Initiatives for Employee Safety

Initiatives for Occupational Safety and Health and Status of Occurrence of Industrial Accidents

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 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 FY2019, there were 28 industrial accidents at Asahi Group's factories and research laboratories. 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. 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.

Frequency and severity rates of industrial accidents (regular employees, contract employees)
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Frequency of industrial accident 0.76 1.08 0.97 1.19 0.78
Severity rates of industrial accident 0.0118 0.0038 0.0075 0.0160 0.0242
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 14.5 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
For Managers 25 13
For Supervisors 53 41
For Employees 470 161