Sustainability

Work style

What is the SDGs?

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

SDGs, which stands for “Sustainable Development Goals”, was adopted at the United Nations Summit in 2015 as a set of international development goals from 2016 to 2030. It consists of 17 goals such as “INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE” and “SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES” in pursuit of achieving a sustainable world.

Initiatives for work style

3 Good Health and Well-being

To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

5 Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Foster sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

10 Reducing Inequality

Reduce inequality within and among countries

12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

TPEC’s Initiatives for the SDGs

Initiatives for Health and Productivity Management

Achieving consecutive certification as Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organization, “White 500” by METI

TPEC was certificated as one of Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Organizations, “White 500” in 2017 by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), and has achieved consecutive certification since then. Our health management initiatives declared on our website and our company policy prioritizing employee health have been highly recognized.

Initiatives for Health and Productivity Management

Measures to Promote Female Employee participation in the workplace

Building a gender-inclusive workplace

  • Registration as a child-rearing support company in Fukuoka Prefecture We made a commitment to supporting employees to balance work and child-rearing.
  • In the accordance with Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace, we set a goal to reach 20 percent or over women new hires.
Measures to promote female employee participation in the workplace

Creating employee-friendly and decent workplace

We were awarded the grand prize of “ Workplaces where working people shine lively” by Toyota city.

Our company was highly evaluated as all the employees worked together for measures such as “reduction of the working hours for employees permitted by Special Provision of 36 Employee-Employer Agreement” and “Coreless Flexible Working Time,” as part of work style reforms we have promoted since 2017.

Creating employee-friendly and decent workplace

Image processing using IoT technology

We adopted IoT in bottle inspection using image processing, which led to reduction of the visual inspection load.

In collaboration with Center of Iizuka Research and Development and Fujitsu Kyushu Network Technologies Limited, we adopted image inspection and achieved “Jidouka”  (which can be loosely translated as "automation with a human touch") for bottle inspection which had been done visually until then, resulting in great reduction of the visual inspection load.

Image processing using IoT technology

Study utilizing VR technology

We adopted VR technology in various fields.

Establishing a study method using VR enables a check of workability(including postures, flow lines and spaces) in full size which was only possible on paper before.

We adopted VR technology in various fields.

Expanding our services with capitalizing on our forte

Business with Toyota Motor Corporation led us to expand our services to new business areas in supporting companies outside of our group with robots.

We offers services of our specialty to other companies. In new business areas besides one with Toyota Motor Corporation, we adopted robot study, “Jidouka” study, etc., leading to personnel saving, quality improvement and environmental upgrading.

Expanding our services with capitalizing on our forte

Contribution to Toyota Environment Challenge 2050 with digital study

Initiatives for minimizing suction equipment for discharging gas at automobile inspection in preparation for Toyota Environment Challenge 2050

Equipment specification study with CAE analysis of airflow.
CAE caluculates conditions to create air flow over the entire automobile inspection line. Optimal conditions lead to large effects such as CO2 reduction, noise-reduction and cost saving.

写真:トヨタ環境チャレンジ2050にデジタル検討で貢献

Practical application of Mechanoluminescent technology

Practical application of stress visualization using Mechanoluminescent technology enables visualization of ones of instrumental panels, resins, dies and jigs(strain visualization).

Practical application of stress visualization helps to figure out the trouble mechanism which had been unknown before, in addition visualization of stress distribution allows an optimal method proposal.

Practical application of Mechanoluminescent technology

Usage of air flow visualization techniques

Air flow visualization techniques are used in various areas contributing to trouble shooting. The scope of their application has been expanding.

Visualizing air flow which could not be checked with eyes before helps to figure out trouble mechanisms. In addition, we got a great command of the video analysis method(PIV), resulting in the higher level of analysis.

Usage of air flow visualization techniques

Building a factory IoT platform for fault symptom management

Building a factory IoT platform achieves the optimal preventive maintenance for equipment stop prevention

Introducing a fault symptom detection system of crankshaft grinders enables a fault symptom detection achieving visualization.
We contribute to the reduction of customers’ work hours including those for maintenance and for parts procurement.

写真:工場IoTプラットフォームの構築で故障兆候管理

Anomaly detection using machine learning

Development of automatic crack detection technology on pressed panels using AI prevents cracked panels outflow.

AI learns crack images to detect cracks automatically. Using AI enables 100% inspection so as to prevent an outflow of defective products to a post-process.

Anomaly detection using machine learning

Initiatives to achieve statutory employment rates of people with disabilities

Initiatives to promote the employment of people with mental /physical disabilities

  • Implementing a short-term internship
  • Participation in Fukuoka Prefecture "Model Project to Support Employment Promotion of People with Disabilities with remote work (Corporate Support Project)“
Initiatives to achieve statutory employment rates of people with disabilities

Contribution to Toyota Environment Challenge 2050 with digital study

IT support for ALL-TOYOTA reducing residual urethan activity as a Part of TOYOTA Environmental Challenge 2050

We studied the plate shape with CAE analysis to achieve using up urethane for reducing residual urethan to be disposed of, which led to the proposal of an optimal shape.

Contribution to Toyota Environment Challenge 2050 with digital study