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Building a Global Structure for Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention

Continuing to conduct activities led by the Central Safety, Health, and Disaster Prevention Committee

Global Safety Convention(All participants said, "Let's achieve zero disaster." in chorus.)
Global Safety Convention
(All participants said, "Let's achieve zero disaster." in chorus.)

The Brother Group sets forth the basic policy that "'Safety first' shall be the cornerstone of all operations. We shall try to create a comfortable working environment that allows all our associates to feel safe and work in good health. Safety culture shall be established at the same time." In accordance with this basic policy, the Brother Group continuously works to prevent work-related accidents or diseases and to create a comfortable workplace under the leadership of the Central Safety, Health, and Disaster Prevention Committee of Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL).

Promoting activities for safety, health and disaster prevention

The Workplace Safety and Disaster Prevention Group of BIL's Human Resource Department, serving as the secretariat of the Central Safety, Health, and Disaster Prevention Committee, promotes activities for safety, health and disaster prevention in cooperation with those who are responsible for such activities in respective manufacturing facilities.
The activities conducted for workplace safety and health include launching safety health committees, forming workplace safety and health patrols, developing measures to prevent the recurrence of the same accidents, and conducting risk assessment activities to systematically reduce potential risks in workplaces.

Evacuation drill conducted in collaboration with a neighboring nursery school
Evacuation drill conducted in collaboration with a neighboring nursery school

Meanwhile, disaster prevention activities are also carried out at respective factories to minimize damage in case of a disaster. They include the improvement of disaster prevention organizations, disaster drills (evacuation drills, initial firefighting training, and lifesaving seminars using AED) and legal inspection of fire protection equipment.
In 2007, BIL concluded a memorandum of understanding on support and collaboration in case of a large-scale disaster with its local community through the mediation of a local administrative body, in order to reinforce the community's ability to prevent disasters through mutual assistance. Since 2014, BIL has also been conducting evacuation drills jointly with a neighboring nursery school with which BIL signed another memorandum. In such ways, BIL is committed to building a cooperative relationship with the local people and engaging in disaster prevention activities that meet the expectations of the local community.

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Promoting Safety, Health and Disaster Prevention Activities on a Global Scale

Promoting activities mainly in new manufacturing facilities

On-site inspection by the chairperson of the Central Safety, Health, and Disaster Prevention Committee
On-site inspection by the chairperson of the Central Safety, Health, and Disaster Prevention Committee
Completely organized factory(BISG)
Completely organized factory(BISG)

Since FY2006, the Workplace Safety and Disaster Prevention Group of BIL's Human Resource Department has been working with manufacturing facilities outside Japan to promote safety, health, and disaster prevention activities.
At the end of FY2009, the standards for safety, health and disaster prevention at Brother's major manufacturing facilities outside Japan were raised almost up to the same levels with those of its Japanese facilities. Against such a background, in FY2010, the Workplace Safety and Disaster Prevention Group started helping the overseas manufacturing facilities develop safety, health and disaster prevention activities independently.
In FY2013, this group newly added Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. (BIPH) and Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd. (BISG), both of which started their operation in April of the year, to its support list, and has conducted employee training and safety patrols in workplaces, and also formulated safety rules for these factories. In FY2014, it also began proactive supporting activities to improve the level of safety, health and disaster prevention in Brother Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd., the manufacturing facility which started its operation in May 2014. In FY2016, some Brother facilities, including BIPH and Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd., achieved zero disaster.
Meanwhile, since FY2008, the Brother Group has been holding the "Global Safety Convention,"gathering the concerned personnel of Brother facilities both in and outside Japan. In this convention, the Brother Group recognizes factories with fewer work accidents, those that have conducted excellent safety activities, and long-standing contributors, and also shares activities carried out at respective factories, thereby striving to promote safety, health and disaster prevention activities.

Number of occupational injuries reported at manufacturing facilities

Number of occupational injuries reported at manufacturing facilities

Incident rate: (number of incidents/number of employees) x 1,000

The Brother Group actively continues to promote safety, health and disaster prevention activities, aiming to provide employees with a safer and securer working place.