OMRON’s Health Management Declaration and related activities
Employee Health Management
The OMRON Group unveiled the declaration and program in light of a long-held commitment to solving social issues by putting the OMRON Principles into practice. The Group considers it is essential to maintain the vitality and enhance the potential of diverse talents to drive ongoing innovation that addresses the challenges of a fast-changing world.
The OMRON Group regards employees’ health maintenance and improvement as indispensable for the development of the Group as well, and thus formulated “Employee Health Management Declaration”.
OMRON Employee Health Management Declaration
OMRON aims to be a pioneer in creating social needs, and the health of our employees is accordingly fundamental to our business. We OMRON Group will unite to do our utmost to create positive working environments full of smiles and vitality so all of our people can innovate to solve various social issues.
Based on OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies and OMRON Group Rules for Ethical Conduct relating to employee health management, OMRON has been committed to building a platform, developing human resources, and enhancing the corporate culture, with the goal of creating a work environment that ensures safety and security for people at work. Because maintenance of health for its employees is at the heart of the OMRON Group’s HR strategy, company-wide efforts have been focused on promoting employee health management since fiscal 2017.
In July 2017, the OMRON Group announced its Employee Health Management Declaration. Concurrently, an OMRON-unique initiative was launched at Group companies in Japan to encourage each employee to improve the level of his or her concentration at work. The initiative sets targets for health metrics based on five indicators: Exercise, Sleep, Mental Health, Diet, and Smoking. Employees at all OMRON Group companies in Japan have been encouraged to aim for these targets in their daily lives. Additionally, OMRON rolled out a program called "Hakaru Koto Karada (body metrics)" to help employees achieve their targets by offering information, visualizing progress in their efforts, and encouraging improvement. OMRON has been promoting actions related to these five indicators throughout the year. By so doing, OMRON aims to create a "workplace of smiles," while nurturing people who are physically and mentally strong.
To accelerate health management for its employees, OMRON Corporation and its Group companies in Japan have established in-house standards for the availability of occupational health specialists, such as physicians, nurses, and counselors. These standards are more exacting than legal requirements*1 in order to provide extensive health management tailored to each employee’s needs.
OMRON is working to build a health management system*2 that integrates health-related information of all employees of Group companies in Japan in a unified format so that an industrial physician/nurse, health supervisor, and the manager in charge can access the health information of a person when required for the fulfillment of their respective tasks.
In fiscal 2017, 99.9% of employees at the OMRON Group in Japan took regular medical examinations.
In fiscal 2018, OMRON will continue the tradition of the “Om-Walk” event, held to promote employee health at Group companies in Japan. At the same time, OMRON will strive to create a workplace culture that encourages employees to incorporate exercise as part of their daily lifestyles.
OMRON also works in collaboration with the corporate health insurance society’s health-promotion initiatives by including cancer screening tests*3 in employees’ regular medical examinations. While working on health data analysis, OMRON also offers “health point” program in which participants can trade “health points” with healthcare goods according to the number of points earned.
OMRON Group companies in Japan will continue to implement mental health promotion measures, including workplace checkups and staff interviews based on the results of stress checks, as well as activities aimed at improving the work environment with support from occupational health specialists. These efforts are part of OMRON’s drive to create a healthy work environment, in both physical and mental aspects.
Mental health checkups have been conducted at all main Group companies in Japan, and in fiscal 2017, 96.77% of all Group employees received an examination.
As for mental health-related education and training, OMRON’s current educational system conforms to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's guidelines for maintaining and promoting workers' mental health. The guidelines were set forth under the provisions of the Industrial Safety and Health Act. Based on this system, OMRON has been conducting rank-specific mental health seminars for its employees.
In fiscal 2017, OMRON launched an e-learning-based self-care program for mental health. In fiscal 2017, 96.18% of Group employees in Japan participated in the program either on-line or off-line.
In fiscal 2018, efforts will be made to provide even better programs.
At OMRON Group companies in Japan, mass infection at work is prevented by requiring employees to report the onset of an infectious disease. Preventive measures are also taken, such as raising employee awareness of infectious diseases as part of their daily health management.
Also, the OMRON Group has Global Guidelines for measures against Emerging Infectious Diseases. As for new influenza or other infectious diseases that can seriously threaten the lives of OMRON employees and families, the Group will take necessary countermeasures in accordance with the guidelines.