External Evaluations (Product Safety Awards)

The Product Safety Awards commend advanced product safety initiatives by companies, aiming to establish product safety as an essential value in business operations and consumers’ lives, and to ensure the safety of products throughout society.
The Company was certified as the first Gold Medal Winning Company* in the Product Safety Awards. Since then, the Company has been recognized for proactive initiatives aimed at achieving a higher level of product safety, while maintaining our existing initiatives. Since the Awards Committee followed up—confirmation that the initiatives at the time of certification are still being maintained, which is conducted every five years after certification as a Gold Medal Winning Company—the “★” mark was added to the Product Safety logo for the first time.

* A company that has won the highest rating in the Product Safety Awards, the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award (Gold Award) three times or more are certified as a Gold Medal Winning Company.

Activities in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Product Safety Community

The Product Safety Community is a forum for discussing advanced product safety initiatives and cultivating a culture of product safety through collaboration among Product Safety Awards-winning companies, and with experts, such as judging committee members, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE).
The goal is to deepen public understanding of product safety as well as create and expand a product safety market in which consumers preferentially select products and services that consider product safety.
The Company plays a central role as a core company in this community, participating in discussions on the new national product safety system and distributing information to consumers.
For example, during the Product Safety Inspection Campaign Month in November 2022, we collaborated with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on awareness raising events at various stores.We also cooperated in creating product safety inspection videos on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.