HMM Co., South Korea’s leading container shipper, said on Thursday it had obtained global certification for its efforts to promote workplace safety and worker health.
HMM said it has obtained the top certification for its Occupational Health and Safety Management System from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
ISO 45001 certification, the first ISO standard dealing with the discipline of health and safety at work, aims to help prevent risks and accidents at work.
In accordance with ISO requirements, HMM has implemented an occupational health and safety system, including the creation of a field manual, regular analysis of occupational safety risks and the establishment of an ad hoc committee. hoc, the company said.
“With the achievement of ISO certification, HMM will proactively address government policy on corporate social responsibility, such as industrial accidents, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) management with the aim of helping to make safer and happier workplace,” said a senior company official.
In January, HMM recently set up a task force to reduce workplace accidents and better protect the safety of its workers.
South Korea enforced a severe industrial accident law in late January, under which owners and CEOs of companies with five or more employees can face a minimum prison sentence of one year or a fine of up to 1 billion won ($766,000) for accidents resulting in death or serious injury. (Yonhap)