Employees' Health and Safety

Relevant SDGs

3 Good health and well-being 8 Decent work and economic growth

Reason for Priority

Ensuring the health and safety of each and every employee is essential for them to reach their potential and grow. Health and safety are the foundations for the happiness of employees and the development of the company.
Compliance with safety and health-related laws and regulations and internal rules as well as taking measures to identify and evaluate a variety of health and safety risks are necessary in order to ensure health and safety.


The Nikon Group firmly believes an environment that enable employees to work safely and in good mental and physical health leads to the improvement of workplace vitality and productivity as well as personal life.
Based on this belief, the Nikon Group strives to maintain and improve health and thoroughly ensure safety through the concerted efforts of the company and employees. Each of our Group companies outside Japan also strives for occupational safety in compliance with local laws and regulations. We also work to prevent occupational accidents throughout the Nikon Group by sharing measures to prevent the recurrence of accidents, including cases studies of accidents and incidents involving employees of all employment forms and onsite contractors.
In addition, we will consider measures for maintaining and improving health in response to new working styles, which are changing significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Takumi Odajima
Representative Director and Executive Vice President
General Manager of Group Governance & Administration Division

Main initiatives and results in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021

Implementation of Activities Aimed at Reducing Occupational Accidents


The Nikon Group manages health and safety knowing that employee health and safety is a vital foundation of business activities. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, we implemented safety and health education according to form of employment and level of risk, aiming to reduce occupational accidents at the Nikon Group in Japan that are attributed/related to work. As a result, in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, there were 19 occupational accidents of the type referred to above, even lower than in the previous year.
The frequency rate of lost time accidents* was 0.19 for the Nikon Corporation, and 0.64 for the Group companies in Japan. The frequency rates for the Group companies outside Japan, by region, were 0.83 in Europe, 0.70 in the Americas, and 0.29 in Asia/Oceania.

  • * Frequency rate of lost time accidents
    The number of deaths and injuries resulting from occupational accidents per million hours worked, which is used as an index for the frequency of occupational accidents.

Nikon Sustainability Report

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