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Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and drives the competitiveness of the company. At Hankook Tire, we have taken substantial steps to foster a safe and healthy environment for all employees and have achieved clear results.

The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost importance and drives the competitiveness of the company. At Hankook Tire, we have taken substantial steps to foster a safe and healthy environment for all employees and have achieved clear results.

Key Achievements

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Background

Industrial accidents are a potential risk factor that can seriously damage the reputation and business operations of companies. Since tire manufacturing is a process industry and requires the use of chemicals, ensuring a heathy and safe work environment is essential. Recently, corporate responsibility for employee health and safety has been expanded and the government is tightening regulations by pushing for the overhaul of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In response, companies must conduct proactive and preventative activities to protect the safety and health of employees.

Our direction

Promoting employee safety and health is our fundamental management philosophy and serves as a driving force for our pursuit of sustainable growth. To achieve a zero-accident and zero-disaster record, the EHS committee is working regularly and leading a variety of related activities. The 2018 activities include expanding EHS-related investments, launching campaigns to create a culture of safety, and providing muscular skeletal disease prevention programs and psychological counseling for employees. We will continue our efforts to ensure that a culture of safety takes root at our worksites.

Responsible Organization

EHS Committee
• Chaired by: EHS Department Director
• Supervised by: EHS Planning Team
• Members: CSR Team, Safety & Environment Team of each plant, Facility Maintenance Team of each plant, R&D Corporate Management Team

Future plan and mid-/long-term targets

We are making multifaceted efforts to establish safe and healthy worksites by pursuing EHS activities. To ensure that a culture of safety takes root at our worksites, we will evaluate the safety awareness and activities of all our employees, identify any issues, and determine improvement measures. In addition, as part of the efforts underlying the proactive operation of our EHS system, we are planning for our transition to ISO45001 and establishment of a chemical management system.


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