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Employees:Health and Safety

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Panasonic Code of Conduct

Chapter 3: Employee Relations

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(2) Respect for Human Rights
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4.The Company will give due consideration to the health of its employees and will maintain a comfortable workplace that meets all applicable safety standards.

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Panasonic Occupational Safety and Health Charter

Occupational Safety and Health Declaration

Based on the basic management philosophy of respecting people, Panasonic Corporation is committed to creating safe and healthy workplaces, both physically and mentally, through appropriate and careful attention and consistent effort.

Activity Guidelines for Occupational Safety and Health Program

1. Legal and regulatory compliance
Each business unit should establish its own internal policies and procedures to fulfill the relevant legal and regulatory obligations relating to occupational safety and health and ensure compliance.
2. Management resources
Each business unit should devote staff, technology, and capital to creating workplaces that are safe and healthy.
3. Establish, maintain, and improve an occupational safety and health management system
Each business unit should establish an occupational safety and health management program and regularly maintain and improve it.
4. Definitions of roles, authorities, and responsibilities, and organizational maintenance
To administer the occupational safety and health management program and promote continuous autonomous improvement, each business unit should define the roles, authorities, and responsibilities of the elected head, legal staff, managers, and supervisors of the program.
5. Removal and reduction of hazards and potential causes of damage
Each business unit should assess risks, identify hazards and potential causes of damage, and remove or reduce them.
6. Setting goals and formulating and implementing a plan for occupational safety and health management
The management and employees of each business unit should work together to assess the occupational safety and health of workplaces, identify disasters and potential threats to health, establish goals, and formulate and execute a management plan for the occupational safety and health program.
7. Auditing, and review by management
Each business unit should conduct regular audits to monitor the occupational safety and health program. Management should review the audit results and recommend improvements to the program.
8. Education and training
Each business unit should provide its employees and those of its business partners on its premises with education and training in accordance with the occupational safety and health management program, and ensure that all relevant people are kept informed of and familiarized with the program's charter and management system.

Responsible Executive and Framework

Director in charge: Yoshiaki Nakagawa, Managing Director (as of July 2013)

Organizes the Occupational Health and Safety Committee, which comprises an equal number of members representing unions and the company.

Rules and System

Occupational Safety and Health Management System

The purpose of the Panasonic Group's Occupational Safety and Health Management activities is to promote the achievement of a comfortable, safe workplace, which will contribute to the welfare of our employees and the development of our business. In addition, it is also required to give consideration to the safety and health of contractors working on company premises.

In order to maintain and continuously improve our occupational safety and health, all manufacturing locations and major affiliates in Japan have implemented the Occupational Safety and Health Management System, which is in conformity with the international OHSAS 18001 standard.
This management system defines the roles of and responsibilities for safe and healthy activities, while promoting them systematically through continuous improvement and regular inspections by respective division directors.
In order to raise safety and health standards globally, we are implementing similar initiatives in places outside of Japan.

We have also continued to support our Occupational Health and Safety Committee, consisting of members from both labor and management at each business location to investigate and discuss health and safety management issues that affect all employees. The Occupational Health and Safety Council was also established for contractors working on-site, and to ensure compliance with health and safety policies and disseminate information, among other activities.

In Japan, the persons in charge of health and safety matters at each site of the Panasonic Group attend a Health and Safety Forum that meets once a year.
By learning from case studies from each business location and hearing lectures by outside speakers, the attendees increase their knowledge, which they then link to activities at each business location. In addition, awards are presented to business locations that consistently achieve accident-free records or conduct safety, hygiene, and health promotion activities that can serve as a model for other business locations.

Correlation between Panasonic Occupational Safety and Health Management System and OHSAS 18001

The Panasonic Occupational Safety and Health Management System adopts OHSAS 18001-2007(Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series 18001) as its applicable standard. We are introducing an in-house accreditation system that verifies the effectiveness of the implementation of the management system by means of Group audits (second-party audits) conducted at levels equal to or higher than those obtainable from external certification.

In the meantime, to meet requests from customer companies, including overseas sites in China and other countries, there are business sites that are obtaining external OHSAS 18001 certification. Those business sites are set out in the table below.

OHSAS Certification Status at Business Sites in China

NO Company OHSAS18001
Certification Status Certification obtained To be certified No plan for certification
1 PHAWMH Certified Oct-99    
2 PWHAEIG Certified Jul-03    
3 PHAAG Certified Oct-03    
4 PRDW Certified Jul-07    
5 PHAMOS Certified Oct-09    
6 PHASH Certified Oct-99    
7 PHAH-EP Certified Oct-99    
8 PHAH Certified Oct-99    
9 PHAH-HHBU Certified Oct-99    
10 PHAH-vcBU Certified Oct-99    
11 PWCG Certified Jan-05    
12 PMSH Certified Jan-07    
13 PMRZ Certified Jan-06    
14 PMRH Certified Feb-07    
15 PHARW Certified Aug-08    
16 PEDCBJ Certified Sep-00    
17 PEDQD Certified Jan-09    
18 PEDJM Certified Aug-10    
19 PEDTJ Certified Mar-12    
20 PEDJM SD     Dec-13  
21 PECW Certified Dec-07    
22 PSBS Certified Dec-01    
23 PECZ Certified Mar-09    
24 PECSH     Dec-13  
25 PSCSH Certified Dec-04    
26 PSCPSZ Certified Nov-09    
27 PSCSZ Certified Jan-06    
28 PASDL Certified Mar-07    
29 CHPAVC Certified Jul-02    
30 PAVCX Certified Aug-03    
31 PPDS Certified Dec-10    
32 PAVCSH   Mar-13    
33 PSNZ   Feb-13    
34 PSNS Certified Jul-03    
35 PSND   Jan-13    
36 PMX Certified Dec-06    
37 PFSS Certified Apr-07    
38 PMCB   Nov-12    
39 PESGD Certified Feb-07    
40 PESGD-BJ Certified Mar-08    
41 PWST Certified Mar-08    
42 PLBC Certified Dec-06    
43 PHAH Certified Oct-99    

The business sites in Japan listed in the table below have obtained OHSAS18001 certification or under plan.

Automotive & Industrial Systems Company Table of OHSAS Certification Status

Business Group Business Site Certifying Organization Certification Obtained Date of Renewal Period of Validity Note
Electronic Device / Material Business G Corporate Division JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Engineering Division JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Production Engineering Division JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Aluminum Capacitor Division Uji JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Aluminum Capacitor Division Yamaguchi JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Film Capacitor Division Matsue JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Film Capacitor Division Toyama JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Custom Components BU JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Custom Components BU (Motomiya) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Printed Circuit Boards BU JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Yamanashi Co., Ltd. JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Circuit Components (Fukui) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Circuit Components (Kadoma) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Circuit Components (Hokkaido) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Circuit Components (Tajima) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Nitto Co., Ltd. JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Electromechanical Components BU JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Automotive Devices Division (Wakasa) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Input Devices Division (Tsuyama) JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Electronic Materials BU (Kadoma)         Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Koriyama Co., Ltd. JISHA Aug-08 Aug-11 Aug-14 Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Materials Yokkaichi Co., Ltd JISHA Jan-07 Jan-10 Jan-13 Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Automation Controls BU         Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Automation Controls Ise Plant JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Obihiro Co., Ltd. JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Co., Ltd.         Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Tatsuno Co., Ltd. JQA Oct-12   Oct-15  
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices SUNX Kyushu Co., Ltd.         Scope of application from FY2014
Electronic Device / Material Business G Panasonic Industrial Devices Taiko Co., Ltd.         Scope of application from FY2014
Semiconductor Business G Semiconductor Business Group (Nagaoka area) JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Hokuriku Plant (Uozu area) JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Hokuriku Plant (Arai area) JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Hokuriku Plant (Tonami area) JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Okayama Plant JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Shirakawa Plant JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G Yokohama area JQA Mar-02 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G PIDDSC Kameoka Plant, JACO Oct-03 Sep-12 Sep-15  
Semiconductor Business G PIDDSC JQA Mar-03 Mar-12 Mar-15  
 

PPRD

 

LRQA   May-12 May-15  
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Electric Component and Device Division Kadoma - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Electric Component and Device Division Uji - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Electric Component and Device Division Matsusaka - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Electric Component and Device Division Gunma - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division Saga SANYO Industries Co., Ltd. - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Electronic Device Sales Co., Ltd. - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division SANYO Optec Design Co., Ltd. - - - - Scope of application from FY2014
SANYO Component and Device Division Sanyo Media Tech Co., Ltd. - - - - Scope of application from FY2014

Approach to SA8000 Requirements

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http://panasonic.net/sustainability/en/human_rights/performance/index.html#04

Mental Health

Panasonic established the following consultants to address the topic of preventing or dealing with mental or physical stress.

•Employee Consultant (or the personnel department associated with the employee's place of work)
The Employee Consultant system was introduced in 1957 to serve as the main channel for helping to resolve the concerns of employees with regards to work and the welfare system, as well as with trouble at home.
•Company Clinic
The Company Clinic is staffed industrial physician and nurse personnel to hear concerns about mental and physical health and help people live healthier lives.
•Panasonic Group EAP Consultant
The EAP (Employee Assistance Program) is a program that provides specialist counselors to hear the concerns of individuals without the company or the health insurance organization finding out about it.

Preventing HIV/AIDS, protecting the rights of HIV/AIDS victims, assistance for the families

Panasonic believes that, armed with the proper knowledge, HIV/AIDS can be prevented and unnecessary confusion and worry avoided in the work place. Thus, Panasonic has undertaken to educate all its employees about HIV/AIDS as the cornerstone of its initiatives in this area. We are also taking steps to protect the human rights of employees with HIV/AIDS with the following four rules:

  1. Confidentiality of personal information
  2. Prohibiting discrimination in employment
  3. Prohibiting the testing for HIV antibodies without consent
  4. Promoting awareness activities

Performance Evaluation and Development

Number of Work-related Accidents, Time Lost

Incident Rate of Work-related Accidents

Incident Rate of Work-related Accidents

Source: "All industry average" and "Electric, machinery and manufacturing industry average" figures were from the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan.

Time Lost Due to Work-related Accidents

Time Lost Due to Work-Related Accidents

Note:Total time-lost of victims due to labor accidents

Severity Rate of Accidents

Severity Rate of Accidents

Note:Proportion of time-lost per 1,000 hours of total working hours

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