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 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.
President and CEO
Up until now, with the aim of providing a work environment that ensures the safety and security of workers based upon the OMRON Group Sustainable Conduct Policies and OMRON Group Rules for Ethical Conduct concerning labor safety and health, we have been working on formulating systems, human resource development, and developing an organizational culture. Having healthy employees is an essential part of all human resource strategies, and thus we have been promoting health management throughout the company since 2017.
In July 2017, we issued the employee health management declaration, which put forth exercise, sleep, mental health, nutrition, and smoking as five factors directly linked to concentrating at work and an affluent life. For these factors, we started initiatives unique to OMRON focused on improving employee concentration. This provides support by visualizing health, providing information to employees, offering guidance from industrial physicians and nursing staff, and educational opportunities, promoting employee awareness and formation of good habits. This also aims to decrease health risks looking forward, and through continuous, year-round approaches in all five of these areas hopes to bring about employees who are healthy both mentally and physically, creating a welcoming, cheerful workplace.
The OMRON Group included employee health initiatives as one of the key sustainability issues in our medium-term management plan. We pursue specific initiatives based on annual targets and plans approved by the Executive Council. Our Board of Directors monitors and supervises these initiatives based on reported details and progress.
The division responsible for health management works with professionals such as industrial physicians and industrial health staff. The division also coordinates with the health insurance association to resolve issues to achieve the targets across the entire organization.
In order to accelerate these health management initiatives, we have established unique standards*1 for the placement of industrial physicians, nursing staff, counselors, and other occupational health staff that surpass those mandated in laws and regulations, and have put in place a detailed health management service they can respond to the needs of every employee.
Additionally, employee health information is consolidated in a health management system*2 which lets medical staff, health supervisors, and leaders assigned to each division share information necessary for their roles.
For years, we've had OMWALK, or OMron WALKing in-house event, to promote employees' health and create an organizational culture that encourages daily exercise. In fiscal 2019, 1,260 employees joined two-month OMWALK event from September through October.
Additionally, as a joint collaborative health project with Society-Managed Health Insurance, as well as incorporating cancer screenings*3 in regular health checkups, we are also working on a health points program in which points can be exchanged for health goods, and on health data analysis.
Further, in preparation for the April 2020 prohibition of smoking during business hours in all domestic workplaces, we began working with health insurance associations in fiscal 2019 to raise awareness of second-hand smoke and support smokers to stop smoking. Over the course of three months, we sponsored a “smoking cessation marathon” event and outpatient support for smoking cessation. A total of 348 individuals participated in the smoking cessation marathon (522 including support volunteers) with 285 completing the event.
Based upon stress checks, the OMRON Group within Japan conducts organizational diagnostics, workplace interviews, and workplace environment improvement activities through the support of occupational health staff, etc., and is working to create a workplace conducive to both mental and physical health.
We are conducting mental health surveys at all Group companies within Japan, and the consultation rate for these for fiscal 2019 was 95.3% overall. A total of 12,311 individuals were eligible, with 11,730 participating.
In education and training, the Group in Japan has put in place an educational framework based upon the stipulations in the Industrial Safety and Health Act in accordance with the Guidelines for Maintaining and Promoting the Mental Health of Workers issued by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, for when implementing mental health education and training for managers.
Furthermore, since fiscal 2017 we have been working on using e-learning for self-care, with 96.3% online and off-line attendance for fiscal 2019 for Group companies in Japan. A total of 11,922 individuals were eligible, with 11,484 participating.
We will continue to improve content into fiscal 2020 and beyond.
In the OMRON Group (within Japan), employees are required to report infectious diseases as a part of day-to-day health management, and thus prevent workplace outbreaks through awareness-raising activities regarding their prevention.
Additionally, we have decided upon Global New Infectious Disease Control Guidelines as a Group. In the event of new strains of influenza and other diseases that could pose a serious health hazard to the lives of employees and their families, we will respond using these guidelines.
We were one of the first companies to establish a group task force in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. While fulfilling our responsibility to supply products and services, we are also asking employees to work from home, limiting the number of those coming to the office in accordance with the laws and regulations, policies, instructions, and guidance from local governments. In addition to our employees, we are also asking temporary and contract workers at our premises to comply with the same requests we established for our employees to ensure the safety and health of every individual and their families.
Maintaining and promoting the health of all employees, demonstrating creativity, and improving productivity are all connected to creating sustainable growth for both individuals and the company, and therefore we are working to reform work styles.
Per-hour output (productivity) = Added value / Total actual working hours
Per-hour output (productivity) in fiscal 2020: 134%
(*Fiscal 2014 result: 100%)
Per-hour output (productivity) was up as follows:
Fiscal 2019 per-hour output (productivity): 103% (Fiscal 2014 result: 100%)
- Total actual working hours: 2,009 hrs (Fiscal 2014) to 1,927 hrs (Fiscal 2019)
- OMRON Group companies in Japan
[Details of initiatives]
OMRON is promoting flexible work styles, and from 2010 has been taking measures such as setting no overtime days, and having five consecutive paid holidays. From 2015, we have been further developing these initiatives, launching the following measures;
In order to make a reality the innovation driven by social needs as in the Omron Principles, it is important that we create a work environment in which employees can have a good work-life balance, and enjoy their work. Looking forward, we will continue to make improvements in work styles.