Updated on August 23, 2017
Sony is working to establish its own occupational health and safety (OH&S) management systems based on OHSAS 18001 international standards at each of its sites around the world. Sony also continues to work to ensure compliance with national and regional laws concerning OH&S, as well as to fulfill its own voluntary targets. Sony is acquiring external OHSAS 18001 certification for all manufacturing sites in China and Pan-Asia that have been requested to do so by their clients (30% of all manufacturing sites).
Global Management Structure
The Sony Group recognizes the health and safety of employees as a top management priority, and all group companies manage relevant programs under a single structure. Furthermore, to promote global OH&S programs, Sony has established regional safety offices and appointed regional safety officers, and carries out programs across regions.
Management reviews are also conducted for managers each year based on reports covering OH&S activities, including regional compliance with relevant laws and regulations, education and training, and related audits, as well as occupational accidents and other incidents. Each business site has identified occupations in which workers are at high risk for occupational accidents and illness and is taking steps to reduce risk in priority areas and manage conditions to keep risk low.
In the unlikely event of an accident, each business site investigates the cause and puts measures in place to improve conditions. The Headquarters OH&S department shares detailed information on accidents and injuries with all Group companies around the world to help prevent recurrence and future accidents.
Under a philosophy of "placing the highest priority on employee health and safety," Sony has formulated the Sony Group OH&S "Vision Zero" with the ultimate objective of ensuring zero occupational accidents and zero illnesses.