It is an important requirement that all people working in the EBARA Group are healthy both mentally and physically in order for the EBARA Group to achieve sustainable development and growth. Furthermore, health is the wish of each and every employee and his or her family, and is an important foundation for the company as well.
The EBARA Group prioritizes safety and health, including work-life balance and mental health, based on CSR policies and code of conduct. We will promote the creation of a safe, secure and comfortable workplace where employees can fully demonstrate their abilities. The EBARA Group will continue to actively promote health management in the future.
EBARA implements various measures to encourage employees to maintain both physically and mentally healthy lifestyles. Some major domestic Group initiatives include:
|Infectious Disease Prevention||
To prevent infectious diseases such as novel coronaviruses and influenza the entire EBARA Group implements a variety of measures to create environments that ensure employees can work with peace of mind. Some measures include:
- Body temperature checks upon entering premises, implementing best practices to avoid the "Three C’s," and keeping records of employees demonstrating fevers/not feeling well
- Having an industrial physician available for online consultations/health guidance
- Making influenza vaccinations available at workplaces
- Conducting handwashing awareness events using the "SCORE" system
- Supporting "#SAVETheNurse", a campaign to raise awareness and encourage the use of self-made masks, led by the Health Management Council
- Donating masks made by employees utilizing internal social media to report on such activities and facilitate distribution
|Promoting communication through online methods||
We use our internal social media to disseminate lectures by occupational health physicians in addition to mindfulness training programs, yoga lessons, and other online programs. We also share short lunch recipes recommended for employees working from home, to reduce stress and promote communication among employees.
|100% EBARA Group (Japan) Annual Medical Checkups||
We aim for a 100% implantation rate of annual checkups in the EBARA Group (Japan) to facilitate employees’ ability to manage their health and detect health conditions or diseases at an early stage. (FY2019: 100% achieved)
We conduct annual stress checks and use the results to raise awareness of the importance of mental health as well as to provide assistance to people who may be dealing with such issues. The stress checks allow for early detection of mental health issues, provide insight into employee engagement, and the results inform engagement improvement measures.
Some measures taken to improve mental health include:
- For managers: Mental Health Measures & COVID-19,” “PEP Talk Training”
- For all employees: Online mindfulness training, etc.
|Health Improvement Programs||We conduct a variety of programs to promote health and improve lifestyle-related diseases. These include such programs as, “e-Walking,” “Diet improvement Program,” "Smoking Cessation Support," etc. As a part of these programs, we provide employees with fitness trackers, so they can easily visualize the number of steps they take, as well as monitor sleep quality, heart rate data, and calories consumed.
Additionally, we use the AI health application “Karomama Plus,” to provide advice on calorie and salt intake and promote health management by recording blood pressure data.
|Prevention of Passive Smoking||
Indoor smoking areas at all locations in Japan have been banned following the revision of the Japanese Health Promotion Law in April 2020 to prevent passive smoking by employees.
We will continue to raise awareness regarding the harmful effects of smoking by conducting events that allow employees to measure the age of their lungs or experience a smokerlyzer, etc., and provide support for those who wish to quit smoking by subsidizing treatment costs and other measures.
|Provision of Information for Female-specific Health Issues||We plan and conduct various seminars and screenings catered to health issues and diseases found most commonly in females. A lecture on “Female Cancers” and online consultations with a gynecologist are offered upon request.|
|Provision of Information for Seniors||
We plan and conduct various seminars regarding ways to prevent muscle deterioration and back pain aimed at re-employed retirees and others of advanced age.
|Collaboration with Health Insurance Society||We act in cooperation with the EBARA Health Insurance Society to provide employees at the four largest business sites in Japan with access to occupational health staff, including industrial physicians. This enables employees to see healthcare professionals during working hours.|
EBARA CORPORATION has been recognized in 2021 as a "Certified Health & Product Managementivity Outstanding Organization (Large enterprise category)" for the second consecutive year. This certification is operated by Nippon Kenko Kaigi, which examines large enterprises, SMEs and other organizations engaging in initiatives for overcoming health-related challenges in communities or for promoting health-conscious activities led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi, and recognizes outstanding enterprises engaging in efforts for health and productivity management.
EBARA Obtains the Highest DBJ Health Management Ranking
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