ABS (Alcoa Business System)

What is ABS?
The Alcoa Business System is Alcoa's worldwide performance standard. It is an integrated set of systems, tools and language organized to encourage unencumbered transfer of knowledge across businesses and borders. It focuses on serving customer demand by emphasizing the elimination of all waste and making what the customer wants, when the customer wants it.

Principles of ABS
  • Make to Use
  • Eliminate Waste
  • People Linchpin the System

By these three principles and other sub-systems such as 5S, Levelled Production, and Visual Factory, Howmet Japan is striving for quality improvement, cost reduction, and reduction in production lead time.

EHS (Environment, Health, Safety)

Alcoa's 3 principles: Environment, Health, Safety

What is EHS?
EHS stands for Environment, Health, Safety.

Howmet Japan supports Alcoa EHS Values: "We will work safely in a manner that promotes the health and well-being of the individual and the environment."

Howmet Japan's EHS Policy:
It is Howmet Japan's Policy to operate in a safe, responsible manner which respects the environment and the health of our employees, our customers and the community where we operate.

We will not compromise environmental, health or safety values for profit or production.

All employees at Howmet Japan are required to understand, promote, and assist in the implementation of this policy and the accompanying principles.
Howmet Japan was awarded ISO14001:1996 certification in December 2003 in acknowledgment of Global Environmental management System.