Mar 12, 2020

Tokyo Electron Earns Distinction as a White 500 Company

Tokyo Electron (TEL) announced today the company was recognized for the second year in a row as a White 500 company under the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program. The honor is conferred jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi. TEL received this recognition jointly with six TEL Group companies operating in Japan.

The program recognizes outstanding enterprises practicing health-oriented business management. This year, a total of 1,481 companies in the large enterprise category passed the program’s certification criteria, and the top 500 firms received the White 500 recognition.

TEL gives the highest consideration to the safety and health of the people as part of its management policies. To let the employees exercise their abilities to the fullest extent, it is important to ensure they remain healthy in body and mind. Accordingly, TEL initiated the Wellness Declaration in February 2012 and has been promoting Eat-Rest-Walk-Talk programs designed to maintain and improve the employees’ health in cooperation with occupational health physicians, public health nurses, and health insurance societies.

TEL is actively promoting work-life balance, while also reinforcing healthcare support/instructions according to each employee’s state of health. Furthermore, the company is distributing an app to support employee self-care. The app provides access to one’s health checkup results, keeps a record of day-to-day health data, and delivers personalized health literacy information so each employee can make healthier choices. Through these activities, TEL is seeking to improve the employees’ “health age*” scores, while also raising their health awareness and encouraging a healthier lifestyle.

Heartened by the recent White 500 recognition, TEL is redoubling its global efforts to promote the health and productivity of its employees.

*Health age: An indicator of lifestyle disease risks calculated from a person’s medical checkup results. The difference between the health age and the actual age constitutes a score that indicates the degree of health risk.


Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

TEL Group companies recognized as White 500

Tokyo Electron Ltd.

Tokyo Electron Technology Solutions Ltd.

Tokyo Electron Kyushu Ltd.

Tokyo Electron Miyagi Ltd.

Tokyo Electron FE Ltd.

Tokyo Electron BP Ltd.

Tokyo Electron Agency Ltd.