objects, 1 involving getting caught between or under an object, and 1 other)
In order to prevent a recurrence, we immediately reported the cases to the Group, set standards for the physical specifications and use of equipment, and reviewed the risk prediction training system.

Subcontractors' Employees
2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 1 0 0
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 0 0 0
Asahi Group Foods, Ltd. Fatal accidents 0 0 1 0
Total of 3 companies Fatal accidents 0 1 0 0

*Target period: January to December 2020

Rates of Industrial Accidents
Regular and contract employees
2017 2018 2019 2020
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. Frequency rate 0.97 1.19 0.4588 0
Severity rate 0.0075 0.0160 0.0326 0
LTIFR - - - 0.95
TRIFR - - - 3.79
Asahi Soft Drinks Co., Ltd. LTIFR - - - 0.27
TRIFR - - - 0.82
Asahi Europe and International LTIFR - - - 1.78
TRIFR - - - 3.95
Asahi Holdings (Australia) Pty Ltd. LTIFR - - - 6.26
TRIFR - - - 14.5
Asahi Holdings Southeast Asia Sdn. Bhd. LTIFR - - - 1.44
TRIFR - - - 3.41

Notes:
・Industrial accident frequency rate: number of deaths and injuries from industrial accidents per 1 million cumulative work hours (indicates how frequently accidents occurred)
Number of deaths and injuries (number of deaths and of injuries resulting in one or more workdays lost) / cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
・Industrial accident severity rate: Number of workdays lost per 1,000 cumulative work hours (indicates severity of accidents)
Cumulative workdays lost (number of workdays lost due to deaths or to injuries resulting in one or more workdays lost) / Cumulative work hours x 1,000
*LTIFR (Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate): total hours of lost working time / cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
*TRIFR (Total Recordable Injury Fequency Rate): total number of industrial accidents/ cumulative work hours x 1,000,000
*In 2020, companies subject to disclosure account for 76% of the entire Group (based on revenue).

Acquisition of Certification and Awards

The Asahi Group has acquired Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001 (OHSAS18001 and ISO45001) certification for the following 18 production sites operated by Asahi Europe and International and Asahi Group Holdings Southeast Asia. This accounts for 24 percent of production sites managed globally by the Group.

Asahi Europe and International
Country Business site Certification Year certified
Italy Birra Peroni Rome Brewery ISO45001 2019
Birra Peroni Bari Brewery ISO45001 2019
Birra Peroni Padua Brewery ISO45001 2019
Birra Peroni Saplo Malthouse ISO45001 2019
Netherlands Grolsch Brewery OHSAS18001 2004
*Acquisition of ISO45001 planned by September 2021
Poland Poznan Brewery ISO45001 2019
Tychy Brewery ISO45001 2019
Bialystok Brewery ISO45001 2019
Czech Republic Plzen Brewery ISO45001 2020
Velke Popovice Brewery ISO45001 2020
Nosovice Brewery ISO45001 2020
Slovakia Saris Brewery ISO45001 2020
Hungary Dreher Brewery ISO45001 2020
Romania Buzau Brewery ISO45001 2020
Brasov Brewery ISO45001 2020
Timisoara Brewery ISO45001 2020
Asahi Group Holdings Southeast Asia
Country Business site Certification Year certified
Malaysia EBSB (Etika Beverages Sdn Bhd) ISO45001 2019
EDSB (Etika Dairies Sdn Bhd) ISO45001 2020
Awards Concerning Occupational Safety and Health
Name of Company and Business Unit Award Year Name of Award
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Ibaraki Brewery FY2013 Accident-free Record Certification, Class 1
4.5 million hours accident-free
Awarded by Labor Standards Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labor & Welfare
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Kanagawa Brewery FY2016 Excellence Award from the Director of Labour Standards Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Nagoya Brewery FY2016 Excellence Award from the Aichi THP (Total Health Promotion) Council, Aichi Labour Bureau
THP (Total Health Promotion) Council of Japan
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Suita Brewery FY2017 Encouragement Award from the Director of Labour Standards Bureau, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Shikoku Brewery FY2019 Excellent Business Site for Health and Safety Award (Encouragement Award) from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

Safety Training

In addition to education mandated by law, Asahi Breweries conducts periodic internal education and training on safety including tiered safety management seminars and disaster investigation training with a focus on brewery employees, and takes other measures to prevent industrial accidents.

Number of Participants in Training
Training FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
For Managers 25 13 11
For Supervisors 53 41 77
For Employees 470 161 92

*Scope of aggregation: Asahi Breweries, Ltd.
*Target period: January to December 2020