Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd. (YIN)

Business activities

Manufacture and sales of tires for passenger cars

Total site area

99,923 m2 (head office and plant)

Number of employees

706 (as of December 2021)


Plot No.1, Sector 4B, Bahadurgarh Industrial Estate, HSIIDC Bahadurgarh, Dist – Jhajjar, Haryana 124507 India (head office and plant)

Contact for consultation and complaints

Environment Health & Safety Dept.
TEL: +91-1276-662200 FAX: +91-1276-662000

Message from the President

Yusuke Tabuchi

We established a tire sales company in 2007 to sell imported tires for the Indian market, and started operation of a production plant in 2014.
Currently, India has the second largest population in the world and is expected to become the first in a few years, and motorization continues to grow at a rate of more than 10% per year.
Satisfying performance requirements and ensuring reliable quality is becoming increasingly important for tires, which are an important component of automobiles. Meanwhile, concern for the environment is also important, and we are expanding product development, marketing, and production with the aims of using materials with low environmental impact when procuring raw materials, and making use of their characteristics to manufacture tires using the minimum energy required, as well as working to eliminate transportation-related waste in relation to our logistics and sales activities through the optimal positioning of logistics centers, etc., so as to reduce the environmental footprint of all of our activities: production, new product launch, logistics, and sales.
We have continued to renew our certification for occupational health and safety management system ISO 45001:2018, environmental management system ISO 14001:2015 certification, and quality management system ISO 9001:2015.
We have also obtained IATF16949:2016 certification for 2020 in conjunction with the start of OE supply.
With the management system as the axis, we set specific targets every year and operate a system of continuous improvement activities and follow-up with the participation of all employees to ensure the effective use of the management system.
As part of our environmental preservation efforts, we began tree-planting activities in 2016 as part of the Yokohama Forever Forest Project, which aims to prevent global warming and contribute to the local community. The tree planting conforms to the Miyawaki method of forestry, and we have been inviting government officers, residents, and students and teachers from nearby schools to participate in this project with the aim of strengthening our ties with the local community through this activity.
As part of our contribution to the local community, we also undertake street-cleaning activities and awareness-raising activities, which are implemented in collaboration with the local government authorities and with local residents.
After 2020, forced to operate within the constraints of the expansion of COVID-19, with restrictions on activities and our Forever Forest activities and collaborative activities with local communities were minimized to the extent allowed.
On the other hand, in India, where the economic recovery is remarkable even under these uncertain circumstances, we are expanding and continuing production, while at the same time promoting flexible work styles and production systems on a trial-and-error basis, with the safety, health, and mental health of our employees as our top priority, and conducting business with new ways of working. In the future, even in an uncertain environment, we aim to become a more trusted company that stakeholders feel secure in, by conducting business that contributes to the SDGs.

Organizational Governance

Strengthen the organization and system

We operate our organization with the aim of making an integrated production and sales group with good teamwork.
We started as a tire sales company in 2007, and since starting to operate a tire factory in 2014. In 2018, due to the growth of the Indian automotive market, we planned a second phase of plant expansion and started operations on some lines in October 2019. The second phase of the plant started full operation in 2020. With the full-fledged introduction of a management system with local Indian managers, we are building an organization with a sense of speed in decision-making as well as seamless communication between production and sales.
To support this transformation, we are periodically revising our standard operating procedures and rules on delegation of authority, and revamping our personnel system, including evaluation items, methods, and criteria.
We are also endeavoring to respond to compliance risk by placing restrictions on the exercise of authority, establishing an internal reporting system, etc.
To strengthen employees' awareness of legal compliance, we provide compliance education at the time of hiring and periodic follow-up education, as well as an external audit system, to raise awareness and familiarize employees with compliance.

Human Rights

Equal employment opportunities

With regard to the recruitment, assignment, and evaluation of employees, we do not discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, or gender identity, and we employ fairly and consistently without any prejudice in accordance with the company policy.
We endeavor to ensure that all YIN employees are fully familiar with this policy, through education at the time of joining the company, and through periodic refresher training.
We also have a clear policy in place regarding unethical behavior and harassment in the workplace.
Our systems relating to the taking of disciplinary action against employees, handling of grievances, lodging of complaints etc. are implemented fairly in accordance with the Employee Code of Conduct, which specifies clear standards and procedures.

Labor Practices

Occupational safety and health

Basic Philosophy of Safety and Health

Safety and health are the basis of every operation and we aim to prevent occupational accidents while building up comfortable workplaces.

Basic Policies
  1. We shall prioritize the safety of each and every worker in all things, and improve safety activities based on the participation, actions, and cooperation of all employment ranks and management.
  2. We shall apply surely and certainly all laws and administrative policies regarding safety and health.
  3. We shall teach workers the importance of safety and health, and implement the necessary education and training.
  4. We shall strengthen liaison with the relevant cooperating companies to assure the safety and health of all people involved in work activities.
  5. We shall circulate PDCA and plan continuous improvements to eliminate hidden dangers involving work and equipment using the work safety and health management system.
  6. We shall thoroughly inculcate 2S based on the idea that “ship-shape and Bristol fashion is the basis of safety and health.”
  7. We shall promote the creation of a pleasant workplace to enable working with peace of mind, and actively support the formation of both healthy mind and body.
  8. We shall participate in preventing traffic accidents as a company that plays a role in the automobile manufacturing industry.

Safety and health is a fundamental aspect of working conditions, and we continue to prioritize this issue.
We are rolling out activities such as risk management activities, essential equipment safety activities, etc., from the four perspectives of people, systems, equipment, and management, based on the ISO 45001:2018 occupational health and safety management system.

Making hands-on training and rules visible

In 2021, we integrated the Experiential Training Dojo into the newly established Monozukuri Dojo. Comprehensive safety education is provided to employees at the time of hiring, including rules of conduct at the company and workplace, five-sense training, safety devices and fire prevention measures in manufacturing processes, knowledge about products, knowledge about quality, non-conforming products and past troubles, and knowledge about equipment parts, to develop people who perceive danger as hazardous.
In FY2021, we continued to implement annual training and evaluation for all employees, including new hires.

COVID-19 Initiatives

Since the beginning of 2020, there has been a pandemic of COVID-19 worldwide. YIN is implementing the following initiatives to thoroughly and effectively implement preventive measures against COVID-19 and minimize the impact and loss to people and businesses.

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Through these measures, we are thoroughly working to prevent infection and to prevent the spread of infection from our company.
These measures are regularly reviewed by the Risk Management Committee, and depending on the situation, necessary measures are added or suspended in order to achieve the maximum preventive effect while maintaining a balance with our business.

Body temperature measurement: Body temperatures are taken at the guard station for all employees.

Thorough disinfection: We disinfect each vehicle upon entry and regularly disinfect offices and meeting rooms. In addition, disinfectant solutions are placed in all areas of the plant for thorough disinfection.

Ensuring social distance: Under the guidance of the Risk Management Committee, we ensure social distance everywhere, including production sites, commuter buses, cafeterias, etc., as needed.

National Safety Month

Every year in March, which is National Safety Month, the plant manager makes a safety declaration and safety pledge, hoists the safety flag and the national flag, and then makes a tour of the plant.
In addition, safety education and fire drills are conducted for each employee, and as safety awareness activities, safety slogans, safety quizzes, and safety posters are created and awards are given to the best entries.

By conducting fire drills and evacuation drills regularly, sometimes day and night, and sometimes unannounced,we ensure that we are prepared for emergencies and identify problems for improvement.

The Environment

Environmental management

Integrated Environmental Policies

We have acquired ISO 14001:2015 to achieve continuous improvement of our environmental management.

  1. We implement policies that consider the environment in all fields of activity.
  2. We respect international regulations, and strive to contribute to the local community and society.
  3. We continuously promote environmental improvements by reinforcing our environmental management system, preventing environmental and sensory pollution and reduce our environmental impact using initiative management.
  4. We respect the relevant legal regulations and pacts, etc., and act continuously to improve the environment.
  5. We promote the prevention of global warming, energy reduction, resource saving, and resource recycling to achieve a recycling, low-carbon society.
  6. We strive to preserve biodiversity and to realize the sustainable use of bio-resources through our work activities.
  7. We promote local harmony and value the local community, and aim to be a company that contributes to the environment and that is trusted by the local community.

ISO 14001 Certificate

Environmental data

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Category FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021
Waste disposed (t) 171 182 280 420 570
Proportion sent to landfill (%) 0.0 0.5 0.7 0.2 0.2
Landfill waste (t) 0.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0
Energy use
(oil equivalent: kl)
Electric power 1,515 2,010 2,542 3,360 4,676
Fuel 1,690 1,499 1,439 1,638 2,272
Total 3,205 3,508 3,981 4,998 6,948
Greenhouse gas emissions (1,000t-CO2) 10.0 11.0 12.7 16.1 21.1
Water usage (1,000m3) 35.5 32.9 33.6 45.4 63.8

Reporting on chemical substance management status (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law compliance)

For handling of hazardous materials, we operate and manage the storage and handling (including non-routine times) of each substance in accordance with the contents stipulated in laws and regulations and manuals.
There have been no accidents while conducting periodic inspections and improvements based on the management system.

Noise, vibration and odor

Once a month, an external inspection company conducts monitoring and reports to the government.
In addition to the items regulated by law, we also set self-management items and self-management values, follow up at the environmental meeting, and discuss and determine the direction for further improvement.

Minimizing environmental accidents and risk

Leak Zero activities

As part of our safety and energy saving activities, we continue our "no leak" activities for water, steam, oil, powder, and air (i.e., "leak-free" activities) in our regular maintenance work and TPM activities.
Through these activities, we are reducing environmental risks by maintaining heat and eliminating leaks, while also making continuous improvements such as saving resources and improving energy use efficiency.

Environment month

Every June, during Environment Month, we make a list of environmental risks, create an improvement action plan, and implement and evaluate the plan.
We also conduct activities to raise employee awareness by having employees create environmental slogans, environmental quizzes, and environmental posters, and awarding prizes to the best entries.

Fair Operating Practices

We have established an approval process for contracts, purchases, etc., and are implementing compliance training, as well as periodic operational reviews and external audits, in order to build and thoroughly implement a system that prevents the occurrence of fraud.

Consumer Issues

We started manufacturing the environmentally-friendly product Earth-1 in 2014. The state of India’s roads is poor, and potholes mean that the tire damage rate is high, so the redevelopment of specific tires has been highly regarded as supplying customers with an improved product.
Furthermore, in order to promote product development that meets the demands and preferences of Indian customers in a timely manner, local staff members are taking the initiative from the planning stage.

Response to complaints

Information received from stakeholders is quickly deployed internally based on the manual, and then analyzed and countermeasures are formulated for each cause to respond and address the customer's needs.

Community Involvement and Development

Relationship with the local societies

Although the pandemic caused an increase in the number of critically ill patients, the Bahadurgarh Civil Hospital lacked ICU beds to treat the critically ill patients.
Therefore, in October 2021, we provided 10 ICU beds to the civil hospital.

Yokohama Forever Forest Activities

We participated in a tree-planting activity by the Clean & Green Association, an NGO in Bahadurgarh, Haryana, and donated 545 seedlings.
We also provided seedlings to 135 employees for tree planting near their homes.