YKK’s promotes Safety as its number one priority “Safety First” and runs several campaigns throughout the year. 

The Golden Safety Rules is the core programme where staff is advised to follow the rules and we therefore have no accidents

One of the campaigns used is “Don’t Walk By” where staff is encouraged to report any potential hazards.

The other campaign that has been introduced is the “Two minutes for safety” this means when a person takes on a task, they should evaluate the situation to ensure that it is not going to cause harm to themselves or others.

Campaigns are also run to continually raise the awareness of safety within the work place.

A safety campaign calendar is used to focus on a specific project every month, where tool box talks are held with all staff

Environmentally YKK are a very “Green” company, they are “Zero” to Landfill and have been for the past 6 years. In our Runcorn factory, we currently recycle approx. 75% of our waste. Our electrical energy is from a renewable source (Biomass) and is therefore carbon neutral, we are also in the latter stages of planning to replace all of our lighting to LED’s which will reduce our energy usage by approx. 20%. Manufacturing process water is recycled on site to reduce our water consumption. The gas used for factory heating is LPG, this is a clean burning gas and is not harmful to the environment.

YKK Runcorn’s factory is certified to the following standards.

ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System,

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System,