JT Group health and safety

To the JT Group, effective occupational health and safety is a priority because it is essential not only for employee’s wellbeing but also for the sustainable growth of our business. Our health and safety management means not only complying with all relevant legislation but also establishing systems to minimize risks for employees, contractors, and visitors to our operations. The scope of our wellbeing programs often covers family members of employees.

Our commitment to ensuring safe and healthy workplace is reflected in individual policies within our business units that are tailored to specific business needs. Although each business has its own policy, there are a number of common factors to our approach, including maintaining effective management systems, using systematic risk assessments to identify workplace risks, and investing in continual performance improvement.

Occupational Health and Safety

We put in place robust safety programs to manage and eliminate the occupational risks. Our core focuses of safety programs are safe work places, safety competence and Group-wide safety culture.

The JT Group is also attentive to general employee health, wellbeing and work-related disease prevention. In order to maintain decent work environment, we regularly assess levels of noise, dust, lightning, indoor air quality, humidity and temperature in all JT offices and specific locations in our international tobacco business. Furthermore, we implement various initiatives and have developed a framework to support this. For further information, please visit the JT website (in Japanese) and the JTI website.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY DATA *1

  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 TARGET
NUMBER OF FATALITIES *2 Employees 2 1 2 0 2 0
Contractors 3*E 1*E 1 2 1 0
NUMBER OF LOST-TIME INCIDENTS (LTIs) Employees 113 154 186 186 183 n/a
Contractors 12*E 17*E 8 13 11 n/a
EMPLOYEE LTI RATE
(NUMBER OF LTIs PER 200,000 HOURS WORKED)
0.32 0.36 0.42 0.37 0.26 n/a
% OF CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO-RELATED FACTORIES CERTIFIED TO OHSAS 18001 (*D)

81.0%

78.9% 77.8% 74.4% 76.9% 100%
NUMBER OF VEHICLE ACCIDENTS 1,341*E 1,108*E 1,294*D 1,457*D 1,418*D n/a
VEHICLE ACCIDENT FREQUENCY RATE
(ACCIDENTS PER MILLION KILOMETERS)
5.9*E 4.8*E 4.4*D 5.2*D 3.5*D n/a
  • *1 The scope of reporting for contractor fatalities and LTIs, as well as vehicle accident data, expanded in 2016 compared to previous years. Further details on the scope of data can be found in the Basis of Reporting document.
  • *2 Excludes third-party fatalities.

External verification and assurance

Some of our data has been externally verified.
We will consider expanding the scope of assurance of our non-financial data.

Health and Safety data verification statement

Assurance Statement for International tobacco business