HORIBA Becomes the First Measurement and Analysis Instruments Maker in Japan to Implement an Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment, and Safety

July 30, 2004


HORIBA, Ltd. has recently introduced an Integrated Management System (IMS) that integrates an ISO9001-compliant quality management system, an ISO14001-compliant environment management system, and an OHSAS18001-compliant occupational health and safety management system. The system was accredited as appropriately operable and integrated on July 28, 2004 through an assessment of the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA). The new IMS adds an occupational health and safety management system to the quality and environment management systems already in place at HORIBA. This is the first time such a system will be implemented in Japan by a maker of precision measurement and analysis apparatus. The system will come into operation not just in a single office but in all 12 of HORIBA’s domestic operations centers, including the head office and plants, as well as its 22 service centers. At a time when many corporations in Japan face questions about their corporate social responsibility (CSR), this new structure enabling integrated management of quality, environment, and safety will also allow swift incorporation of other business management systems in the future. By relying on a company-wide operation that efficiently integrates its management systems into one coherent whole, rather than leaving them separate from each other, HORIBA is demonstrating just how seriously it takes its CSR as a corporation with global operations.