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Updated on August 23, 2017

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, accident, injury/illness, cause, and the related practices of Sony Group companies, in order to help prevent recurrences.
  • *1
    Figures for Sony refer to the frequency rate of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work at the Sony Group's manufacturing and logistics sites in Japan. Figures for the manufacturing industry and the electronics manufacturing industry are based on the Fiscal 2016 Survey on Industrial Accidents published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan.

Workplace Accident Statistics in Japan
  2014 2015 2016
Number of accidents 23 35 22
Number of accidents causing absence from work 3 4 6
Number of lost workdays 122 150 69
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work 0.053 0.075 0.096
Accident severity rate 0.012 0.010 0.009
Number of deaths 0 0 0
Scope of data: 33 sites (excluding non-manufacturing sites)
Reference:
Comparative Statistics for Fiscal 2016
Average frequency rate in Japan: 1.63 for all industries, 1.15 for all manufacturing industries, 0.51 for the electronics manufacturing industry
Average severity rate in Japan: 0.10 for all industries, 0.07 for all manufacturing industries, 0.05 for the electronics manufacturing industry.
Source: Fiscal 2016 Survey on Workplace Accident Trends (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan)
Workplace Accident Statistics outside Japan
  2014 2015 2016
Number of accidents 377 274 223
Number of accidents causing absence from work*2 120 75 78
Number of lost workdays*2 1,518 1,485 1,408
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work 1.109 0.624 0.664
Workplace accident severity rate 0.012 0.012 0.011
Number of deaths 0 0 0
Scope of data: 32 sites (excluding non-manufacturing sites)
Formulas:
Frequency rate of accidents causing absence from work = Number of accidents causing one or more days of absence from work ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000,000
Accident severity rate: Number of lost workdays ÷ total number of man-hours worked × 1,000
  • *2
    Due to changes to reporting criteria enacted in fiscal 2016, 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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