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 FY2014.
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.
TAIYO YUDEN (PHILIPPINES)
Hose training using a hydrant was performed so that the participants can take actions promptly in the event of an emergency. The photograph above shows the scene of a local fire-fighting contest in which our employees participated.
Hose training using a hydrant and early fire-fighting training using a fire extinguisher were conducted to minimize damage in the event of a fire.
TAIYO YUDEN (SARAWAK)
On the site of the employee dormitory, early fire-fighting training using an actual powder fire extinguisher was conducted.
Emergency Training for Spillage of Chemical Substances
NIIGATA TAIYO YUDEN
Training was held simulating the scenario of a leakage during transportation of chemical substances using a wheeled platform. Exercises in gutter cutoff and recovery of such leaked chemical substances were held.
TAIYO YUDEN (GUANGDONG)
Diffusion prevention and recovery training was held simulating the scenario of a leakage of chemical substances in a hazardous material warehouse.
TAIYO YUDEN MOBILE TECHNOLOGY
Emergency training was held simulating the scenario of a leakage of hazardous gas. The participants quickly put on aerial respiration devices, headed to the site of the accident and conducted life-saving training exercises.
Evacuation and Medical Emergency Training
Emergency life-saving training was held under the guidance of a fire station. Participants, mainly consisting of inexperienced persons, learned about arrival resuscitation techniques and the use of AEDs.
KOREA TAIYO YUDEN
Evacuation training was given to all employees of the plant so that they can promptly evacuate in the event of a fire.
First-aid and casualty-carrying training was held simulating the scenario of casualties caused by an earthquake.
Removing Soil Contamination
At TAIYO CHEMICAL in July 2014, an accident occurred in which heavy fuel oil escaped from the site through a rainwater gutter.
This accident occurred because during transport of a waste container, an operator hit it against the heavy fuel oil piping by mistake and a small amount of heavy fuel oil flew out from a crack into the rainwater gutter.
We immediately cut off the rainwater gutter. However, as a small amount of heavy fuel oil had escaped from the site, we recovered it with the aid of relevant government agencies.