On June 28, 2019, Tokuyama Complex hosted an internal disaster-risk-reduction contest at its Idemitsu Kaikan Gymnasium. “Firefighting Operation Section" and "Emergency Section" host the contest alternately every other year for the purpose of improving the skills of the self-defense disaster prevention squad. This year’s contest was hosted by the Emergency Section, and 19 teams from the departments of the Tokuyama Complex participated. Each team spent about one month on training such as using air inhalers and performing first aid for injured people so that its members could take actions calmly in case of an emergency. On the day of the contest, all teams competed with each other over the accuracy and swiftness when dealing with emergency situations, such as treating broken legs with limited tools.
On June 6, 2019, Idemitsu Tanker and Showa Shell Senpaku jointly held a chartered vessel safety conference for Japanese shipping companies from which the two companies hired out ships, and some 80 persons concerned with the chartering of vessels attended the conference. This conference was held to familiarize the shipping companies with Idemitsu’s basic safety and environmental policy for its fleet of 23 very large crude carriers (VLCC), to report on and exchange opinions on the Group’s response to SOx regulations, ship inspections, berth information, the results of chartered vessel safety patrolling, and fuel-saving initiatives, and to share Idemitsu Showa Shell’s further efforts to ensure safety, stability, and efficient operation among the participants
On May 2, 2019, eight technical staff members of Petronas Chemicals Ethylene (PCE), located in Malaysia, visited Idemitsu SM (Malaysia) to hold a meeting to exchange technological knowledge. The two companies have established cooperative relations with each other on a daily basis since PCE became a supplier of ethylene, a main ingredient of styrene monomers, and Idemitsu Kosan has invested in PCE. On the meeting day, participants actively exchanged opinions about the efforts to which the two companies pay particular attention to eliminate near-miss incidents. By presenting each other’s initiatives, they acquired new knowledge they could reflect on their future safety activities.
In May 10, 2021, we held an opening ceremony for the Aichi Refinery (currently Aichi Complex)’s Quality Management Test Laboratory. With an earthquake-resistant structure ready for a Nankai Trough Earthquake, within 24 hours of an earthquake the lab can run at 50% capacity, conducting quality tests of products for land transportation from refineries and plants. In this way, we established a system that can stably supply energy even during emergencies.