Public Information Disclosure of information related to transport safety management
At Sagawa Express, we disclose information related to transport safety management in accordance with Article 24, Paragraph 3 of the Motor Truck Transportation Business Act, and Article 2, Paragraph 8 of the Trucking Transport Business Transportation and Safety Regulations.
1.Basic policy on transport safety
- (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) Top management 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) We will steadily implement safety management and execute our responsibilities with safety as our top priority.
- (4) When using partner companies, we will not act in a way that hinders safety during transport carried out by such companies. Moreover, we will work hard to improve transport safety at our partner companies.
- (5) We will publicly disclose information related to transport safety.
2.Transport safety target in fiscal 2017 and result
|Traffic accident control index||4.090||6.380|
- Index: Incidence of traffic accidents per 1,000 vehicles
3.Statistics on accidents provided for under Article 2 of the Motor Vehicle Accident Reporting Regulations
Accidents reported in fiscal 2017 under the Motor Vehicle Accident Reporting Regulations (year-on-year change in parentheses)
Vehicle on vehicle accidents 0 (-3); Vehicle on two-wheeled vehicle accidents 8 (+5); Vehicle on pedestrian accidents 8 (+7); Falling and overturning accidents 2 (-1); Vehicle fires 3 (-1); Vehicle trouble 1 (±0); 22 accidents in total (+7)
- Excluding accidents in which we were involved as a victim
4.Organizational system and chain of command in relation to transport safety
Dividing our entire operational area in Japan into areas covered by 18 branches, we have allocated a manager to each branch. We strive to ensure traffic safety through an integrated system involving everyone from top management to each employee.
In addition, we have established the Safety Measures Committee, consisting of the branch managers, with the aims of providing reports in Safety Meetings on safety activities and traffic accidents, and discussing safety-related challenges and initiatives.
5.Priority measures related to transport safety
We 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) Prevent intersection accidents
- (2) Prevent unattended vehicle accidents
- (3) Prevent reversing accidents
6.Transport safety plan
In order to prevent traffic accidents, we formulate an annual plan for transport safety measures and promote 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, *Revised on April 1, 2016).
At our sales offices, we give instructions to our drivers based on the annual plan in consideration of the regional climate and traffic conditions.
In addition, we provide transport safety management training and work as a united team, involving everyone from top managers to each employee, in order to establish a safety culture and ensure the widespread attitude of prioritizing safety.
Nationwide Spring transport safety campaign (Prevent accidents against vulnerable road users)
Intersection accidents/temporary-stop violation prevention month
Nationwide Autumn transport safety campaign (Prevent accidents against vulnerable road users)
New employee protection month (December 10 to December 31)
7.Actual amount spent on transport safety, etc.
In fiscal 2017, we spent 756.326 million yen on activities related to transport safety.
The main breakdown of this amount is as follows:
- (1) Spending on safety-related education and training: 107.124 million yen
Including safety driving basic training, advanced SD instructor accreditation training, SD adviser training, eco-safety driving training, drivers' contests, traffic safety seminars, acquisition of driving log certificates, and aptitude assessment tests
- (2) Spending on the introduction of safety equipment: 578.414 million yen
Including driving recorders, rear-view cameras, and collision damage reduction brakes
- (3) Spending on sales office safety awards and employee safety awards: 32.972 million yen
Including the Sales Office Outstanding Safety Awards, Sales Office with Consecutive Record of No Accidents Awards, and Zero Accidents Zero Violations Employee Awards
- (4) Spending on safety initiatives with partner companies: 2.860 million yen
Including trunk line transport safety patrols, and trunk line transport terminal inspections
- (5) Other spending: 34.956 million yen
Including monthly safety initiatives, and SAS screening inspections
8．Reporting system at the time of accidents and disasters
At Sagawa Express, we implement the following system for reporting accidents or disasters from the workplace to the management team, and for sharing information and making a response when an accident or disaster occurs.
- The relevant case must be reported to the Operational Manager, if there is no department responsible for promoting safety or if no contact can be made with the department responsible for promoting safety.
9.Safety supervisor and safety management regulations
|Safety supervisor||Kiichi Suzuki, Managing Director|
|Safety Management Regulations||Click here for details|
10.Plan for education and training in relation to transport safety
We believe that the most effective way of training drivers is by having instructors accompany them in the vehicle. Selecting trainees and training periods in accordance with internal standards, we implement training in a well-planned manner, eliminate the sources of danger, and instruct our drivers to continue their safety behaviors.
For new employees, we provide basic training when they join us. For managers, we have set work experience for ensuring transport safety as one of the requirements for appointment as manager.
|Main training programs implemented in fiscal 2017||Held||Trainees|
|New employee basic training||148 times||3,879|
|Safety driving basic training||138 times||3,071|
|Newly appointed safety promotion managers training (*1)||6 times||128|
|Eco-safety driving training||3 times||66|
|Advanced SD instructor accreditation training (*2)||132 times||1,091|
|Advanced safety driving inspector accreditation training (*3)||70 times||261|
|SD adviser training (*4)||24 times||102|
- Safety promotion manager
Those engaging in safety management at their sales offices
- Advanced SD instructor
Those accompanying drivers and giving driving instruction
- Advanced safety driving inspector
Those checking whether the relevant driver can work without being accompanied
- SD adviser
Clerical staff providing drivers with experience of less than one year with guidance on administrative matters and advice on how to respond to customers
11.Internal audit results related to transport safety and details of measures implemented in response
We conducted an internal audit in January 2018 regarding the status of our safety management and the effectiveness of our safety management system.
In fiscal 2017, we satisfied our targets in terms of traffic violation, but did not in terms of traffic accidents. One of the factors lay in the lack of instruction skills of safety promotion managers. In this regard, we have introduced safety promotion managers coaching training for boosting the skills of safety promotion managers, and have established the SD Adviser system for instructing new employees and providing even better mental care.
Moreover, by introducing equipment for preventing unattended vehicle accidents, drive recorders, automatic brakes, back sonars, and other types of equipment, we have reinforced tangible measures to control traffic accidents resulting from human error. At Sagawa Express, we are committed to ensuring and improving transport safety with the involvement of everyone from top management to each employee.