We completed our soil and ground water contamination surveys and made clean-up efforts following the Japanese Ministry of the Environment guidelines in FY2003. Since then, we conduct these surveys whenever we tear down a building. No surveys were conducted in FY2011, but since previously buried waste was discovered, it was disposed of properly according to the Waste Disposal and Public Cleansing Act.
Safety and Environmental Risk Management
Various types of regularly scheduled training are implemented to respond to sudden accidents, disasters, and other risks, with the objectives of early discovery, rapid response, prevention and mitigation.
The TAIYO YUDEN Group reconfirms appropriate procedures and strives for continuous improvement.
Firefighting and Evacuation Training
All employees are trained in how to put out a fire using a fire extinguisher through fire-extinguishing drills that employ water-based fire extinguishers.
TAIYO YUDEN ENERGY DEVICE
Firefighters were invited to lead a training session on the use of fire hydrants and fire extinguishers.
An evacuation drill was conducted using an earthquake early warning system. Employees were evacuated upon hearing the alarm sounded throughout the premises. A drill on transporting injured people was also held.
Emergency Training for Prevention of Spillage of Chemical Substances
TAIYO YUDEN Mobile Technology Products
An emergency drill was conducted for handling a potential leak of heavy oil using the equipment that would actually be used.
An emergency drill was conducted using a scenario of a container filled with organic solvent overturned and spilling during transport to prevent the spill from spreading and to recover the solvent.
Niigata Taiyo Yuden
A drill was conducted using a scenario of a container filled with chemicals that overturns and spills during a rainy day to prevent the chemicals from spreading into drainage routes and to recover the chemicals.
Medical Emergency Training
KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN
CPR training and other emergency training was conducted for approximately 80 employees in the manufacturing division.
DONGGUAN TAIYO YUDEN/TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG)
Emergency first aid knowledge and practical training skills were taught to ensure the presence of capable personnel at each stage of manufacturing.
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES)
Emergency training was conducted to improve the first aid skills of employees at the company.
Removing Soil Contamination
Environmental Accident Occurrences
At TAIYO YUDEN (Sarawak) in Malaysia an environmental accident occurred in October 2011 releasing a small amount of wastewater outside of the premises. It was confirmed that the wastewater contained no toxic substances and did not affect the river or living creatures.
An obstruction occurred at the wastewater processing facility causing the water flow to stop, so the holding tank used prior to treatment overflowed. A full-tank alarm sounded and employees responded, but a small amount of wastewater flowed into the side gutter.