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Special Initiatives of the Fujikura Group

Enhancing the Value of Human Resources Through Health Management

Employee Health is an Important Management Resource

The Fujikura Group believes that corporate competitive strength is based on good employee health. We recognize that the health of our employees is an important management resource for continuing to be a company that is appreciated by society. We strive to be a corporate group in which employees work with vigor, and are implementing initiatives to enhance mental and physical vitality and health.

History of Initiatives in Health Management

Year Description
2011 Established a new Healthcare Solution Group as an organization dedicated to health management.
2013 Developed the Fujikura Group Health Promotion Program, a proprietary program designed to effectively support health-promoting activities for individual employees, based on individual health data.
2014 Fujikura Group Health Management Declaration announced.
Health Promotion Program expanded to the entire Fujikura Group with the goal of achieving health management throughout the group.
2015 Recommended that office personnel commute to work by bicycle.
2016 Began exams for periodontal disease in addition to dental exams.

Fujikura Group Health Management Declaration

The Fujikura Group believes that employee health is one of our most important management resources. We support individuals in taking care of their own health, while we also promote organizational activities for healthcare as part of our goal to be a corporate group that is appreciated by customers, highly evaluated by society and whose employees work in vigor.

Chosen for the Excellence in Corporate Health Management 2018 List

The Fujikura Group believes that corporate competitive strength is based on good employee health. We recognize that the health of our employees is an important management resource for continuing to be a company that is appreciated by society. We strive to be a corporate group in which employees work in vigor, and have actively promoted initiatives aimed at enhancing mental and physical vitality and health.

We were recently recognized for past initiatives. On February 20, 2018, the Fujikura Group was selected as part of the 2018 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, which is jointly managed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. President Ito attended the awards ceremony.

Companies that are implementing strategic initiatives that take a managerial perspective on employee health management are selected to be part of Health & Productivity Stock Selection. This year, Fujikura and 25 other companies were selected from among the 718 companies that responded to the survey.

We are using our selection for the Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the Excellence in Corporate Health Management 2018 - White 500 as a catalyst for implementing health management initiatives that will lead to improved health of employees and their families, enhance Fujikura’s competitiveness, and enable us to provide even greater value to society.

Health & Productivity Stock Selection awards ceremony

Health & Productivity Stock Selection awards ceremony

Health & Productivity Stock Selection awards ceremony

the Excellence in Corporate Health Management 2018 - White 500

Fujikura Group Health Promotion Program

Fujikura Ltd. launched the health promotion and illness prevention program for its employees in January 2013, aiming to become a corporate group whose employees work in vigor. This program resulted in many benefits, and we issued the Fujikura Group Health Management Declaration on January 1, 2014. We are currently working to expand the program to group companies, and are aiming to achieve health management in the entire Fujikura Group.

In fiscal 2017, we performed stress checks for employees who were stationed in new posts overseas, and began to build the system for monitoring the health of all employees, whether they are in Japan or overseas.

Fujikura Group Health Promotion Program

Qualified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Business for the Third Time

Fujikura qualified under the Tokyo Prefecture Sports Promotion Business Certification System in fiscal 2015, the first year it was established. We also qualified as a “Tokyo Sports Promotion Business” in fiscal 2017. This system certifies companies that promote sports activities for employees, provide support in the field of sports, and implement other activities. We were recognized for our program for monitoring commuting by bicycle, our support for and participation in the Companies Compete Athletic Meet, and our Nordic Walking Trial Session. We simultaneously received certification as a Sports Yell Company by the Japan Sports Agency.

This certification system is designed to promote the creation of social sports activities that encourage the hard-working generation that doesn’t get enough exercise to participate in sports. From this fiscal year onward, the Japan Sports Agency is defining “Sports Yell Company” as a company that actively engages in initiatives to encourage company employees to participate in sports and improve their health.

Qualified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Business for the Third Time

Qualified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Business for the Third Time

Qualified as a Tokyo Sports Promotion Business for the Third Time

Health Promotion

Periodic physical examination, which is the basis of self-health level and disease risk and is the basis of voluntary health promotion, is carried out by adding our own inspection items to statutory inspection items. For additional examination items, we add inspection items aimed at the early detection of lifestyle diseases that are socially problematic, and also instruct employees who have many factors with high risk of onset, such as prevention management and individual. We are developing efforts to improve the health consciousness of the people.

Motor Function Testing and Measurement Club

We call this motor function testing and perform it every year to measure the physical strength of employees on the four parameters of grip strength, flexibility, leg strength, and balance. We distribute results charts to employees so they can see what their current physical strength is compared to the nationwide average. We also analyze trends by work location. Determining where a group stands enables us to propose the best next step. In fiscal 2017, we saw a problem with flexibility in the head office area, so we prepared a new Fujikura stretching exercise program and created an environment that enables employees to stretch after lunch.



Step-counting Event

By fiscal 2017, we had held the step-counting event nine times since we first launched it in fiscal 2013. For the event, each person wears a pedometer that is handed out and competes with others in a virtual space walk. In fiscal 2017, we staged the event in Aomori, using the theme of “create companions in the Fujikura Group” that we launched in fiscal 2016. Participants complete the walk by walking an average of 8,000 steps a day for 80 days in a row. The event provides new opportunities for communication through competitions between divisions and birthday team competitions.

Step-counting event

Step-counting event

Various Seminars Held

We prepare and hold various seminars on themes that are proposed or desired to encourage Fujikura Group employees to take more ownership of their own health. Among the seminars we held in fiscal 2017 were a women’s health seminar in business locations that have a high percentage of women, a low back pain seminar in locations where employees frequently stand while working, and a sleep seminar in locations where many employees indicated on the health exam questionnaire that they were not sleeping well. These seminars provide an opportunity to change the mindset of employees.

Various seminars held

Various seminars held

health seminar

Development of a Model Workplace Where Elevating Desks are Used to Work While Standing

Monitoring the impact on the body from sitting for long periods while working is an area that is being researched, mainly in the U.S. and Europe. In the Fujikura Group, we have been running a pilot test in the Health Management Promotion Department since fiscal 2015. We are using it as a model office to verify the benefits of standing while working. We are seeing the results from allowing each person to consciously choose whether to stand or sit, depending on the nature of the work being performed. This is enabling people to maintain a good balance as they accomplish their work, and is enabling people to sleep more soundly. In fiscal 2016, we provided support for the installation of elevating desks in each office, mainly for those who wanted them. In 2017, we performed a survey at the head office of our subsidiary, Nishi Nippon Electric Wire and Cable Co., Ltd., in Oita Prefecture. The results showed us the advantages and we have purchased about 100 elevating desks for the head office and are introducing them in branches in both Tokyo and Osaka.

Elevating desk introduced at Nishi Nippon Electric Wire and Cable Co., Ltd.

Elevating desk introduced at Nishi Nippon Electric Wire and Cable Co., Ltd.

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