The Nissui Group has designated departments in each segment to oversee the Safety and Health Committees of each business location and established the “Occupational Safety and Health Subcommittee,” with the heads of each overseeing department as members. The subcommittee is held once each quarter and addresses various issues relating to health, safety and labor matters of Nissui, including its Group companies.
The Guidelines of Ethical Conduct set out in Nissui’s Code of Ethics states “respect our frank and openhearted communication environment and make an effort to maintain a sound and effective system of internal checks and balances,” and to respect fundamental human rights of individuals as well as prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment. This Code of Ethics is laid out in the Nissui Principles and distributed to employees to ensure that awareness regarding harassment prevention is raised.
In order to prevent incidents of harassment, harassment study groups (seminars, E-learning, and similar) are being conducted. A Harassment Desk has also been set up for employees to consult, and a structure to handle any problems has been established.
On June 1, 2020, legislation to prevent power harassment (Act on Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Policies) was amended and put into effect. The President sent out a message to all employees within the Nissui Group in Japan, actively calling again for the abolition of harassment in the workplace.
The Nissui Group will continue to carry out various measures to prevent harassment and aim for each employee to be able to make the most of their abilities.
The Nissui Group has established the Occupational Safety and Health Subcommittee and manages “labor safety,” “work hours” and “harassment” by division.
In fiscal 2017, activities were carried out based on the following policies
(i) Standardize safety activities;
(ii) Define the structures that are to conduct risk assessments; and
(iii) Prevent disasters caused by falling.
In the Mid-Term Business Plan for 2018 to 2020, Nissui expresses the message of “aiming to create a safe and comfortable work environment in which each employee will be able to demonstrate his or her capabilities in a healthy way, fulfill the role assigned to him or her and work energetically.
In the second year, 2019, Nissui took initiatives for:
(i) Information sharing among companies and businesses as well as deepening of exchanges (support for managerial position employees to become better skilled through strengthed cooperations within the Nissui Group)
(ii) Promotion of further invigorating work for workplace safety activities (strengthen safety management in aquaculture companies and establish a framework to evaluate as well as award to superior examples of initiatives)
Additionally, at Nissui’s food production plants safety training programs called “Safety School” are being carried out using machines that allows participants to experience what it feels like to be entangled in conveyor belts and machines to experience confirmation by finger pointing and calling out, to raise the safety awareness of its employees.