Occupational Health and Safety

In accordance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act, FANCL Group has established a safety and health system and holds monthly safety and health committee meetings at each of its eight sites.
The committee establishes basic issues and conducts risk assessments related to safety and health so that the company and employees can work together to create a safe, comfortable, and pleasant work environment and ensure health. In addition, the committee conducts workplace patrols to prevent accidents involving employees engaged in all business activities, and if an accident should occur, the committee investigates, follows up, and improves the situation promptly and appropriately.
Occupational physicians and public health nurses also participate in the committee, giving lectures on workplace hygiene (sharing information and alerting employees to seasonal infectious diseases such as influenza) and other topics depending on the external environment. We have created an environment where employees can easily seek advice outside of committee meetings by making information available on the company intranet.
In addition, through our Trading Partner (Supplier) Guidelines, we are further strengthening our existing efforts by requesting suppliers to understand and adhere to the creation of a healthy working environment and health maintenance, as well as confirming the status of compliance with and application of the FANCL Group Sustainable Procurement Policy, including compliance with the Industrial Safety and Health Act. We are also working to further strengthen our existing efforts.
In the fiscal year ended March 2023, 2,892 people watched videos on promoting health management and promoting health maintenance, and 243 people took part in managerial training on topics such as the duty of care for safety, steps against overwork, and care via Line group messaging for health management.

【KPI Achievements and Targets】
Item Industry Average
(Chemicals Industry)
FY Mar/2023
Actual
FY Mar/2026
Target
FY Mar/2031
Target
Countermeasures Against Infectious Diseases Number of Outbreaks

-

0 Cases

0 Cases

0 Cases

Overtime Work Average Monthly Overtime Hours

-

4.0hours

3.5hours

3.3hours

Paid Leave Taken Average Rate of Paid Leave Taken

-

85.3%

84.0%

90.0%

Extended-Length Work Interviews Number of Extended-Length Work Interviews

-

3Number

0Number

0Number

Occupational accidents
Note. FANCL only
Number of Fatal Accidents

-

0Number

0Number

0Number

Number of Occupational Accidents*

-

10Number

0Number

0Number

Number of Commuting Accidents*

-

11Number

0Number

0Number

Frequency Rate of Occupational Accidents*

1.07 (2021)

0

Below Industry Average

Below Industry Average

Occupatioal Accident Severity Rate*

0.02 (2021)

0

Below Industry Average

Below Industry Average

The Health and Safety Committee reports on the results of each item for each business site. In particular, we focus on sharing case studies covering occupational accidents to ensure prevention of recurrence and continuous improvement.

'Near Miss' initiatives at FANCL Biken

In order to further improve quality and realize a safe and comfortable workplace, FANCL Biken keeps daily records of 'near-misses' that may lead to an abnormality or accident. Up until 2021, each plant kept its own records, but in April 2022, we introduced a cloud service to share information digitally at all plants. The latest data is always visualized in graphs and tables, and all employees can check the data, leading to speedy workplace improvements and accident prevention.

Reducing the risk of foreign material contamination

Based on examples from incidents of contamination at other companies and on the results of near-misses at our own factories, we eliminated the use of tapes for identification control and introduced electrolytic marking at all factories. This has reduced the risk of foreign matter contamination from tapes.

Exercises conducted as part of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's STOP! Injuries from Falls project

At FANCL Biken factories, calesthetic exercises are performed before starting work in order to prevent accidents like falls and tumbles in addition to preventing back pain. This is an effective approach in terms of accident prevention, as physical exercise helps switch on and clear the mind.

Pointing and naming as part of hazard prediction activities

As part of hazard prediction activities at FANCL Biken factories, workers point out objects and instruments used for work, confirming their names and conditions aloud.

Noise and dust check for new grinder instillation

A new grinder for cosmetic containers collected from customers was installed in 2022. Noise levels exceeding 85 decibels were generated during operation, so soundproof panels were installed in the room and we have confirmed a subsequent reduction in ambient noise to below 80 decibels. We have also confirmed that there are no issues with dust generation, which is at less than 0.15 mg per m3.

Improving stairways to prevent falls

The difference in height between steps at the entrance to the kitchen in the company cafeteria posed a risk of falling to kitchen staff. The staircase has been upgraded to have steps that have no height difference (2 steps), which allows safe entry and exit and prevents falls among kitchen staff.

Prevention of health issues caused by localized airflow from air conditioners

Localized airflow from air conditioners at our Head Office was exposing certain seats to cold air, causing health issues for some employees. Because of this, we switched from two-way airflow to four-way airflow.

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