April 20, 2012,13:48 +0900(JST) Further SEQCDD improvements needed as we start the final fiscal year of Vision 2012.
On the morning of April 2, the first day of fiscal 2012, I delivered a message to all employees. In the message, I clarified issues to be tackled to improve safety, the environment, product quality and office work quality, the areas that form the foundation of our corporate activities.
Unfortunately, there is no quick way or magic bullet to reinforce these aspects of business. It is important to continue making our utmost efforts to do the small tasks. That is why, as the head of the Company, I have reiterated my request to all employees when the occasion arises.
Regarding safety, I requested that managers exert leadership and ensure participation of all employees. I called for thorough implementation of risk assessment by expanding the scope to include equipment safety, promotion of SEQCDD activities on a global scale, and development of key persons. I also urged employees to reaffirm the importance of protecting themselves.
As for the environment, I stated that energy conservation is one of our key management issues. Our efforts to thoroughly eliminate loss will lead to environmentally friendly manufacturing.
Quality must be ensured in terms of both production and office work. I ask all employees to make sure that everything in their respective facilities is perfectly in order. It is important to promote such quality activities as well as a quality audit system on a global scale.
In the closing of my message, I talked about the SWITCH Plus Campaign. This campaign has been launched to pursue a better balance between work and private life and to address mental health issues, aiming to create a workplace where all employees can work more actively and cheerfully. I encouraged all employees to work autonomously at their respective workplaces and positions, keeping in mind the request I made to them at the beginning of this year: “to believe in your dreams and stay cheerful, energetic and happy.”