What is the SDGs?
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
TPEC's Healthy Management Declaration
- 3 Pillars: "Manufacturing," "Human Resource Development," and "Healthy Development"
- An endless challenge to the ideal form
- Bright and open working environment
- Overflowing health improvement mindset
- Daily routines with good rhythms (eating, exercising, and sleeping)
- Creating the smiles of our All stakeholders with mental and physical healthy people
Health Management Initiatives
Aiming to create a body that continues to work in good health, we are working to foster health awareness among each individual and to improve lifestyle habits.
We have been certified as a "Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization-White 500" by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since the beginning of 2017, and have renewed our certification every year since then.
Gender equality activities
- Registration of Fukuoka Prefecture Child rearing Support Declaration
Declaration of efforts to support employees in balancing work and child rearing
- Certified as Aichi Women's Advancement Promotion Leader
Having been appointed as a promotion leader to announce activities in Aichi Prefecture, we are implementing initiatives aimed at the active participation of diverse human resources, including women.
Balance Support System
At our company, we are working to create an environment where both men and women can play an active role, with the concept of working styles that suit each person's life stage, with the aim of creating a workplace where everyone can work comfortably and rewardingly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)“
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.