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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Health and Safety Initiatives

Employee health and safety are among DISCO’s top priorities. For this reason, we established the Principles of Health and Safety in 2005 and continue to promote initiatives in this area in order to prevent accidents and disasters, and to enable employees to lead safe and healthy lives.
Principles of Health and Safety
Principles of Health and Safety
The Principles of Health and Safety clarify the direction of individual and corporate actions for the purpose of preventing accidents and disasters as well as protecting our health.

1. Health and safety are among our top priorities.
2. Ensuring health and safety concerns not only our employees but also all people1 involved with our products and services.
3. We will evolve from "zero accidents" to "zero risks."
4. We must, naturally, comply with all laws and regulations; but we aim to go beyond that.
5. Health and safety outside working hours2 are also important.
6. We should always be conscious of health and safety.
7. Any deficiency in health or safety is to be immediately corrected.
8. Even in emergencies, we will put forth our best efforts at risk avoidance in order to accomplish our mission3.
9. If we sense any danger, we should immediately stop work and wait until completely satisfied with health and safety conditions to restart work.
10. When in a new situation, sufficient evaluation and full preparation are needed.
1 "All people" means every person who manufactures, uses, or maintains our products. Thus, customers and suppliers are also included.
2 "Outside working hours" refers to commuting and break time. When driving to work or on business, safe driving is of course required. We also wish to encourage placing first priority on health and safety even when off-duty or on holiday.
3 We should not easily abandon our mission in order to protect our health and safety. We need to mobilize every possible means to both accomplish our mission, and at the same time, protect our health and safety. However, if there is no way to avoid danger, we should also have the courage to abandon our mission.
Creation of a Safe Workplace
"Zero Accident" Campaign
DISCO began its "Zero Accident" campaign in fiscal year 2004 with the aim of eliminating accidents and encouraging health and safety to take root in our corporate culture.
More specifically, this campaign focuses on reduction of department-specific risks that lead to accidents, “zero traffic accident" exercises, safety training, and fire-prevention activities.

Driving safety seminar
Safety Training
In order to achieve zero accidents, it is absolutely vital to raise the safety awareness of each and every employee, and DISCO provides safety training to this end.
Recently, particular focus has been on safety training for customer engineers for when they carry out service maintenance. DISCO provides a consistent level of safety training across all its domestic and overseas local affiliates.
DISCO continues to promote initiatives to achieve zero accidents throughout the entire group.

Equipment maintenance safety seminar
OHSMS (Occupational Health and Safety Management System)
Hiroshima Works, DISCO’s manufacturing base, acquired OHSAS 18001 certification in 2004 and returned the certification in 2013.
Under the standard, we found the improvement in safety awareness among employees had reached a suitable level, and with our continued commitment toward maintaining and improving the system established based on OHSAS 18001, we have declared self-compliance with the standard.
We will continue to improve our internal auditing system and continue the operation of our Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
In regard to overseas affiliates, the same certification was acquired by DISCO HI-TEC (SINGAPORE) in 2007 and by DISCO HI-TEC EUROPE GmbH in 2008 (returned in 2016). In 2009, DISCO HI-TEC CHINA CO., LTD. received the Chinese standard "GB/T 28001-2001," which conforms to "OHSAS."
OHSAS 18001 Certifications / GB/T 28001-2001
Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Creation of a Healthy Workplace
DISCO began implementation of health management in fiscal year 2013 and developed activities with "Excellence in Personal Wellbeing" as one of its managerial objectives.
By encouraging employees to improve their health through everyday activities rather than as a special separate activity and by combining this with its organizational management measures (Personal Will1, PIM2, DISCO Values3, etc.), which have been cultivated over a long period, we aim to improve health literacy and individual employee productivity to bring further improvement in business productivity. (In comparison with fiscal year 2013, sales figures increased by 1.4-fold in fiscal year 2018, for a 2.2-fold increase in profit. )
1 Personal Will is an "individual accounting system" that was developed based on conventional department accounting but applied on an individual basis. This system aims to encourage individuals to focus on results and to take a proactive stance toward their work. Tasks, equipment, and internal services are priced in Will, and Will transactions are conducted regularly during the course of everyday work. Except for routine tasks or services, pricing for each task is determined based on the degree of urgency, difficulty, volume, and amount of trust between the parties. This price must then be agreed upon by both parties.
2 PIM (Performance Innovation Management) is an improvement activity unique to DISCO and has been conducted at DISCO for more than a decade. In order to develop DISCO’s ability to further evolve, PIM is implemented on a daily basis across all DISCO affiliate offices, not only in manufacturing and engineering departments but also in administrative departments.
3 DISCO Values represent DISCO’s corporate philosophy and define the "ideal state" of the company from various perspectives, including the desired direction and the fundamental concepts of DISCO as a corporation, the basic approach of management, and the conduct expected of each and every member.
Company-Wide Health Initiatives (Participation rate: Over 85% every year)
Excellence in Personal Wellbeing
In fiscal year 2015, DISCO conducted activities based on the theme "Excellence in Personal Wellbeing." Employees gained a better understanding of their yearly health checkups by participating in study sessions led by public health nurses on interpreting checkup results and by taking a test on "Excellence in Personal Wellbeing." In addition, each employee chose a checkup examination result related to lifestyle illnesses to improve and then worked on improving related lifestyle habits.
Better Health through Team Competition
In fiscal year 2016, DISCO employees worked in teams to achieve “Excellence in Personal Wellbeing" by conducting activities based on the theme “Better Health through Team Competition." By organizing into teams, employees were able to work on improving their health while providing encouragement to one another. In fiscal years 2017 and 2018, we furthered efforts in “Better Health through Team Competition," with employees presenting their own methods for improving health and measuring their BMI every week, leading to a further increase in health awareness.
Excellence in Dental Health
In fiscal year 2019, DISCO employees are working to achieve "Excellence in Dental Health." All employees are turning their attention to oral health and aiming to make dental checkups a habit. Employees are not only gaining detailed knowledge regarding teeth and gums and learning proper brushing techniques but are also provided dental checkups within the company and encouraged to seek treatment at a dental clinic if necessary.
System-Related Measures
Mental Health Care
DISCO places importance not only on physical health but also on mental health. In addition to annual stress checkups, DISCO also provides consultations with occupational physicians and public health nurses, and counseling by a psychotherapist.
Mr. Katsuya Morishita
Contracted psychotherapist
"Early detection of mental illness is just as important."
The number of cases of mental illness in Japan have been on a rapid increase during the last decade.
Mental illness is no longer rare, and anyone is at risk of developing one. Early detection is just as important for mental illness as it is for physical illness. If you or the people around you show even the slightest of symptoms, I recommend consulting with your supervisors and mental health experts.
If there is anything you would like to discuss, please feel free to visit me anytime.
Anti-Smoking Measures
As part of our anti-smoking measures, DISCO held a “No Smoking Derby." In this activity, DISCO employees who wanted to quit smoking made a declaration that they would quit and received encouragement from other employees who acted as supporters. Through this activity, those taking on the challenge were able to face the task of quitting with optimism, and 90% of participants have successfully quit smoking since the program started (92% in fiscal year 2016, 100% in fiscal year 2017, and 83% in fiscal year 2018).
Facility-Related Measures
Dedicated full-time instructors support employees in the fitness gym, studio, and pool within the company. By building a gym, futsal court, golf practice ground, and more at its production plant, DISCO has created an environment in which employees can exercise regularly with coworkers.
Organizational System to Support Health
We are working on building a system in which the human resources department, industrial health staff, and DISCO Health Insurance Society cooperate as a three-part organization working as one.
External Ranking
Based on the implementation of the activities described above, DISCO has been chosen for the 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program, which is administered by METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
In addition, DISCO has been recognized by the 2019 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (White 500) for three consecutive years.
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