Safety & Health
Our commitment to both humanity and nature
Safety and health
Our commitment to both humanity and nature
Safety and health
Kia Motors recognized safe and healthy working environments as the core value of the company based on the philosophy of “Establishing a corporate culture that respects human beings.” For this, the company is fully dedicated to the health and safety of the employees and consider preservation of the environment as the company’s priority.
We carry out accident prevention activities to create a safe workplace and take bold steps on a global scale for sustainable management.
Vision 2020 - Building the foundation for a safety culture
1. Prevention and rapid response systems: To realize the vision of ‘zero’ fatal accidents and disasters, we comply with six key safety rules and run safety inspections, while preemptively responding to the changing safety regulations both inside and outside of the company.
2. Raising awareness of workplace safety: Based on the compliance with workplace safety procedures, Kia engages in diverse programs to raise awareness of workplace safety and provide better working conditions, ensuring the safety of KIA employees.
3. CSR and win-win cooperation: As a social enterprise, Kia aims at growing together with suppliers and local communities.
|Safety assessment by region||2017||2018||2019|
|Stinger (Grade 1)||K9 (Grade 1)
K3 (Grade 1)
Rio (Grade 1)
|Soul (Grade 1)
Seltos (Grade 1)
Forte ( TSP+)
|Niro Hybrid (TSP+)||Stinger (TSP+)
Niro PHEV (5★)
Rio CUV* (5★)
|Niro Hybrid (5★)
Rio 5DR (5★)
|K Cerato* (5★)||Seltos (5★)|
※ * Vehicles equipped with options
|Number of accidents||203||285||344|
|Accident rate (%)||0.59||0.81||0.98|
|Number of accidents||71||124||124||25||344|
|Accident rate (%)||1.17||0.95||1.63||0.31||0.98|
※ Accident rate : A total number of employees having experienced accidents/a total number of employees x 100
Kia is currently integrating the new Health and Safety Management System based on an international standard (ISO 45001) with the existing Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) to enhance the effect and efficiency. The integrated system will provide a safe, healthy working environment for not only employees but also stakeholders, highlighting the fact that at the center of corporate management is a safety-centered mindset and value and creating a culture of safety in a way unique to Kia.
All activities checking and improving risk factors follow defined processes. All plants systematically carry out inspections to control risk factors at production sites. As part of an ongoing effort, we adopted an improvement cycle where safety activities and their results are evaluated qualitatively and then complemented with feedback to further enhance working conditions. We also have documented company-wide disaster manuals to fend off potential management risks, for example, an infectious disease, and stay vigilant at all times.
We build a safe and pleasant work environment to keep our employees healthy.
In prevention of severe occupational injuries, Kia has developed six key safety rules proven for the characteristics of the auto manufacturing operation, which it encourages all its employees to practice. We also help visitors aware of what is safe and what is dangerous to reduce workplace accidents.
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