Public Information Disclosure of information related to transport safety management

Sagawa Express' disclosure of information related to transport safety management has been carried out in accordance with Article 24, Paragraph 3 of the Trucking Transport Business Act and Article 2, Paragraph 8 of the Trucking Transport Business Transportation and Safety Regulations.

1.Basic policy on transport safety

  1. (1) Our employees will work hard as a united team and in partnership with our group companies in the pursuit of continuous improvements in transport safety, with the protection of human life as our number one priority and based on our Code of Conduct and the Corporate Philosophy of SG Holdings Group.
  2. (2) Our managers will lead efforts to ensure transport safety at the company with a strong awareness that securing transport safety is the foundation of our business management. Moreover, we will make our employees thoroughly aware that ensuring transport safety is the most important priority.
  3. (3) We will steadily implement safety management and execute our responsibilities with safety as our top priority.
  4. (4) When using partner companies, we will not act in a way that hinders the establishment of safety during transport carried out by such companies. Moreover, we will work hard to improve transport safety at our partner companies.
  5. (5) We will publicly disclose information related to transport safety.

2.Transport safety targets in fiscal 2013 and results

Item Target Result
Traffic accident control index 4.830 5.176

3.Statistics on accidents provided for under Article 2 of the Motor Vehicle Accident Reporting Regulations

Accidents reported during fiscal 2013 under Article 2 of the Motor Vehicle Accident Reporting Regulations (year-on-year change in parentheses)

Vehicle on vehicle accidents 2 (+1); Vehicle on two-wheeled vehicle accidents 5 (-3); Vehicle on person accidents 1 (-2); Falling and overturning accidents 4 (-1); Vehicle on tram accidents 1 (+1); 13 accidents in total

4.Organizational system and chain of command in relation to transport safety

Sagawa Express has divided Japan into 17 branches, with a branch manager allocated to each branch. We have sought to ensure traffic safety through an integrated system from managers through to the workplace.
What's more, we have established a Safety Measures Committee composed of the branch managers with the aims of providing reports during safety meetings on safety activities and traffic accidents, and holding discussions on safety-related challenges and initiatives.

Safety Management Organization Chart

Safety Management Organization Chart

5.Priority measures related to transport safety

We shall work to "eliminate all serious accidents on pedestrian walkways" and implement the following measures based on the transport safety policies and targets set out as priority transport safety measures under the Safety Management Code, Article 6 (Priority Measures in Transport Safety).

  1. (1) Prevent accidents on pedestrian walkways
  2. (2) Improve driving etiquette
  3. (3) Prevent serious violations

6.Transport Safety Plan

In order to prevent traffic accidents, Sagawa Express formulates an annual plan for "transport safety measures" and promotes measures each month based on the Trucking Transport Business Transportation and Safety Regulations and on the Guidelines for Instructions Given to and Monitoring of Drivers of Trucking Transport Operators" (August 20, 2001: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Notice 1366).

At our sales offices, we give instructions to our drivers based on the annual plan in consideration of the regional climate and traffic conditions.

What's more, we provide transport safety management training and work as a united team, from the top managers through to workplace staff, on building a safety culture and ensuring a widespread attitude of prioritizing safety.

First quarter

Pedestrian and Vehicle Accident Prevention Month
Intersection Accident Prevention Month
Training on safety policies and priority measures
Spring Japan-wide Transport Safety Campaign
Trunk line transport terminal inspections

Second quarter

Reversing Accidents Prevention Month
Observation of accident prevention measures in other modes of transport
Safety seminars at trunk line transportation partner companies
Training for transportation safety management internal inspectors
Application for G-mark safe workplace accreditation
Sagawa Express drivers' contest
Trunk line transport safety patrols

Third quarter

Autumn Japan-wide Transport Safety Campaign
Protecting New Employees Month (November 1 to January 10)
Campaign for Zero Accidents Zero Violations by each team (November 1 to January 10)
Year-end New Year transport safety overhauls (December 10 to January 10)
Serious accident response training

Fourth quarter

Stationary Object Accidents Prevention Month
Protecting New Employees Month (November 1 to January 10)
Campaign for Zero Accidents Zero Violations by each team (November 1 to January 10)
Year-end New Year transport safety overhauls (December 10 to January 10)
Transport safety management test
Transport safety management review

7.Actual amount spent on transport safety budgets, etc.

In fiscal 2013, 309.395 million yen was spent on activities related to transport safety.
The main breakdown of this amount was as follows:

  1. (1) Spending on safety-related education and training: 105.800 million yen
    Includes basic training for new employees, safety driving basic training, safety promotion skills training, eco-safety driving training, drivers' contests, traffic safety seminars, acquisition of driving log certificates, and aptitude assessment tests
  2. (2) Spending on the introduction of safety equipment: 172.603 million yen
    Includes driving recorders, rear view cameras, collision damage reduction brakes, and alcohol testing equipment
  3. (3) Spending on employee safety awards and sales office safety awards: 2.141 million yen
    Includes the Zero Accidents Zero Violations Awards, Sales Office Outstanding Safety Awards, Sales Office with Consecutive Record of No Accidents Awards, and Sales Offices with Year-Round No Accidents Awards
  4. (4) Spending on safety initiatives with partner companies: 782,000 yen
    Includes trunk line transport safety patrols, trunk line transport terminal inspections, and safety seminars for trunk line partner companies
  5. (5) Other spending: 307.110 million yen
    Including monthly safety initiatives, area safety initiatives, and SAS screening inspections

8.Reporting and liaising system at the time of accidents and disasters

Sagawa Express implements the following system for reporting accidents or disasters from the workplace to the management team, and for sharing information and implementing a response when an accident or disaster occurs.

Reporting and liaising system at the time of accidents and disasters

9.Safety supervisor and safety management rules

Safety supervisor Director with Responsibility for Management, Akira Takemura
Safety Management Rules Click here for details

10.Plan for education and training in relation to transport safety

Sagawa Express believes that the most effective way of training drivers is by having instructors accompany them in the vehicle. Internal standards are used for driving instruction based on a system of driver groups and regular training, thereby eliminating the sources of danger and providing instruction to promote ongoing safe behavior.

What's more, employees are given basic training when they enter the company, and managers are required to have transport safety work experience as a condition of their appointment.

Training flow for new drivers
Training implementation during fiscal 2013 Held Trainees
New employee basic training 130 times 2,316
Safety driving basic training 129 times 2,354
First appointment safety training 27 times 304
Eco-safety driving training 2 times 65
Advanced SD instructor accreditation training 151 times 1,991
Advanced safety driving instructor accreditation training 94 times 672

11.Internal audit results related to transport safety and details of measures implemented in response

An internal audit was held on September 9, 2013. No items were identified during the audit as failings or requiring improvement.
On February 17, 2014, a transport safety management review meeting (management review) was held. Results were checked against the target of halving accidents during the ten-year period set out under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's "Commercial Vehicle Comprehensive Safety Plan 2009," and it was decided to implement the following initiatives as priority safety measures: "Prevent accidents on pedestrian walkways," "Improve driving etiquette" and "Prevent serious violations."
We will continue to pursue ongoing safety improvements, including effective use of the company newsletter to communicate the aims of the management throughout the workplace.

12.Disclosure of information related to transport safety

In recent years, the following reprimands were received from the Kanto Transport Bureau Chief and the Hokkaido Transport Bureau Chief. We take a very serious view of these reprimands, and will work hard to improve transport safety through the thorough implementation of operational management and organizational management.

<Kanto Transport Bureau>
Date of punishment:
September 12, 2014 to September 26, 2014 (15 days)
Details of punishment:
Suspension of commercial vehicle use (45 vehicle days)
Details of violation:
Some commercial vehicles did not undergo thorough regular inspections.
<Hokkaido Transport Bureau>
Date of punishment:
September 22, 2014 to October 17, 2014 (25 days)
Details of punishment:
Suspension of commercial vehicle use (25 vehicle days)
Details of violation:
Some commercial vehicles did not undergo thorough regular inspections.