Philosophy and basic policy to develop human resources

The Topy Industries Group declares in article 3 of the Group Code of Conduct (For the benefit of employees) that it will “Respect the individual character and personality of employees, and provide safe-working environments allowing them to work with enthusiasm, and attain fulfilling lives.”

 

With the motto “having interests in a broad range of field beyond the job assigned and maintaining a positive attitude for learning enriches human resources,” we are focused on developing human resources to draw out the potential and motivation of each individual. Also, we offer various education systems available from the start of employment through to retirement in order to nurture human resources with rich expertise and the management faculties needed for a manufacturing company.

FY2016 Topy Jyuku or New Employee Training
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

Topy Jyuku in action
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Topy Jyuku in action

Topy Jyuku, an induction course for new employees for FY2016 started in the middle of April for about 4 months with 17 participants who were divided into four factories to receive On-the-Job Training and Practical Job Training.

 

On-the-Job Training is designed to allow the participants to understand the basics of manufacturing through the experience at the workplace while practical job training provides them with the opportunity to do a specific work under the guidance of senior workers.

 

On July 31, 2016, a meeting to report the training was organized at the head office and all trainees made a presentation on the results of the training.

Opening of IE Jyuku
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

The company launched an IE (Industrial Engineering) Jyuku incorporating a practice at the workplace, a shift from the learning focused on classroom learning. The IE Jyuku, in the fourth year from the start, provides practical training by taking up, as a theme, improvement assistance requests from the divisions and group companies.

 

From 2016 the IE Jyuku underwent a spiral-up, deploying its activity to the group companies in order to develop human resources.

Holding a Technology Research Meeting

Technology Research Meeting
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Technology Research Meeting

A Technology Research Meeting covering five fields at each division was held during the period between July 1, 2016 and July 12, 2016, with a total of 30 themes from Topy Industries, group companies including offshore locations present. A total of three themes, one each from steel, undercarriage components and administration technology selected out of 30 themes were presented at the company wide meeting on August 2, 2016 for review and assessment of the contents that invited vibrant question and answer exchange and discussion.

 

After careful consideration for the three themes, the excellent award went to the theme “Profit improvement with the segment members by development of the secondary fabricating technology” from the steel research group and two other themes obtained the superior award.

Improvement in Workplace Health and Safety
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

We consider that our primary responsibility is to secure working safety and health of employees. To ensure this, we implement a variety of actions to achieve zero accidents, and at the same time conducting a statistical survey for labor accidents in order to raise awareness of each and every employee for safety and health. 

 

Kanagawa Factory Receives Award for Zero Labor Accidents from the Japan Iron and Steel Federation
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

With a certificate of commendation
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With a certificate of commendation

In the announcement in February 2017 made at 58th Steel Safety Official Commendation hosted by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, Kanagawa Factory received an award for zero labor accidents in 2016 for 3rd consecutive year. The factory continues to develop safety activities based on a firm understanding of the meaning of the activity while maintaining high awareness of each and every employee for “Top Priority to Safety”.

Night-shift Disaster Drill
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

Night-shift Disaster Drill at Toyokawa
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Night-shift Disaster Drill at Toyokawa

A night-shift disaster drill was conducted at Toyokawa Factory on November 7, 2016 on the assumption that a massive earthquake struck Tokai region. The drill started from 18:00 after sunset to check whether employees were able to take evacuation behavior quickly at night. Assuming a blackout due to the disaster, all lights in the factory were put off except the emergency light by the generator, making the drill extremely real and tense.

 

Workers at each workplace were able to move fast to the designated evacuation area while being aware of the surrounding environment of the evacuation route and traveling method. They found the drill very meaningful as they were able to reconfirm that the evacuation route was really safe in the dark.

 

It is difficult for us to completely avoid damages from earthquake, but we think it would be possible to keep the damage at a minimum when natural disaster happened as long as we are prepared by conducting the drill. With“Reducing the damages” in mind, we will continue to practice the drill to enrich the contents.

Night-shift Disaster Drill at Kanagawa
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Night-shift Disaster Drill at Kanagawa

Also, a night-shift disaster drill was practiced at Kanagawa Factory from 21:20 to 22:15 on March 18, 2017. Like the drill at Toyokawa, all lights in the factory were switched off, checked the evacuation route and location identification of the fire extinguishers or the like, also including checking of emergency stock, a start-up drill of the generator for emergency lights as well as lighting check of the security lights.

Drill for Going Home on foot
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

On a way to walking home
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On a way to walking home

A drill for going home on foot was conducted at the head office on February 8, 2017, a program asking participating staff at the head office to walk from the head office to their homes, a three hour walking to know how far they could walk as a disaster preparedness measure.

 

Participants were able to experience simulated movements in time of emergency not only by checking their going home route, but also by knowing dangerous areas as well as rest points.

A Disaster Evacuation Drill at Toyokawa Factory
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

Fire extinguishing drill
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Fire extinguishing drill

A disaster evacuation drill was exercised at Toyokawa Factory on January 17, 2017 on the assumption that a massive earthquake with an intensity of 6 hit the Tokai area and a fire broke out at the painting area.

 

The drill this time included a progress reporting from observing the fire breakout to putting out the fire in addition to the regular drill to evacuate quickly to the ground, secondary evacuation area, after early warning of the earthquake, making the drill extremely real and tense.

 

The evacuation drill was followed by a fire distinguishing drill using a portable fire distinguisher by the representative of each workplace under the guidance of the leader as an early fire distinguishing drill.

 

It is practically difficult for us to avoid the damages of the earthquake, but reducing the damages or disaster mitigation is quite possible by continuing the drill. The factory will continue to hold the drill to make it more effective.

Initiatives on work-life balance
[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

We provide various health and welfare programs for employees to help them maintain a balance between having a career and family. We are working to broaden programs for parental and care leave. We promote the enhancement of awareness among employees about these programs by posting special reports in our in-house newsletters introducing male employees who are involved in childcare.

All Japan Corporate Table Tennis Championships Tournament
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The Ayase table tennis team members
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The Ayase table tennis team members

The table tennis team representing Ayase Factory participated in the All Japan Corporate Table Tennis Championships held between June 23 and 26, 2016. The teams that won the preliminary local tournament advanced to the final nationwide tournament to vie for No.1 team of the Japanese corporation. The tournament has a long history celebrating its 66th anniversary this year.

 

The Ayase team won through the preliminary of Kanagawa Prefecture and advanced to the national tournament, this time the 3rd appearance. After winning the first game, the Ayase team had a match with A Company, a regular and strong team well known nationwide, exempted the local preliminary games. The Ayase team fought a good game with them after gaining momentum in the first game win and pushed the opponent team almost into a corner but resulted in a disappointing defeat.

 

The Ayase team showed their best performance and left a strong impression of the Topy team to the spectators in the arena. Ayase table tennis team plans not only to participate to the local tournament, but also to expand its activity in organizing the games with the local middle schools and high schools so that the company will be known more by the community people.