We completed our soil and ground water contamination surveys and made clean-up efforts following the Japanese Ministry of the Environment guidelines in 2003. No surveys were conducted in FY2015.
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.
We participated in the fire extinguisher and fire hydrant parts of a first aid firefighting competition where we put our regular training to good use.
We provided fire hose training using a hydrant twice this year.
KOREA TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD
Fire extinguisher training using a real test fire was conducted.
Emergency Training for Spillage of Chemical Substances
Training for a scenario in which heavy oil leaked into a gutter was conducted. We practiced cutting off a gutter and recovering leaked oil.
TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG)
Organic solution leakage in a hazardous material warehouse was assumed, and diffusion prevention and recovery training was held.
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES)
Based on a scenario in which chemical substances had leaked on the plant premises, training for recovering them using dry sand was conducted.
Evacuation and Medical Emergency Training
Evacuation training assuming a fire was given.
TAIYO YUDEN MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
Firefighting training was conducted jointly with a fire station. A fire engine, an ambulance, and a ladder truck were also dispatched.
KOREA KYONG NAM TAIYO YUDEN
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training was given to 40 employees.
Removing Soil Contamination
In May 2015, a fire broke out at a waste drop-off site of TAIYO YUDEN ENERGY DEVICE. Thanks to neighborhood residents’ early reporting, the damage was only a loss of things stored at the waste site. This incident was probably caused by hazardous materials mixing together and catching fire somehow. The rules for hazardous material control, from purchase and handling to disposal, was revised and recurrence prevention measures were implemented.