Approach to Health
So that employees can realize a fulfilling life’s work, and at the same time, contribute to the advancement of Tokyo Electron’s business by harnessing their full capacity, it is important that each and every employee can maintain their health and dynamism while at work. By putting systems in place, we have built an environment where employees can work with peace of mind. We also believe that to maintain health, it is important that employees are aware of their own state of health and take self-directed steps for improving it. Based on our wellness declaration announced in February 2012, we have conducted a number of ongoing initiatives to support employees in this pursuit.
Health and Productivity Management
Having every employee find fulfillment in both work and life and achieve their maximum performance is also important for the future advancement of Tokyo Electron. To create healthy and comfortable workplaces for employees, we are working to develop our systems further. Besides conducting various medical checkups in accordance with the law, we offer face-to-face consultations with designated occupational health physicians for employees who work long hours. For those who request them, we provide opportunities for counseling with external industrial counselors. We are also working to strengthen our health support systems. More specifically, we organize regular line-care*1 seminars for management-level employees and, where necessary, we hold liaison meetings with health officers and health professionals at our Japanese Group companies. In addition, based on the collaborative health*2 concept, we are working with the Tokyo Electron Health Insurance Society to actively develop data health*3 initiatives. Using data from medical checkups, we provide employees with health guidance specific to their individual circumstances, and implement effective disease prevention and health promotion measures. As a result, the health literacy of employees in fiscal year 2021 rose, demonstrated, for instance, by an increase in the percentage of employees receiving specific health guidance*4. Furthermore, again in fiscal year 2021, as in fiscal year 2020, the entire Group in Japan collectively received recognition as top 500 companies under the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program*5. In fiscal year 2022, we established a new Health and Productivity Management Promotion Roadmap, outlining concrete measures and showing their expected results. We are promoting independent health and productivity management among our employees, by encouraging greater understanding of various health measures and numerical indices. We will continue to promote various initiatives at the global level to maintain and improve our employees' health.
Health and Productivity Management Promotion Roadmap
Systems and Initiatives for Health
Support systems for health
We have built systems that are mindful of employee health. Besides conducting various medical checkups in accordance with the law, we also offer face-to-face consultations by doctors for employees who work long hours. We have also set up health help desks supported by doctors so that employees and their families can seek advice if they have any health concerns. We also offer counselling services supported by external industrial counselors if requested by an employee. Regular “line-care”*6 seminars are also held, targeted at line managers.
Within Japan, we have implemented comprehensive measures for mental health. Using a questionnaire recommended by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, employees complete a stress check once a year, and if determined to be under high stress, they are put in contact with a public health nurse or occupational health physician for in-depth face-to-face support. During fiscal year 2018, the stress check was taken by 92.7% of employees in Japan.
We have introduced the Pep Up personal healthcare platform, enabling employees to get healthier by monitoring their own state of health. The platform allows employees to easily check the results of their medical checkups, and to record their daily health management data, such as weight, blood pressure and body fat ratio. Other functions of Pep Up include offering employees information and suggesting activities suited to their state of health. Health age*7 is also displayed, incentivizing employees to improve their own health.
Making the most of the platform, during fiscal year 2018, as well as holding walking events, we distributed an activity tracker to help employees in managing their diet and exercise.
*1 Line-care: A workplace measure for mental health, in which managers and supervisors take a lead role in responding to requests by workers for advice, with the aim of improving the workplace environment
*2 Collaborative health: Situation where a company actively cooperates with an insurer, such as a health insurance society, to effectively and efficiently promote the health of its employees and their families
*3 Data health: Refers to a more effective and efficient health care program that is implemented in line with the health status of insured persons, by utilizing and analyzing the health and medical information held electronically by the medical insurer
*4 Specific health guidance: Health guidance provided for reducing the number of people with metabolic syndrome (visceral fat syndrome) or at risk of metabolic syndrome, and for the early detection and early treatment of lifestyle diseases and cancer, etc.
*5 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program: The program publicly recognizes particularly outstanding organizations that are practicing health and productivity management, based on initiatives attuned to local health-related challenges and on health-promotion initiatives led by the Nippon Kenko Kaigi
*6 Line-care: A workplace measure for mental health, in which managers and supervisors take a lead role in responding to requests by workers for advice, with an aim of improving the workplace environment.
*7 Health age: An indicator showing risk of lifestyle diseases, calculated based on the results of an employee’s medical checkup. The difference in years with the employee’s actual age is displayed, helping them understand their equivalent age in terms of their health conditions.