Updated on August 29, 2019

Global Workplace Injury Statistics

Since fiscal 2001, Sony has employed a data collection system to gather annual occupational health and safety data in the countries and regions in which it has operations. Sony analyzes these statistics to gain an understanding of circumstances and trends in terms of country/region and accident type, in order to help prevent recurrences.

  • *1Figures for Sony refer to the frequency rate of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work at the Sony Group's manufacturing, non-manufacturing, logistics and R&D sites in Japan. Figures for the manufacturing industry and the electronics manufacturing industry are collected from each year’s Survey on Industrial Accidents published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.
Workplace Accident Statistics in Japan*2
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of accidents causing absence from work 13 9 16 15 16
Number of lost workdays 157 185 191 444 360
Frequency rate 0.23 0.17 0.26 0.15 0.16
Severity rate 0.0023 0.0028 0.0025 0.0038 0.0027
Number of deaths 0 0 0 0 0

Scope of data for fiscal 2018: 64 sites
Reference:
 Comparative Statistics for Fiscal 2018
 Average frequency rate in Japan: 1.83 for all industries, 1.20 for all manufacturing industries, 0.58 for the electronics manufacturing industry
 Average severity rate in Japan: 0.09 for all industries, 0.10 for all manufacturing industries, 0.02 for the electronics manufacturing industry.
 Source: Fiscal 2018 Survey on Workplace Accident Trends (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan)

Workplace Accident Statistics outside Japan*2
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Number of accidents causing absence from work 136 105 79 96 73
Number of lost workdays 1,815 1,808 1,496 1,166 1,050
Frequency rate 1.26 0.87 0.67 0.88 0.71
Severity rate 0.0168 0.0150 0.0127 0.0107 0.0084
Number of deaths 0 0 0 0 0

Scope of data for fiscal 2018: 89 sites
Formulas:
 Frequency rate = Number of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000,000
 Severity rate: Number of lost workdays ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000

  • *2Due to changes to the reporting scope of sites in fiscal 2017, figures from past fiscal year reports have been recalculated and may differ from those appearing in the original reports from those years.
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