Occupational Health and Safety : Performance Evaluation

Incidence of Occupational Accidents and Responses

Disabling Injury Frequency Rate*1
(Number of accidents that require time off from work per one million working hours)

(Number of accidents / one million working hours) Electric, machinery and equipment manufacturing industry average: 2014 / 0.41, 2015 / 0.54, 2016 / 0.51, 2017 / 0.45, 2018 / 0.58, Panasonic Group*2: 2014 / 0.15, 2015 / 0.18, 2016 / 0.12, 2017 / 0.17, 2018 / 0.14, Panasonic Corporation: 2014 / 0.14, 2015 / 0.09, 2016 / 0.14, 2017 / 0.15, 2018 / 0.08, 2020 Target (0.10)

Severity Rate*1
(Proportion of time lost per 1,000 hours of total working hours)

(Number of accidents / one million working hours) Electric, machinery and equipment manufacturing industry average: 2014 / 0.01, 2015 / 0.03, 2016 / 0.05, 2017 / 0.02, 2018 / 0.02, Panasonic Group*2: 2014 / 0.007, 2015 / 0.004, 2016 / 0.054, 2017 / 0.004, 2018 / 0.005, Panasonic Corporation: 2014 / 0.006, 2015 / 0.006, 2016 / 0.107, 2017 / 0.004, 2018 / 0.005

Source: Research on Occupational Accident Trends (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

Number of Fatal Accidents (Global)*3

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

0

0

1
(Japan: An employee)

0

1
(Overseas: A local employee)

*1 Excludes employees stationed overseas, temporary employees, and onsite contractor employees
*2 The period from 2014–2017 excludes PanaHome, while 2018 includes it. The data also exclude temporary employees and onsite contractor employees.
*3 Includes employees stationed overseas, temporary employees, and onsite contractor employees

Panasonic aims to get its groupwide disabling injury frequency rate—which annually falls below the machinery and electronics manufacturing industry benchmarks—down to 0.10 in 2020.
Its severity rate also annually falls below these industry benchmarks, except in 2016, when there was one case of death in Japan after an employee was caught in the equipment.

Rate of awareness of steps taken

Rate of awareness of steps taken: The percentage of people who are generally aware of how many steps they take in a week

Rate of awareness of steps taken : 2008 (FY) Men : 17.7%, Women : 9.8%, All : 13.6%, 2018 (FY)  Men : 45.5%, Women : 35.6%, All : 42.2%

Rate of exercise

Rate of exercise: The percentage of people who have exercised for at least 30 minutes, at least twice a week, over at least one year

Rate of exercise : 2008 (FY)  Men : 18.4%, Women : 11.1%, All : 16.8%, 2018 (FY)  Men :  22.6%, Women : 13.7%, All : 20.3%

Smoking rate

Smoking rate: The percentage of people who smoke cigarettes

Smoking rate : 1997 (FY)  Men : 54.6%, Women : 10.5%, 2018 (FY)  Men :  31.1%, Women : 10.5%

Obesity rate

Obesity rate: The percentage of people who have a BMI of 25 or more

Obesity rate : 2000 (FY)  Men :  26.1%, Women over 40 : 19.3%、2018 (FY)  Men :  31.0%, Women over 40 : 20.6%

After promoting groupwide efforts to raise awareness of steps taken starting in fiscal 2019, we raised the 10-year rate of awareness by nearly threefold, while gradually increasing the rate of exercise, as well. Panasonic's initiative to move from separate indoor smoking areas to 100% smoke-free buildings has lowered the smoking rate among men by just over 20% and among women by 2.5% from the peak figure. At the same time, while health promoting initiatives temporarily lowered obesity rates, they have continued to make gains again, so the Panasonic Group needs to expand the scope of its health promotion activities even further.