resolve them promptly. Moreover we will fulfill our obligation asan employer to give due consideration to the health of employeesby implementing workplace safety and health promotion initiativesthat are standardized Groupwide. At the same time we will raiseassociates’ awareness of their responsibilities to undertake selfhealthmanagement.Review of Fiscal 2014 InitiativesWe reviewed the composition of our industrial physician team. InApril 2015 Ai-City headquarters and Akebono Brake IwatsukiManufacturing Co. Ltd. (Iwatsuki Manufacturing) increased thenumber of in-house physicians while entering into exclusive contractswith them. In particular doctors contracted to Ai-City headquartersincluded a psychologist as it aims to employ a specialist’sviewpoint in creating mental healthcare countermeasures.To reinforce the collaboration of its Safety and HealthCommittees Ai-City headquarters set up a task force specializingin workplace hygiene having established a similar task force atIwatsuki Manufacturing.In addition the Company engages in cross-company discussionsof measures aimed at promoting mental healthcare in theauto parts manufacturing industry. Following up on our participationin the previous fiscal year we participated in a liaison councilhosted by the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association for thoseindividuals responsible for their organization’s mental healthcareefforts. This opportunity enabled us to contribute to the updatingof the industry’s standard mental healthcare educational program.This program is utilized in the Company’s training sessions fornewly appointed managers to teach them about their roles in a“line-care” structure. Reflecting the effectiveness of these efforts a growing number of associates are acting on their supervisors’advice voluntarily consulting with physicians and seeking outspecialists’ counsel about their own mental health or mentalhealth issues involving their families. We will promote these andother mental health care initiatives while raising associates’ awarenessof self-health management.Fiscal 2015 Targets? Mental healthcareWe will ensure that our existing stress check systems are compliantwith guidelines under new legislation obliging employers toperform stress checks on their employees that will come intoeffect on December 1 2015. In doing so we will utilize theassessment results at hand about individual’s and organizationalunit’s ability to manage mental health problems.? Health management system reinforcementWe will compile health management best practices undertakenat Ai-City and Iwatsuki Manufacturing and roll them out horizontallyat other locations in Japan and overseas while determiningthose locations’ priorities by engaging in dialogue.? Cooperation with a health insurance associationWe will collaborate with a health insurance association to utilizestatistical data gleaned under the “Data Health Plan” from thehealth examination results of association members and submittedto Japan’s Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare. By doing so wewill implement initiatives for the prevention earlier detection andtreatment of diseases through PDCA cycles.In addition we will also work to have more associates participatein “Kenko Akebono 21 ” a health promotion program thatencourages participants to set exercise targets through the revisionof program content as we have seen the number of participantsdecline.Frequency of Occupational Accidents(frequency of lost work time)N Safety Records at Overseas LocationsAs a result of initiatives aimed at reducing occupational accidents the frequency of lost work time due to occupational accidents infiscal 2014 was 0.2 a record low.Figures for 2014 do not contain U.S. national average data as such data had not beenpublicly disclosed as of June 2015.Data for Akebono from 2007 to 2009 included ABG and ABE; ABCS and ABCT wereadded from 2010. AAIJ (Indonesia) was included from 2011.Our Basic Policy of Health ManagementAkebono believes that maintaining associates’ health is indispensablenot only for its ongoing business operations but also for the societyin which it operates. Guided by this unchanging belief we are pursuinghealth promotion initiatives from the following viewpoints:1. Enhancing the quality of life of associatesa. Promoting physical and mental health while helping associatesmaintain favorable family relationships and good human relationshipsat worksites2. Maintaining a healthy working environment that ensuresa long working lifea. Preventing the occurrence of health problems that may resultin long-term absence or a decline in job performance andproductivityb. Promoting mental healthcare and reducing medical expenses3. Exercising risk controla. Addressing health problems that may increase occupationaland commuting accidents or product defectsb. Securing an emergency response structure against pandemicsTo create an environment in which every associate can enjoy afavorable working life in terms of both physical and mental health we will continuously work to identify problems and risks and1.05 1.001.09 1.120.98 0.98 0.99 1.01 1.01 0.99 0.980.260.400.4200.420.940.130.471.060.410.510.190.350 0 00.2520.58 0.56 0.55 0.550.470.63 0.580.48 0.48 0.48’02 ’03 ’04 ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 ’13 ’1400.51.01.5Manufacturing industry and domestic companies in the same sector: Frequency ofoccupational death and injuries = number of deaths and injuries due to industrial accidents /total number of actual working hours × 1 000 000Akebono Brake: Frequency of accidents causing lost work time = numbers of workerssuffering lost-work-time injuries / total number of actual working hours × 1 000 000Frequency of lost work time(Year)Manufacturing industryDomestic companies in the same sectorAkebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd.0.4’08 ’09 ’10 ’11 ’12 ’13 ’ causing lost work timeU.S. national average (Transportation vehicle manufacture)Akebono (North America and Indonesia)

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