Risk Management Department
Risk Management Department
JRE Operations Corporation
Corporate Management Department
Mohri: I am responsible for EHS management of the entire JRE Group. This includes developing and implementing corporate-wide policies and rules for health and safety of my colleagues and environmental protection at and around our project sites. Conducting EHS audits on a regular basis to check and ensure compliance with the rules and the effectiveness of our management is also part of my responsibilities. I think of myself as a guard who sounds the alert before any potential EHS issue becomes a problem.
Kawauchi: My job is to help power plants and other locations execute the EHS rules that Mohri-san and others develop. Specifically, this involves a range of measures, including talking with site staff at their monthly meetings to draw up annual EHS activity plans, advising staff on the purchase of safety equipment, providing worksites with the latest EHS information, and providing safety education and guidance on emergency response.
* Environment, health, and safety: A systematic approach to ensure that environmental, health and safety risks are assessed and managed across the lifecycle of every business activity.
Kawauchi: Mohri-san has a background in environmental consulting, so he has a wealth of knowledge on the laws and regulations related to EHS and always gives me spot-on advice. At work he’s cool-headed, but at home he loves his children and he is very much a family man. He sometimes shares with me memories of his travels with one of his sons on extended vacations.
Mohri: Kawauchi-san has earned deep trust from colleagues at our power plants, so I rely on him too. In his private life, he is a loving and dedicated father, although just not as much as I am.
Kawauchi: Strengthen the company’s emergency response capabilities. Fortunately, the company hasn’t experienced a major accident so far, but I want to establish rules for emergency preparedness that would prevent damage from spreading to our employees and the communities near our power plants. I also want to build a company that is trusted by society by maintaining safe, stable operations through EHS activities.
Mohri: The renewable energy industry is an emerging industry with much potential, and in terms of EHS management, industry-specific standards need to be developed. I believe it is possible that our rules will form the basis of new industrial standards if we can show leadership in this area. Besides this, I want to incorporate international standards for sustainable development (such as human rights and consideration for ecosystems), as represented by the SDGs, into our EHS activities so that we can create power plants that are loved by everyone.