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Health, Safety, Environment and Energy Policy

Honda of the UK Manufacturing Health, Safety, Environment and Energy Policy

The Honda of the UK Manufacturing Health, Safety, Environment and Energy Policy has been established as a framework for providing a safe and healthy workplace and protecting the environment from our manufacturing operations.

The Honda of the UK Manufacturing Health, Safety, Environment and Energy Policy is a commitment to our associates and the wider community that we will manufacture products in a safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable way.

The policy supports our certification which allows us to export our products around the world.

All associates actively contribute towards achieving the Health, Safety, Environment and Energy Policy during the course of their work, their break and lunch times, and travelling to and from site.

Our Policy

Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (Honda) operates a high volume automotive manufacturing production facility at its site in Swindon, Wiltshire. This comprises, engine casting, machining and assembly; car panel pressing, construction and painting; plastic parts injection; final vehicle assembly; and a range of product testing facilities, as well as support and administrative functions.

Honda recognises responsibility to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all associates and that of others affected by our operations on and off site.  We are committed to achieving our environmental and energy performance obligations, and protecting the environment locally & globally from the effects of our operations. 

Honda recognises the importance of health, safety, environmental and energy legislation and will comply with legal requirements applicable to our operations.  We will strive to achieve best practice and we will follow relevant guidance, standards and voluntary obligations that apply to our operations. 

We support a culture that promotes and communicates wellbeing, as well as mitigating the risk of injury, illness, and/or harmful effects to the environment.  We also encourage improvements in energy performance through site-wide energy management.

This policy and associated Honda policy statements shall be communicated at all levels within Honda and is made available to all interested parties by displaying the policy on company notice boards, the associate accessible website, and public website.  Honda shall:

  • Provide safe and healthy working conditions to prevent work related injuries and ill health.
  • Where reasonably practicable, we will firstly strive to eliminate hazards.
  • Where hazards cannot be eliminated, identify, evaluate, manage and reduce health, safety, environmental and energy risks associated with our operations.
  • Set objectives and targets within business plans and management programmes to drive health, safety, environmental and energy continual improvement.
  • Develop and ensure continuous competence of those who undertake activities on behalf of Honda through the provision of information, instruction, training and necessary resources to achieve objectives, targets and continual improvement.
  • Promote health, safety, environmental and energy awareness.
  • Develop positive attitudes of associates and visitors towards health, safety, environmental and energy compliance and improvement.
  • Identify and implement the means for prevention of pollution and minimising our impact on the environment.
  • Evaluate the impact on health, safety, environment and energy performance when procuring products, goods and services.
  • Evaluate the opportunities for energy performance improvements in the design of new, modified or renovated facilities, equipment, systems and processes.
  • Regularly review and update the health, safety, environmental and energy management system as necessary.
  • Strive to achieve best practice standards based on regular review of available resources.

Our Standards

We will comply with the following management system standards:

OHSAS18001 - Occupational health and safety management system

ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems

ISO 14001 - Environmental management system

ISO 50001 - Energy management system

All associates, on site contractors and visitors are expected to understand and comply with this policy and the supporting arrangements.  These are outlined in the standards and procedures that establish the health, safety, environmental and energy management system in place at Honda.

To enable effective implementation of this policy Honda will nominate competent person(s) to advise and support Honda top management on health, safety, environmental and energy issues.  Management representatives shall be appointed specifically to review and direct on health, safety, environment and energy performance.

Jason Smith, Director, Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.

 

Jun Nishimoto, Managing Director, Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.