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Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety

The Marubeni Group recognizes that ensuring the occupational health and safety of all Group employees and executives, contractors working at labor sites, business partners, and other related parties is vital to our corporate activities. Accordingly, we aim to achieve zero occupational accidents and illnesses by conducting business in accordance with this policy. Furthermore, in cases directly connected to Marubeni Group business activities where our affiliates, business partners, or other related parties are not taking steps to ensure occupational health and safety, we ask them to take appropriate measures in line with this policy.

1. Continuous Improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Management System

We will establish and strive to continuously improve upon our occupational health and safety management system under the leadership of top management.

2. Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations

We comply with laws, regulations, and agreements related to occupational health and safety in the countries and regions where we conduct business activities. We also develop relevant internal regulations in accordance with the level of risk.

3. Fostering Safety Awareness through Education

We continue to provide necessary and sufficient education to ensure health and safety and foster safety awareness.

4. Risk Reduction and Continuous Improvement of the Work Environment

We recognize and identify hazards and harmful factors related to our business activities and work to eliminate or reduce them. We also work to maintain and improve the workplace environment on an ongoing basis through smooth communication within the organization.

5. Support for Maintaining and Promoting Health

We continuously support the maintenance and promotion of health for all Group employees and executives.

6. Information Disclosure

The Marubeni Group discloses accurate and highly transparent information regarding this policy and related initiatives through its official website and other avenues.

Targets

Occupational Health and Safety Targets

Under the Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety, Marubeni manages occupational health and safety for all employees and contractors associated with the Group.

- Zero occupational accidents (including fatalities)
- Zero occupational illnesses

Structures and Systems

Marubeni Group Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Based on the Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety, the Marubeni Group is working to ensure the occupational health and safety of all Group employees and executives, contractors working at labor sites, business partners and other related parties. Under the leadership of the Sustainability Management Committee and its head (CSDO, Chief Sustainable Development Officer, who is also a Director and Managing Executive Officer), the Sustainability Management Department works to promote and continuously improve occupational health and safety management throughout the Marubeni Group, in close cooperation with the Sustainability Leaders and Sustainability Managers appointed by each division and department. The Sustainability Management Committee submits reports on important matters related to occupational health and safety to the Corporate Management Committee and the Board of Directors in accordance with prescribed procedures.

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

ISO45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification Status

A number of Marubeni Group companies have acquired ISO45001*1 certification. ISO45001 is an international standard for occupational health and safety management systems, and the system prescribes a series of processes: setting an occupational health and safety policy, establishing targets and action plans, evaluating initiatives taken to achieve the targets, and improving on them.As of June 2022, of the 463 Marubeni Group companies monitored by the Sustainability Survey, 10 companies, equivalent to 2.1%, had obtained the certification (of the 2,718 operating sites, 36 sites, equivalent to 1.3 %).
By continuing to encourage organizations within the Group to obtain this certification, and thereby ensuring due consideration for occupational health and safety, we are working toward creating an organization where each employee can achieve their full potential and enhance corporate value.

  1. OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series), an occupational health and safety management system, was discontinued on March 11, 2021, and replaced by ISO 45001.

Initiatives

Occupational Accident Initiatives

Marubeni strives to prevent the occurrence of occupational accidents. In the event of an accident, we ensure that it is promptly reported to the Human Resources Department. Accidents are also reported to the Health Committee, and every effort is made to prevent recurrence.
Accidents and incidents at Marubeni Corporation or any of its Group companies are reported in a timely and appropriate manner through the compliance incident reporting channel. Depending on the nature of the incident, we carry out follow-up investigations and checks and promptly implement measures to prevent recurrence. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, no cases involving occupational health and safety arose, and no disciplinary action was taken.

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Risk Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety

The Marubeni Group has established the Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety and conducts occupational health and safety risk assessments for new and existing projects.

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives of the Power Division

As a global energy solution provider, the Power Division (hereafter “the Division”) endeavors to broaden and deepen its power generation, service and retail businesses, and boasts one of the largest power generation assets in the industry as an independent power producer. The Division has established a “Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policy” which guarantees the primary importance of health and safety across all operations. This policy is part of the Division’s continuous efforts to achieve zero occupational accidents and create a safety-centered culture that places the highest priority on health and safety. As reflected in the policy, the Division is committed to establishing and implementing appropriate safety, environmental and quality management systems in cooperation with Group companies and others. To ensure that the policy is widely understood by all, its objectives are communicated to new employees and transferees at the technical training sessions held annually to seek their understanding and cooperation in the Division’s health and safety activities.

Additionally, the Division has established the “Integrity Management Application (IMA)” as safety, environment and quality management guidelines to realize the “Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policy” and is developing activities to evaluate project safety management systems and operations in light of these guidelines. Specifically, through on-site visits by safety management specialists at overseas power generation asset management bases and project audits by the Division, we are working to achieve zero occupational accidents by identifying areas for improvement in safety management and monitoring the progress of improvement plans.
Since the start of 2014, 51 project audits have been conducted across 38 major project sites worldwide all of which have involved the participation of the Division. The audits include the following: projects’ efforts to reduce occupational accidents such as safety induction training, management safety patrol and encouragement of near-miss reporting; risk assessment of site works, risk-based work planning and implementation; incident reporting/investigation process and corrective actions; emergency response plans including communication protocols, drill/desk-top training results for emergency cases such as fire, chemical spills.

In addition to site visits and audits, to instill a culture of prioritizing health and safety throughout the Group, we also distribute lessons learned from occupational accidents to Group company personnel and present safety awards to projects in recognition of their outstanding safety activities based on safety statistics (Leading/Lagging KPIs*2).

The Power Business Division will strive to achieve zero occupational accidents and continue to contribute to the economic growth and development of communities around the world by meeting and exceeding the expectations and demands of customers and society through the reliable implementation and continuous improvement of the management system based on the “Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Policy”.

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  2. Lagging KPIs: fatalities, lost time injuries, medical treatment injuries, near misses, etc.
    Leading KPIs: safety training hours, number of safety patrols, site inspections and observations, etc.

Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives of Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

Maynilad Water Services, Inc.(Maynilad), a Marubeni Group company engaged in water supply and sewerage services in Metropolitan Manila, has implemented an occupational health and safety management system. Subcontractors working in the company's jurisdiction are also subject to this management system. The Central Safety and Health Committee (CSHC) at Maynilad holds monthly meeting and undertakes monitoring and management of activities that have been assessed as having safety risks, such as construction and chemical processes. Through the Environment, Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) reporting, Maynilad can monitor the status of any incident investigations or corrective actions taken, as well as the number of closed incidents. Maynilad has also established Environment Safety and Health (ESH) Committees in 3 clusters (North, Central and South), the members of which include the management, occupational safety officers, employees’ representatives and service providers/contractors’ representatives. Maynilad also provides training to the employees to improve their safety awareness, as outlined in the table below.

Key Occupational Safety Performance Objectives

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  Facility Safety Inspection Project Safety Inspection Work Environment Monitoring and Measurement
Target 100 100 100
Pass rate in 12/2020 91.04 88.24 79.90
Pass rate in 12/2021 88.62 93.88 89.11

Major Training Activities

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  Health and safety*3 Work Re-entry Protocols for Covid-19 prevention and control Other training
Hours 12/2020 9,009 3,200 2,470
Hours 12/2021 8,700 0*4 1,862
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  3. : The training is delivered to employees, subcontractors, and service providers.
  4. : Zero for 2021 as Maynilad has already conducted Work Re-Entry Protocols training for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in 2020.
Supply Chain Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives

The Marubeni Group recognizes the importance of promoting awareness of occupational health and safety in the supply chain in order to ensure its sustainability and is actively working to disseminate the Basic Supply Chain Sustainability Policy to all suppliers. During the period from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 to the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, we are notifying approximately 23,000 suppliers of this policy in writing and requesting their understanding and cooperation. When commencing business with new suppliers, we notify them of our Basic Supply Chain Sustainability Policy in advance. We will continue to strengthen communications about our occupational health and safety through advance notice and other means.

Initiatives for Improving the Marubeni Group Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Based on the Marubeni Group Basic Policy on Occupational Health and Safety, Marubeni is taking various measures to continuously improve the occupational health and safety management system throughout the Marubeni Group.

1. Seminars for Marubeni Group HR Managers

Seminars are held for HR managers of Marubeni Group companies to share information and updates on human resources and labor management in general, including occupational health and safety.
First meeting (September 2021): themes included lessons learnt from occupational accidents or incidents in recent years, harassment policies and mental healthcare for employees (approximately 130 participants from 55 Group companies).
Second meeting (December 2021): the theme was revisions to employment legislation affecting SMEs, due to take effect from April 2022 (approximately 140 participants from 58 Group companies).

2. HR Support Desk

We have established a consultation service for Marubeni Group companies on general human resources and labor management issues, including occupational health and safety, to provide advice and share Marubeni's HR-related rules, regulations, and operational know-how (approximately 200 consultations per year).
We also provide information and alert personnel in charge of human resources matters at Marubeni Group companies in Japan regarding changes to laws related to human resources and labor affairs, including occupational health and safety.

3. Sharing Know-how on Occupational Health and Safety and HR/Labor Management

We share information with HR managers at Marubeni Group companies to improve their expertise in occupational health and safety and HR management, including the latest information on occupational health and safety, occupational physicians, and external providers of stress checks.

4. Periodic Assessments of Compliance with Laws and Regulations Related to Occupational Health and Safety at Marubeni Group Companies

We check the status of compliance at Marubeni Group companies with labor laws and regulations, as well as confirming health checkup reports relating to occupational health and safety, such as health checkup reports and reports in the event of accidents.

5. Conduct training related to occupational health and safety for Marubeni Group employees

Marubeni Group conducts occupational health and safety training for all Group employees, including those at overseas offices bases, by inviting external instructors.
In fiscal 2022, we invited experts in risk management and safety engineering to provide training on occupational health and safety concepts and initiatives that contribute to achieving the Marubeni Group’s “Occupational Health and Safety Targets”. Approximately 370 Marubeni Group employees participated in this training program, including participants from domestic and overseas operating companies.
Through these training opportunities, we are striving to strengthen communication with our employees, including those at overseas bases, and to promote their understanding of the Marubeni Group’s occupational health and safety.

Data

Occupational Health and Safety Data

  FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022
Lost-time injuries frequency rate*5 0 0 0
Occupational illness frequency rate*6 0 0 0
No. of occupational accident or incidents leading to injuries or fatalities*7 2 0 1
No. of fatal occupational accidents*8 0 0 0
No. of fatal occupational accidents of contractors*9 0 0 0
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  5. : Figures for Marubeni Corporation. The LTIFR is the frequency rate of occupational injury cases that result in one or more days of employee absence. Lost-time injuries frequency rate=Lost-time injuries/Total working hours×1 million.
  6. : Figures for Marubeni Corporation. Occupational illness frequency rate=No. of occupational illness/Total working hours×1 million.
  7. : Figures include the occupational accidents without lost workdays.
  8. : Figures for Marubeni Corporation.
  9. : Figures for Marubeni Group.

Performance Management of Occupational Health and Safety*10

  Targets FYE 3/2020 FYE 3/2021 FYE 3/2022 Industry benchmark
Lost-time injuries frequency rate*11 0 0 0 0 2.31
Lost-time injuries severity rate*12 0 0 0 0 0.05
Average annual working days lost per case*13 0 0 0 0 22.5
Occupational illness frequency rate*14 0 0 0 0
No. of occupational accident or incidents leading to injuries or fatalities*7 0 2 0 1
No. of fatal occupational accidents 0 0 0 0
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  7. : Figures include the occupational accidents without lost workdays.
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  10. : Figures for Marubeni Corporation. We use a survey on occupational accident, executed in 2020 by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, as a benchmark.
  11. : Lost-time injuries frequency rate=Lost-time injuries/Total working hours×1 million. The LTIFR is the frequency rate of occupational injury cases that result in one or more days of employee absence, or lost of a part of body or functions.
  12. : Lost-time injuries severity rate=The number of total work loss days/Total working hours×1 thousand.
  13. : The number of annual working days lost/The number of employees with an occupational accident.
  14. : Occupational illness frequency rate=No. of occupational illness/Total working hours×1 million.

Training focused on strengthening awareness towards human rights, including information on our related policies, is provided as part of the following Company courses.

Training Title Number of Participants
(FYE 3/2020)
Number of Participants
(FYE 3/2021)
Number of Participants
(FYE 3/2022)
General Training / Onboarding for New Employees 105 115 126
Basic Practical Training 109 132 138
Training for New Executive Officers*15 0 16 0
Training for New Dept. GMs 34 25 28
Training for New Section GMs 53 63 70
Administrative Track (Upper Level) Promotion Training 15 12 22
Career Track 4th-year Training*16 96 0 179
Administrative Track 4th-year Training*16 37 0 47
Career Development Training 190 47 88
Training for Recruitment Interviewers 119 186 180
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  15. : Training for executive officers taking up their posts in FYE 3/2022 was held in FYE 3/2021, so this is reflected in the figure for FYE 3/2021. Since training for FYE 3/2023 was held in May 2022, the number of participants in FYE 3/2022 is marked as zero.
  16. : Training was suspended during FYE 3/2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and postponed until FYE 3/2022 to implement appropriate COVID-19 prevention measures.
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