MHI Group CSR Action Guidelines
MHI strives to move the world toward a more secure future. Through our technology, our business practices, and our people, we:
Care for the planet
We are eco-conscious, and engineer environmentally-friendly technologies that improve sustainability and protect the Earth
Create a more harmonious society
We embrace integrity and proactive participation to solve societal challenges
Inspire the future
We cultivate global talent who share a vision and desire to move the world forward for generations to come
MHIENG Management Policy
The organization creates “comfortable lives” and “affluent societies” throughout the world through engineering.
Shown below are our basic policy and action guidelines as a company that gives the highest priority to safety and health, considers the environment, and offers products, technology, and services that continuously and promptly satisfy our customer needs.
Safety & health
Prevent any accidents and disasters through the work environment that prioritizes safety and health over everything.
Pursue environmentally friendly products, technology and services, and contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
Advance our mission to create new values that solve problems and meet the potential needs of society and customers.
Compliance and customer satisfaction
Observe applicable legal and other requirements, as well as prescribed rules and procedures, and offer products, technology and services that satisfy customer needs.
Set management goals regarding safety and health, environment and quality, clarify activities to solve the problems of each department and evaluation index, and work on improvement.
Repeat to apply the PDCA cycle and continually improve performance.
Promote each activity through management leadership.
Participation by all
Raise the awareness of safety and health, environment and quality with the participation of all.
Reduction of safety and health risks
Eliminate risk sources and reduce safety and health risks through discussions with workers.
Reduction of environmental loads
Reduce environmental loads and contribute to the protection of the environment, considering the impact from a lifecycle perspective.
This policy shall be available for disclosure to interested parties outside this organization.
April 1, 2022
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering, Ltd President and CEO Kenji Terasawa
MHIENG is committed to creating a circular society by reducing CO2 emissions, energy use, waste reduction, chemical substance management, water resource protection, etc., and by developing and expanding sales of products and systems with environmentally friendly designs, we will contribute to solving environmental issues around the world and realizing a carbon-neutral society.
As the global trend toward decarbonization accelerates, we are providing solutions using CO2 capture technology to solve the social issue of CO2 reduction faced by many countries and companies.
The low-carbon transportation system is a clean product, and the vehicles and related parts manufactured at the Mihara plant employ unique technologies for the reduction of environmental load, such as the use of aluminum to reduce weight (reduce power consumption), the use of unpainted vehicles to reduce VOC (*) emissions, and the elimination of lubricants with oil-free compressors.
- VOC: Volatile Organic Compounds
ISO14001(2015) -certified environmental management system-
With the aim of reducing the environmental impact of its business activities in the provision of products and services, MHIENG has continued to obtain ISO 14001 certification, the international standard for the environment, and currently maintains the 2015 version.
Through activities based on the environmental management system, we will foster a common environmental awareness among the entire company and all employees and contribute to the realization of a carbon-neutral society by engaging in continuous environmental protection for the future.
Environmental protection activities
MHIENG fulfills its responsibilities for its products used in society and as a manufacturer.
The environmental risks (environmental aspects/environmental impacts) of each project are evaluated in advance, and the product life cycle is examined from the design stage to realize environmentally friendly products and services and environmental consideration is promoted throughout the product realization process. We also collaborate on green procurement with subcontractors, suppliers, and our partners to promote CSR activities throughout the supply chain.
In addition, the Mihara plant is engaged in environmental accident prevention and accident response training, daily equipment inspections and patrols, and planned upgrades to aging equipment, as well as regular cleanup activities around the plant.
Occupational Health and Safety
From management to employees, we share a high value for safety and we pursue the highest level of safety by building high-quality systems and continuing activities.
ISO45001(2018) -certified occupational health and safety management system-
MHIENG has continued to obtain ISO 45001 certification (including its predecessor, OHSAS 18001), the international standard for occupational safety and health for on-site construction work, and currently maintains the 2018 version.
In order to provide a safe and healthy working environment for its workers, MHIENG has established its own health and safety management system and is working to achieve a high level of health and safety standards and continuous improvement in accordance with the health and safety management system (Plan-Do-Check-Action).
Safety and health management (organization and process)
MHIENG’s health and safety management system is divided into "Basic process" and "Project process."
The HSE Management Department, a professional organization for safety and health management, is responsible for setting, planning, operating, and evaluating the company's safety and health management objectives, providing governance to each department and project, and providing support.
Through the creation of operational standards, diverse safety and health education programs, and the President's safety awards, we are working to raise the safety awareness of each employee and foster a culture of safety.
The Construction Department, which carries out safety management at construction sites, cooperates with the HSE Management Department and holds regular meetings to share information on each site. The meetings help maintain high safety standards on all projects.
In addition, HSSE managers (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) are assigned to the construction sites of each project. We will lead daily safety and health activities at construction sites, including advance consideration of safety measures based on risk assessment, on-site safety patrols, and safety instructions at morning meetings.
Safety statistics record
Since the company's founding in 2018, MHIENG has maintained a high safety record at both domestic and international construction sites. Using the industry's standard safety management indicators, TRIR (*01) and LTIR (*02), MHIENG has set a high level of "TRIR: 0.15 or less, LTIR: 0.03 or less" as our goal (*03). MHIENG continues to achieve this goal and in 2021 we achieved zero accidents (0 for both TRIR and LTIR) as a result of the various safety activities we implemented.
- 01Total Recordable Incident Rate: An index developed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to measure occupational injury safety. Number of Recordable Incidents per 200,000 total working hours
- 02Lost Time Incident Rate: Number of Lost Time Incidents per 200,000 total working hours
- 03Goal: MHIENG’s goal is higher than the average safety performance of other companies in the manufacturing and construction industries in Japan and overseas
Activities to raise safety awareness
BBSO（Behavior Based Safety Observation）
At the construction site for each project, MHIENG conducts an all-hands BBSO to foster safety awareness, including the detection of unsafe conditions and behaviors, as well as good cases.
We also focus on disaster prevention activities by conducting STARRT (Safety Task Analysis Risk Reduction Talk: Identify and address prework anxiety conditions), LMRA (Last Minute Risk Assessment) and safety patrols.
We develop a "Project Safety Education System" for employee safety and health education, including "Safety Leadership Education" for PM (Project Manager) and SM (Site Manager), and operate an e-Learning education program that enables employees to acquire the necessary safety knowledge at each step to become a PM (Project Manager) or SM (Site Manager).
In addition, as part of the Project Safety Education System, the company conducts a monthly "safety e-drill" not only for project workers but also for all employees, including the president, executives, and administrative departments. By repeating the course until they receive a perfect score, each employee continuously improves their safety knowledge and fosters safety awareness.
Safety activities at Mihara plant
The Mihara plant strives to raise safety awareness as follows,
- holding monthly safety conferences to share the month's safety theme for strengthening safety activities
- reviewing safety work procedures and ensuring procedures are visual to prevent human errors・implementing daily TBM(*) to remind employees of safety work procedures on the day
- providing mutual safety supervision by managers and workplace patrols
- conducting greeting campaigns to promote communication, proposing improvements and reporting medical near-miss incidents
- Tool Box Meeting : Workplace meeting
Appreciation from customer
Recognition and Appreciation from US Customer
MHIENG and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA) have recently completed construction of a large-scale polyethylene plant (the Project), which forms part of Gulf Coast Growth Ventures LLC (GCGV) largescale ethylene complex in Texas, USA. GCGV is a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation.
Following completion of the Project, MHIENG received a recognition letter from GCGV in appreciation of MHIENG’s unwavering commitment to deliver all Project objectives successfully and safely, including achieving ZERO recordable injury.
MHIENG is honored to receive recognition and appreciation for completion of the Project with ZERO recordable injury, particularly from a customer that attaches such great importance to safety and requires the world's highest standards of safety management. MHIENG places great importance on safety and is always appreciative when its continuous efforts are recognized.
We will continue to share the importance of safety among all staff and will always pursue the highest standards of safety with all our customers across the world.
MHIENG continues to provide high-quality products to support society. We always comply with legal and regulatory requirements, meet the quality requirements of our customers, and conduct quality assurance activities that meet various needs in a changing society.
ISO9001(2015) -certified quality management system-
MHIENG has continued to obtain ISO 9001 certification, the international standard for quality, and currently maintains the 2015 version.
MHIENG will continue to maintain this certification in order to provide products that provide peace of mind to society and our customers, and we will build an organizational Quality Management System to carry out the PDCA cycle of goal planning, business execution, achievement assessment, and continuous improvement.
We will also use our quality management system to provide better products and services by constantly improving our operations and complying with relevant laws and regulations in accordance with customer requirements.
We place the highest priority on customer satisfaction in our daily business activities.
Each employee puts customer satisfaction first, ascertains customer needs and desires, and strives to improve business processes and products and services to please customers.
Quality assurance activities
We manage and evaluate risks at various stages of projects, from order receipt to delivery, while taking necessary measures and working closely with our suppliers to provide products that satisfy our customer expectations.