Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Inc. (YTVI)

Business activities

Production and sale of tyres for motorcycles (MC), small trucks (LTB), industrial vehicles (ID) as well as spare tires for passenger vehicles (PCB). From FY2016 we commenced import sales of Yokohama’s radial tires including passenger car radial tires (PCR).

Total site area

44,400 m2

Number of employees

614 (as of December 2018)

Location

No.17, Street 10, Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, Thuan An District, Binh Duong Province, VIETNAM

Contact for consultation and complaints

Administration Section Tel: +84-0274-3767-909 Fax: +84-0274-3767-029

Message from the President

Yasunori Takeuchi

Yokohama Tyre Vietnam Inc. (YTVI) is located in the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park established in Binh Duong Province to the north of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and specializes in the production of bias tires.
Further, we also combined the production and sales functions, so that we not only export to Japan (LTB/ID/PCB), but also sell MC/LTB in the Vietnamese market. In FY 2016, which was the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the company, we started selling PCR as well.

With “safety, environment, and quality” as foundational pillars of our activities, we actively engage in

- Providing customers with products that can be used safely with peace of mind
- Creating workplaces where employees can feel safe and secure
- Planting activities and environmental education based on the “Yokohama Forever Forest Project.”

Through our biodiversity activities, we continue to aim to become a business that is even more deeply-rooted in and trusted by local regions. Despite being a small company within the Yokohama Rubber Group, we hope to work even harder to ensure that our existence is known.

Organizational Governance

Internal regulations study session

Based on the company’s policies and standards, employee education regarding legal compliance is regularly conducted, and we continue to work to improve employee awareness of such compliance issues.
We have also revised how agreements are reached with respect to authorization rights and routes, and we have improved the shape of operations so they fit more easily with the nature of actual business.
We are reviewing our meeting structure so that it is possible to share information and make decisions based on rank, while remaining aware of efficient, local-driven operations.

Human Rights

Education on respect for human rights

In 2018, events such as eat-out and giving of commemorative gifts are held in cooperation with the labor union on International Women’s Day every March and Vietnamese Women’s Day every October.

International Women’s Day

Vietnamese Women’s Day

Labor Practices

Complaints and requests from employees

Complaints and requests are collected from workers once a quarter, and once the company’s stance is explained at the labor and management council, these complaints and requests are responded to individuals. Furthermore, in fiscal 2018 the representatives of labor union and the company exchanged views on Green Day once a month to strengthen the mutual relationship and respond promptly to specific requests and complaints.

Communication with employees

We planned various activities such as an end-of-year party, and sports day, etc., to strengthen communication with the employees.

End-of-year party

Sports day

Children’s Day

Education and training for employees

We have designated the first day of every month as Green Day and are improving environmental awareness through cleaning both inside and outside of the factories and teaching everyone to separate their garbage.
Also, in fiscal 2018, we collected environmental slogans during Environment Month and started environmental and safety study meetings, and worked to improve environmental and safety awareness among employees.

Responses in case of disaster

We implement carefully-planned response drills to fires and disasters, and participation at least once a year is mandatory for all employees.
In addition, drills on food poisoning are conducted to respond to the characteristics of the region.

Fire drills

First-aid

Gas leaks response drills

Gender equality

We are promoting women’s management positions (at the rank of General Manager, etc.). Of the eight such positions within the company, four are occupied by women.

The Environment

Biodiversity activities

Monthly local follow-ups on environmental/energy saving activities and regular audits of industrial waste processing companies are conducted.
Green Day events are conducted on the first day of every month with the aim of improving environmental awareness through clean-up activities at plants and education regarding waste-collection and separation practices.
In FY 2018, in addition to tree maintenance and cleaning on the plant premises, biodiversity observation activities were performed. We will continue these activities as part of the Green Wave activities.
In addition, we are actively rolling out energy-saving improvement activities and are contributing greatly to reducing the amount of energy used.

Environmental data

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Category FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Waste generated (t) 425 440 360 444 512
Proportion sent to landfill (%) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Landfill waste (t) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Energy use
(oil equivalent: kl)
Electric power 2,071 2,361 2,224 2,458 2,774
Fuel 1,435 1,575 1,426 1,755 2,020
Total 3,506 3,936 3,650 4,213 4,794
Greenhouse gas emissions (1,000t-CO2) 7.6 8.2 5.8 6.8 7.8
Water usage (1,000m3) 53 48 44 41 45

Fair Operating Practices

Plant tour

Suppliers are audited, plant tours conducted and opinions exchanged, etc.
We also conduct internal compliance education.

Consumer Issues

Communication with customers

Soccer school for children

In the interest of making information available to the public, especially tire consumers in the Vietnamese market, we have been continuing to operate the Yokohama Tyre Vietnam website in order to release product information and news related to our company in Vietnamese.
During FY 2018, we conducted a campaign activity with the message being “Safe and comfortable travel, prevention of accidents from inattention, and frequent tire inspections for safety” to improve consumer awareness of the importance of tire inspection.
We also continued working to raise awareness in children towards safety through means such as the sponsorship of a soccer class for children.

Community Involvement and Development

Relationship with local societies

In FY 2018, in addition to internal planting activities, we performed biodiversity activities in a national park in Tay Ninh Province. As with last year, we made visits to facilities for people with disabilities and donated goods.

Biodiversity activities

Visits to facilities for people with disabilities

Contribution to the local community

Award from Binh Duong Province

In FY 2018, we were recognized for our business performance and contribution to the local community and received an award from Binh Duong Province.