In order to confirm and promote the HSSE activities of each business department, the secretariat of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters conducts Safety and Environmental audits at our refineries and complexes on an annual basis. At business sites other than those named above, Safety and Environmental audits are carried out once every three years in principle. Should safety- and/or environment-related issues requiring improvement be discovered by audits, the secretariat will conduct follow-up monitoring on each case and oversee the entire process from the planning of countermeasures to the completion of their implementation. Furthermore, the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters or other top management representative conducts Safety- and Environment-related instructions or safety patrols by visiting business sites. In particular, we have made it a rule for the General Manager of the Safety & Environmental Protection Headquarters to visit our refineries and complexes once a year to undertake these activities.
In FY2019, there were no serious compliance violations. We will identify minor compliance violations that are not classified as serious compliance violations and investigate their causes to prevent recurrence in an effort to step up our environmental protection initiatives.