Futaba believes that strategically implementing initiatives to maintain and promote our employees' health is an "investment" for the future. To grow and develop toward the near future and continuously contribute to society, we set out the Health Statement in August 2022. In addition to the Company, the health insurance association and labor union have also signed the statement, indicating their commitment to fulfill each of their roles to enact initiatives to build the health of employees and create a company in which all employees can actively participate.
We consider our employees are members of Futaba family.
Employees' physical and mental health comes first for us to help each of them spend their daily life for many years to come and help them work positively.
For employees to stay healthy, we, Futaba, labor union, and health insurance association, hereby set out our Health Statement.
- 1.Futaba will offer employees safe workplaces with a sense of reassurance and continue improving them.
- 2.Futaba will proactively help employees promote their physical and mental health.
- 3.Employees will try to improve their lifestyles to stay healthy.
Through these activities, Futaba will ensure employee well-being in harmony with society.
The Safety and Health Promotion Office serves as a secretariat. The health insurance association, labor union, occupational health physician and staff, and internal departments cooperate with each other to help employees solve their health issues.
Promotion system chart
Health management strategy
*Basically, "health investment" and "indicators of the state of health investment measures" correspond 1:1. However, because there are some "health investments" that correspond to multiple "indicators of the state of health investment measures," those "health investments" are defined as "health investments related to various effects."
Certified as a 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization
According to our Health Statement, we consider our employees are members of Futaba family and employees' physical and mental health comes first for us to help each of them spend their daily life for many years to come and help them work positively. We positionsour employees well-being in harmony with society as one of its key management strategies.
Futaba has received recognition for its health management initiatives which supports each employees being able to actively participate for enhancement of their health that Futaba was certified as a 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization.
Also, Futaba Group is promoting its health mangement initiatives that Futaba Sumi was certified as a 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organization (medium & small enterprise category).
Plans for key initiatives related to health management
|Implementation of prevention activities
Establishment of the Health Challenge 8
Health education（group and e-learning）
Implementation of health guidance
Infection countermeasures（COVID-19 countermeasures, influenza vaccinations, vaccinations before overseas assignments, etc.）
|Implementation of total ban on smoking on-premises and stop smoking support activities
Total smoking bans on-premises
Internal stop smoking classes
Assistance related to stop smoking clinics, nicotine patches, etc.
Stop smoking promotion events（Stop Smoking Challenge）
|Enhancement of health management
|After the fact measures
|Implementation of prevention activities
（Self-care / line care）
Implementation of mental health education（group and e-learning）
Promotion of communication within the workplace
Interviews with new employees by industrial health staff, etc.
Establishment of health consultation windows
|Workplace improvement support activities
|Workplace support based on stress check group analysis results
|Enhancement of mental health support
Support for returning to work（recommendation for rework）
Support by internal industrial health staff
Injury and illness leave data management
Current situation and issues
In FY2021 we focused our efforts on health management, which is the foundation of our healthcare management, implementing a high-risk approach (work restrictions, etc.), thereby reducing the number of those at high risk for illness. In FY2022 we began providing health guidance by doctors and public health nurses to people other than those subject to specific health guidance in order to reduce the number of people with metabolic syndrome, which can lead to serious illnesses.
In addition to implementing approaches that focus on improving lifestyle to address the issues of low rates of exercise, poor dietary practices (e.g., eating too fast), and high smoking rates, from FY2023 we are introducing the Health Challenge 8*1 to help raise employees' awareness of their own health and establish healthier habits.
*1 Health Challenge 8: An initiative to maintain and promote health by working on improving eight healthy habits (healthy body weight, breakfast, snacks, alcohol consumption, exercise, not smoking, sleep, stress).
|Implementation of medical examinations,
stress checks, etc.
|Percentage of implementation of regular medical examinations
|Percentage of detailed medical examinations after regular medical examinations
|Percentage of implementation of stress checks
|Healthy lifestyle habits
State of initiatives
|Not eating between meals
|Be well rested from sleep
|Percentage of Metabolic syndrome reserve group subjects
|Percentage of People at high risk of illness
*2 Presenteeism--- It refers to a state of affairs where a loss of productivity occurs as a result of a company member's ability to work being impacted by health issues. It is measured by SPQ (Single-Item Presenteeism Question). Our aim is to reach 22.1% or lower by 2025.
*3 Absenteeism--- Percentage of absentee due to sickness and injury(%).
Helping employees build physical health
Exercise promotion initiatives
From FY2020, we began focusing on promoting walking as a gateway to healthy exercise habits, and are using ICT (information and communication technology) to encourage the participation of people who do not normally walk. Employees who used this ICT and averaged 8,000 steps/day or more showed weight loss.
In addition to organizing walking events, relay races, and other events to promote exercise, we provide opportunities and environments for exercise, such as encouraging employees to do radio calisthenics before starting work as part of their daily exercise routine and providing exercise facilities on company property.
In addition, since FY2022, we have been conducting fitness assessments and health seminars for employees over the age of 50 to help them become aware of their physical fitness and maintain and strengthen their bodies, as well as company health events for all employees to raise awareness of the importance of exercise and create opportunities to change their awareness and behavior.
State of participation ICT-based walking event （Non-consolidated）
|Number of Participants
|Percentage of participation
Healthy diet initiatives
The Company's employee cafeteria is registered with the food education and health promotion projects of the prefecture and city as an Aichi Prefecture Food Education Promotion Cooperative Eatery and an Okazaki City Health Support Facility, respectively. As such, the cafeteria offers health-conscious options, such as meals of just 600 Calories, and displays the Calorie counts on every item on the menu. In addition, the Company shares its health concerns with the catering companies that provide food to the employee cafeteria, and they provide menu items in consideration of those health issues as a monthly health event.
In order to protect employees from the hazards of smoking and second-hand smoke, we have established internal no-smoking days and are engaging in activities to promote the cessation of smoking across the entire company. From April 1, 2025, we plan to prohibit smoking on all company property.
In preparation for this goal, we held no-smoking seminars in FY2022 including "lung checker" lung age assessments for those who were interested, in order to help employees come to a correct understanding of COPD*4and encourage early prevention and treatment. We are also running a campaign to support employees to quit smoking.
*4 COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a lung disease primarily caused by long-term smoking that causes inflammation of the lungs and makes it difficult to exhale.
Stop smoking seminar
State of participation in the Stop Smoking Challenge（Non-consolidated）
|Number of Participants
|Percentage of achievement
Women's health events
We held health events (FUTABA Pink Ribbon Movement) to raise awareness of the importance of the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. We also held a concurrent event to experience various health measurements including vascular age assessment, allowing many employees, regardless of gender, to try palpating themselves.
Furthermore, we raised awareness by setting out booths at company events to give not only employees but also their families the opportunity to think about breast cancer.
Helping employees build mental health
We carry out activities based on guidelines for four types of mental health care while cooperating with occupational health staff and the Human Resources Division among others. Having introduced mental health education in the job level-based training programs, we consider it necessary to help employees build mental health in the early stage of their careers, and focus on implementing initiatives aimed at helping new employees stay mentally healthy. In FY2023, we will set workplace improvement as a priority issue, and will identify strengths and weaknesses of workplaces based on the results of group analysis after stress checks, thereby creating a framework that will lead to workplace improvement.
Line care education（e-learning）（Non-consolidated）
|Number of subjects
|Percentage of course completion