March 4, 2021 | News & Notices First Time Selected as “Health and Productivity Management” Brand and Fifth Consecutive Year Certified as a “White 500” Company with Outstanding Health and Productivity Management Practices
This is the first time Shimadzu Corporation has been selected by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a “2021 Health and Productivity Management” brand, which recognizes publicly listed companies with outstanding health and productivity management practices. The program is intended to select companies that manage the health of employees from a managerial perspective and implement “health management” in a strategic manner.
Furthermore, for the fifth consecutive year, Shimadzu has been recognized as a “White 500” company, which is a publicly listed company or other large company with outstanding health and productivity management practices.
Shimadzu considers employee health and safety and the freedom to work with vigor and enthusiasm as the basis for company management and believes they result in the management principle “Realizing Our Wishes for the Well-being of both Mankind and the Earth.” In 2017, we issued a health declaration to promote maintaining and improving the health of employees and their families, in cooperation with the Health Insurance Association and the labor union to promote a program named “Miru-Miru Genki” that involves activities in five areas—exercise, diet, quitting smoking, mental health, and sleep. The program also uses web solutions and other means to promote visible health management.
Miru-Miru Genki Health Improvement Activities
Healthy Menu at Employee Cafeteria
Sleep, Mind, and Smoking
To help improve sleeping habits, a workshop is offered to learn about sleep quality. The first step for self-care is to notice signs of stress in yourself as early as possible. Therefore, Shimadzu provides counselors within the company and has contracts with specialists outside the company to ensure employees can talk to someone at any time. For management personnel, employee mental health training is offered to provide necessary knowledge and skills.
The 22nd of every month is designated as a “Shimadzu No-Smoking Day” with smoking prohibited at all Shimadzu facilities throughout the day. The goal is to institute no-smoking policies at all Shimadzu facilities by 2025.
1. Ensuring Health
We will be highly mindful of our health and engage in independently maintaining our own health.
In addition, together with our colleagues we will endeavor to create a secure, safe, and comfortable workplace.
2. Sustaining Businesses Through Health
We will uphold the company spirit of promoting employee health, which has continued since the company was founded in 1875. In addition, by supplying leading-edge scientific technologies and services, we will help ensure the health of employees and society and promote the growth and prosperity of our businesses.
3. Contributing to Future of Society Through Health
We will grow together with society and strive to help create a prosperous future for mankind based on ensuring the health of our employees and their families, who are at the core of our business operations, and based on our corporate philosophy “Contributing to Society through Science and Technology.”