Health Management Initiatives

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Health Management Initiatives

We believe that good physical and mental health of all Sumitomo Riko Group employees and their families is the "management foundation that supports the sound and sustainable growth of the company," and in April 2017, we established the "Sumitomo Riko Group's Health and Productivity Management Statement."
Sumitomo Riko Group's Health and Productivity Management Statement
The Sumitomo Riko Group places importance on managing the health of our employees and promotes initiatives to achieve the "Health and Productivity Management."
Based on this Health and Productivity Management Statement, we will increase health awareness among our workforce by actively supporting employees engaged in health improvement activities and implementing organizational measures for health improvement, as we aim to become "a corporate group that is highly regarded and trusted by society, whose employees are healthy and energetic."

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Promotion Structure

The top management is responsible for health management, and related divisions work together to promote health management as a group-wide activity.

Strategy Map

We aim to improve the physical and mental health of our employees and increase their productivity and engagement through health investment.

Health KPI's

We will lead to further corporate growth through health promotion efforts and improvement of employee health literacy.

Indicators Item FY2022 Results FY2023 Results Targets for FY2025

①Outcome Indicators
Final target indicators related to employee health status, productivity, etc.

Productivity and organizational vitality Presenteeism Survey scheduled to begin in FY2024
Absenteeism -Rate of days lost from work due to illness (overall) 0.65 *1 0.4
Absenteeism -Rate of days lost from work due to illness (for mental health reasons) 0.46 *1 0.25
Percentage of those who took leave due to mental illness (for one month or longer) 1.3% *1 Less than 1%
Work engagement (calculated as the average of two items related to pride and vitality at work on a 4-point scale) 2.26 2.32 2.5
Percentage of high-stress workplaces (general health risk score of 120 or more)
Percentage of high-stress workplaces (general health risk score of 150 or more)
Less than 2%
Health Status Percentage of employees maintaining an appropriate weight (BMI 18.5–24.9) 66.1% 66.5% 70.0%
Percentage of those who are at risk of hypertension (systolic blood pressure of 160mmHg or higher) 2.9% 2.3% 2.0%
Percentage of those who are at risk of hyperglycemia (fasting blood sugar of 200 or more or HbA1c of 8.0 or more) 0.6% 0.8% 0.5%
Percentage of those who are at risk of low liver function (AST or ALT of 100 or more) 1.3% 1.4% 1.0%
②Performance Indicators
Indicators of employees' daily awareness and actions
Health-related behavior Percentage of those who smoke 28.9% 27.8% Less than 20%
Routine exercise (percentage of those who exercise twice a week and for at least 30 minutes or more each time) 24.4% 24.7% 30% or more
Skipping breakfast (percentage of those who skip breakfast less than three times a week) 75.9% 75.9% 80%
Sleep (percentage of those who get enough sleep) 64.3% 65.2% 70%
Alcohol consumption (percentage of those who drink less than 1 standard drink per day) 64.2% 67.2% 70%
Those to whom three or more of the five items above apply *2 70.5% 70.2% 75%
Those to whom four or more of the five items above apply 35.5% 36.8% 40%
Those to whom five of the five items above apply 6.7% 7.1% 8%
③Output indicators
Indicators of employees' efforts in response to measures
Primary prevention Percentage of registrations for the health promotion apps (Pep Up) 36.6% *1 45%
Number of participants in training on health improvement 3266 employees *1 3000 or more people
Rate of participation in walking events 14.6% *1 20%
Response rate of stress checks 94.2% 96.4% 95%
Secondary prevention Rate of regular health checkups gotten 100% 100% 100%
Rate of colorectal cancer screening tests taken 85% 85%
Examination rate for those who need retesting *1 80%
Rate of employees receiving health guidance *1 80%

*1 Totaled at the end of each fiscal year.
*2 Number of items cleared out of the following: no smoking, exercise habit, no breakfast missing, rested by sleep, and appropriate drinking habit.

Initiatives for three priority measures

(1)Health Improvement Activities

Every day, at the start of the workday, all employees participate in radio exercises and health-building exercises in order to promote safety measures, build healthy bodies, and develop exercise habits. Particularly, in order to increase the percentage of employees with exercise habits, we have introduced a health point system in cooperation with the Health Insurance Society since fiscal 2020 to raise employees' health awareness. Other programs include health education and training for all employees, as well as workplace training tailored to the needs of each workplace, such as physical fitness tests.
In addition to face-to-face group training, we also provide remote training and distribute training videos with audio through the company intranet.
Health Building Exercise
Health Point Event (Walking, quiz, etc. held throughout the year)
Workplace training: Physical fitness measurement

(2)Mental Health Measures

Our company implements comprehensive mental health measures, including in-house mental health-related training such as listening training to improve listening skills and anger management training to control anger. Also, individual consultations by psychiatrists, early response to employees with mental health problems by industrial health staff, and measures to return to work and prevent recurrence using our original return-to-work program are implemented.
In addition, we are also implementing self-care measures to take care of one's own stress by utilizing stress checks, and line-care measures to understand and improve the workplace environment on a day-to-day basis, based on group analysis results.
Self-care workplace training
Letter to make employees aware of mental health
Anger Management Web Training

(3)Lifestyle-related disease measures

Smart Club activities
As one of the measures to prevent lifestyle-related diseases, we conduct Smart Club activities in which groups such as workplace units work on weight loss and lifestyle improvement.
Health seminars on women's cancer prevention, etc.
In order for women to work vigorously, we hold "Women's Seminars" on topics such as measures against cancer specific to women and dealing with menopausal disorders. Training materials were prepared and distributed throughout the company not only for women but also for supervisors and men.
Furthermore, we distribute training materials on how to deal with alcohol, how to read the results of health checkups, hold health lectures at life planning seminars for employees aged 55~59, and provide health guidance by public health nurses and nurses for employees approaching retirement age.
Smart Club Case Study
Results of health checkups
Life planning seminar for 55~59-year-old employees
Prevention of passive smoking and quit-smoking measures
With the goal of achieving a smoking rate of less than 25%, our company encourages employees to quit smoking by patrolling outdoor smoking areas periodically. The company distributed company-wide anti-smoking news on May 31, World No Smoking Day, with the theme of tips to quit smoking. On World No Smoking Day, the Matsusaka Plant held a one-day non-smoking day on its premises.
Distribution of information on smoking cessation tips, health news, etc.

Cooperation with Group Companies and Training Support for Internal Partner Companies

Training for onsite partner companies
To promote the health of group employees in Japan and those stationed overseas, we are engaged in health promotion activities throughout the group, such as by offering a health point system and health training programs to affiliated companies.
We also provide training support to onsite construction subcontractors, including training on heat stroke. We will continue to improve our occupational health functions in cooperation with group companies.

Communicating outcomes of Sumitomo Riko Group health improvement activities outside the Group

Aichi Health Management Network
At the conferences such as the National Industrial Safety and Health Convention, we present the results of our efforts to maintain and promote employee health. These include measures to ban passive smoking, our original return-to-work program using objective indicators for employees with mental disorders, and workplace improvement activities using stress checks.
In Aichi and Mie prefectures, we are registered with the prefectural government's Health Management Network as a company promoting health management, and we introduce our health promotion activities with them.

Strengthening of collaboration between the company, labor union, and health insurance association

Labor Union Fuji-Susono Branch Mental Health Training
Currently, our company and the Health Insurance Union are working together in a collaborative health program to effectively and efficiently promote the health of employees and their families.
In addition, the company, Labor union, and Health Insurance Union hold regular meetings of the Health Management Business Promotion Committee to strengthen cooperation among the three parties in disease prevention and health promotion activities for employees.


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