The Nomura Real Estate Group performs important processes from materials procurement to civil engineering, building construction, repair construction, and so on with the cooperation of various suppliers including design and construction companies, contractors, and their service providers.
Accordingly, we are aware that ensuring the safety of suppliers at construction sites is an important issue and we take measures to prevent accidents and disasters by raising awareness regarding health and safety, performing checks, and implementing preventive measures.
In addition, the Nomura Real Estate Group CSR Procurement Guidelines (the “CSR Procurement Guidelines”) provide that suppliers shall “carefully manage health and safety and prevent industrial accidents, endeavor to maintain physical and mental health, and create well-ordered workplaces,” and we require suppliers to implement comprehensive health and safety management.
The officers responsible for each business unit have been put in charge of this issue for the Group and carry out measures to ensure supplier safety.
In addition, the CSR Committee, which comprises Nomura Real Estate Holdings and Group company directors and others and is chaired by the Nomura Real Estate Holdings executive vice president, deliberates on and decides related policies and action plans.
Starting in fiscal 2018, targets were set regarding ensuring supplier safety, and the Committee is monitoring progress.
The Group works to ensure the safety of suppliers in accordance with the CSR Procurement Guidelines and Construction Safety and Security Guidelines.
The Group established the Construction Safety and Security Guidelines to prevent accidents and disasters at demolition and new construction sites in the residential development business.The Group conducts health and safety training for construction contractors to raise awareness, and performs inspections in major building construction processes to ensure the safety not just of suppliers, but also of neighboring residents and local community members.
With the aim of implementing comprehensive safety management systems and raising awareness regarding health and safety, the Group regularly holds Supplier Council Meetings on Health & Safety with business partner companies.
Nomura Real Estate Partners annually holds the East Japan Supplier Council Meetings on Health & Safety and the West Japan Supplier Council Meetings on Health & Safety.In fiscal 2017, these Council Meetings were attended by 95 companies and 75 companies, respectively. Health and safety awards were presented and announcements were made regarding worksite health and safety measures.
Nomura Real Estate Heating and Cooling Supply Co., Ltd. holds an annual Supplier Conference on Safety where outstanding business partners are presented awards and the Health and Safety Management Plan for the current year is explained.In fiscal 2017, the Conference was attended by 19 companies.
Fiscal 2017 performance against the set targets was as set forth below.
|Items||FY 2016||FY 2017|
|Number of companies attending the Supplier Council Meetings on Health & Safety of the Property & Facility Management Business Unit||191||188|