Although employee health and safety is not an obvious part of workplace sustainability, many companies include these efforts as a component of corporate social responsibility. The rationale for such initiatives is based on the understanding that when people are well and safe, they perform their best. Therefore, it is in the company’s best interest to invest in their employees’ health and safety both on the job and at home. Sony is one such company, which has developed a robust health and safety program. The development of this program could be a result of mounting concerns regarding its use of hazardous substances and the impacts that regulations might have on its operations.
Regardless of the motivation, the company has the following policy:
In fact, the company has defined health and safety as a “special project”, an effort to comply with Industrial Safety and Health Law, in accordance with the “Guideline for Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS)”. Click here to read more about Sony’s definition of employee health and safety,