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Basic Policy on Safety and Health, and Environmental Consideration

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “JAMSTEC”) will give the first priority to ensuring safety and health in performing its operation, and all staff will work together on various safety and health activities in order to promote creating a free, vigorous, and comfortable workplace environment.
In addition, recognizing the responsibility as Japan’s core marine research and development institute aiming for an integrated understanding of the Ocean, Earth, and Life, JAMSTEC will contribute to the realizing of a prosperous society and the building of a sustainable future, while responding the urgent demands of society.

Based on the above determinations, JAMSTEC will establish the basic policy regarding safety and health, and environmental consideration.

[Safety and Health] Pursuit of Zero Accidents and Zero Diseases, and Creating a Healthy and Comfortable Workplace Environment

In JAMSTEC, with a firm will to prevent accidents and disasters from occurring, the individuals will communicate risks, share them as an organization, pursue zero accidents and zero diseases, maintain and improve the physical and mental health of staff, and in order to build good relationships, create a healthy and comfortable workplace environment through the following activities.

  1. JAMSTEC will find, grasp, analyze, and resolve the risks of accidents and disasters hidden in the workplace and work, and prevent accidents and disasters from occurring.
  2. The superior will take the initiative in conducting safety management, work environment management, work management, health management for sure, and thoroughly implement safety and health management.
  3. JAMSTEC will work on revitalizing interactive communication among the staff, and comprehensively promote work style reforms that realize diverse work styles.

[Environment] Contribution to Building a Sustainable Society

JAMSTEC will make the best use of the research and development resources it possesses as a research and development institute, and contribute to building a sustainable society, achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and carbon-neutral through the following activities.

  1. JAMSTEC will broadly disseminate scientific knowledge on global environmental change obtained from its research and development activities to society.
  2. JAMSTEC will systematically take actions on contributing to the reduction of the environmental load associated with its business activities.
  3. In addition to complying with domestic and international norms related to environmental conservation, JAMSTEC will further enhance the environmentally considerate activities.

Hiroyuki YAMATO

Hiroyuki YAMATO

President of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

April 1, 2022

Revision record:
April 25, 2014: Enactment
May 1, 2019: Revision
July 1, 2020: Revision
April 1, 2022: Revision