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Winners of FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

November 8, 2019

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting the Best Contributors to the Product Safety Awards program with the aim of encouraging private enterprises to make a greater commitment to improving product safety as well as to firmly establish the concept of the value of product safety in Japanese society. METI hereby announces that it has selected 8 enterprises and organizations as winners of the FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards.

As one of the efforts involved in Product Safety Inspection Month, on November 22 (Fri.), 2019, the awards ceremony to recognize these winners will be held in Tokyo.

1. Outline of the awards program

The awards program was inaugurated in FY2007, aiming to raise companies' awareness of product safety, firmly establish product-safety culture in Japan in which the important value of product safety is shared among people beyond companies' frameworks, and realize a society in which product safety is secured as an effort across society.

2. Winners of FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards

(1) METI Minister's Awards

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

(2) Director-General for Technology Policy Coordination and Industrial and Product Safety's Awards

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]

(3) Excellence Awards (Committee Awards)

[Large Manufacturer and Importer Category]

[Large Retailer Category]

[Small & Medium Manufacturer and Importer Category]

[Small & Medium Retailer Category]

(4) Special Awards (Committee Awards)

3. Profiles of winners

See the Appendix.

4. Outline of the Product Safety Inspection Seminar (awards ceremony, etc.)

As part of the events for Product Safety Inspection Month to which METI is committed in November every year, the 14th Product Safety Inspection Seminar will be held in Tokyo. Taking this opportunity, the awards ceremony of the program will be held on the same date of the seminar. Following the ceremony, award winners will deliver presentations concerning their efforts.

Outline of the 14th Product Safety Inspection Seminar

Date and time: November 22 (Fri.), 2019; from 15:30 to 17:30
Venue: Sakura Hall, Shibuya Cultural Center Owada (23-21 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
Organizer: METI
Co-organizer: National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE)

[Program] (tentative)

  1. Opening remarks
  2. The 13th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards ceremony
  3. Speeches by award winners
  4. Speeches by certified Gold Companies
  5. Closing remarks

[How to apply]

Admission: Free
Capacity: 500
Acceptance of applications will be closed as soon as the fixed number is reached.
Application: Visit the website below and fill out an application form.

* Search with the key term "14th Product Safety Inspection Seminar."

(Reference) FY2019 Briefing on Product Safety Initiatives

On the same date and at the same venue, NITE will organize and hold an event titled "FY2019 Briefing on Product Safety Initiatives" from 10:00 to 15:30. We look forward to seeing many of you taking the opportunity to attend the seminar.

* Search with the key term "FY2019 Briefing on Product Safety Initiatives."

Division in Charge

Product Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group

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