|To continue to be a company that is chosen and trusted by the local community through manufacturing
Aim to be the greatest company to work for in Fukuyama City, with a focus on improving the company’s environment and developing human resources.
This is who we are!
Since the establishment of the company in 1967, we have engaged in our business centered on the Vehicle Section, which performs the accessory installation, maintenance, and repair of commercial vehicles, and the Steel Division, which performs the design, manufacture, and maintenance checkup of water gates, sludge removal equipment, and environmental conservation equipment.
We are contributing to the community in both water control and utilization by taking care of precious water resources through the installation, maintenance checkup and maintenance of pump equipment at sewage treatment plants, etc., and the manufacture and installation of sluices and water gates for rivers, and tide gates for coastal protection.
The sludge removers (machines for removing sludge and garbage from rivers, etc.) that we design, manufacture, and install are installed at agricultural irrigation facilities for taking agricultural water called head works, drainage pump stations for protecting farmlands from flood damage, and river mouths where rivers flow into the sea. They serve to protect the environment by catching and removing various kinds of waste, such as large pieces of driftwood, or bicycles or children’s toys discarded in rivers, with screens, and releasing clean water to rivers and the sea.
In the future, we plan to make use of our water treatment technology to research and develop in-house a power generation method that uses the clean energy of hydraulic power, although it may be on a small scale, and switch electricity for tools used at installation sites from gasoline-based electricity.
In addition, we also focus on creating a system for achieving the SDGs with the following three initiative themes.
● Strengthening the organizational structure
We aim to foster a corporate culture where the awareness and responsibility as a business operator involved in public works are maintained and legal compliance is given top priority, and to become the greatest company to work for in Fukuyama with a focus on improving the internal environment and developing human resources.
We launched a project with 16 people, led by a candidate for department head in his/her 40s, and after a series of study sessions on job satisfaction, we decided to work to improve management quality through company-wide efforts.
Accordingly, the project leader attended a seminar of the Japan Quality Award (*1) Committee, and in accordance with its standards (*2), the members proceed with discussions from raising problems to resolving them.
● Improving the working environment
We have been working to achieve a good work-life balance by promoting no overtime days and reducing long working hours by streamlining operations.
By designating every Wednesday as a no overtime day and starting it simultaneously throughout the company, employees have begun to cooperate with each other in their work. To date, we had been conducting our operations in a vertically divided manner in each section, but we felt the need for cooperation across the sections. Therefore, we have introduced a job rotation system, and started training employees to be multi-skilled by using OJT and external training programs to ensure that everyone can perform the work at the same level, rather than personalizing it.
We have also been striving to prevent occupational accidents by enhancing safety education.
We believe that these initiatives will lead to improved job satisfaction for our employees.
● Protecting the environment
We aim to create a livable community by cleaning up roads and rivers in partnership with the administration.
We are certified by the Hiroshima Prefecture Adoption Program (*3). Since we engage in the maintenance of trucks, and the manufacture of water gates and sludge removers, we want to contribute to the protection of the local environment, and all of our employees, including the President, conduct cleanup activities three times a year.
We have also strengthened our three Rs activities, including the reuse of waste materials generated in the manufacturing process and thorough sorting of waste for disposal, and promoted paperless operations to protect the global environment and streamline operations, in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment.
In this way, we will also contribute to the achievement of the Goals “11. Sustainable cities and communities,” “12. Responsible consumption and production,” and “13. Climate action.”
Last fiscal year, we launched the SDGs Committee consisting of seven members, including four of our employees, led by the managing director, and two group company employees to determine the above three initiative themes and actions to be taken through brainstorming and the use of frameworks, with the cooperation of our main bank.
Furthermore, by incorporating them into our management plan and creating a system that allows us to work on the SDGs as a company over the long term, rather than making them independent, we have enabled them to be continuously implemented by future generations.
This fiscal year, two new members were added to the Committee. Going forward, we will provide more employees with opportunities to learn about the SDGs by setting the term of office to two years and replacing members sequentially.
(*1) Japan Quality Award: A system established in 1995 to spread and promote the concept and activities of management quality improvement to Japanese companies and organizations that awards organizations suitable to serve as models for change.
(*2) Standards: It refers to the assessment standards prepared by the Japan Quality Award Committee. This document describes the approaches for clarifying the current maturity level of the organization and identifying the strengths to be developed for moving up to higher levels and issues in order to realize the ideal state as a company, according to eight categories (leadership, social responsibility, strategic planning, organizational capability, customers, understanding of the market, value creation process, activity results, and reflection and learning).
(*3) Hiroshima Prefecture Adoption Program: A system for certifying organizations and companies that carry out cleanup and greening activities for roads and rivers managed by Hiroshima Prefecture to support them together with local municipalities.
Toyo Plant Company
1-2-37 Higashi Teshiro-cho, Fukuyama City