Sustainability

Maintenance and Promotion Employee Health

Basic approach

In January 2017, we announced the Fuji Oil Group Health Management Declaration, which states that we will proactively engage in health management. Based on this declaration, we set the following Mid-Term Management Plan objectives: “contributing to society by creating the future of delicious and healthy foods” and “ensuring the health and happiness of Fuji Oil Group employees” . We will continue to act to support our employees in maintaining and improving their health in areas as prevention of lifestyle-related illness and mental health problems.

Fuji Oil Group Health Management Declaration
In Fuji Oil Group’s Management Philosophy, we set forth our Vision: "We seek to contribute to the society by creating the future of delicious and healthy foods; using our core technologies in oils & fats and soy."
Health is important not only for the happiness of our employees and their families, but also to raise the strength of our Group. So here, Fuji Oil Group declares that we proactively engage in Health Management.
The highest priority in Health Management is the health and happiness of our employees. If our employees can enjoy their lives and work actively, it will lead to the enhancement of our corporate value.
The most important thing for Health Management is individual health awareness . In other words, we need to take care of our own health.
We will keep ‘health’ in mind, and will work "ethically, righteously, positively and vigorously."
We can then work for people, solve their problems, and drive forward our contribution to society.
As part of Health Management, we take actions to support our employees to sustain and improve their health. Specifically, we shall implement initiatives in areas as prevention of lifestyle-related illness and mental health problems, and also activities to promote physical strength.
1st of January, 2017
FUJI OIL HOLDINGS INC.
President and CEO Hiroshi Shimizu

Objective

We established the following objectives for 2020.
Improve health awareness among employees and actively conduct health promotion measures.
Establish a system to enable visualization of employee health condition.
Reduce the incidence of lifestyle-related diseases among employees and the number of employees with mental health issues.
Roll out measures to group companies in Japan and overseas.

Progress

  • Established an employee health promotion system (enhanced health guidance and health management promotion systems).
  • 100% of employees received health examinations. Secondary examination rate was 94.3% (down 1.6% from the previous fiscal year).
  • Percentage of employees taking stress checks at Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.: 93.9% (up 2.5% from the previous fiscal year)
  • Made efforts to raise employees’ health awareness (installed health measurement systems at major business sites).
  • Introduced delicious and healthy menus (using Fuji Oil’s soy products) in company cafeterias.
  • Fuji Oil Holdings was certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management (White 500) (February 2019).

Promotion System

The Fuji Oil Group promotes Group-wide health management initiatives under the overall control of the Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).The Health Management Promotion Group was established in the HR & Administration Division of Fuji Oil Co., Ltd., to plan measures and make improvements to health-related issues. An employee health support system was also established, comprising occupational physicians, public health nurses, nurses, occupational health counselors and other experts.

Specific initiatives

Measures to protect employees

We conduct regular health examinations. In FY 2018, the percentage of employees receiving health examinations at Fuji Oil Co., Ltd. was 100% (94.3% for secondary examinations).
To help preventing mental health problems, we offer stress checks and we encourage all employees to receive counseling. In FY 2018, 93.9% of employees took stress checks.
In the future, we will work to visualize the physical and mental health of our employees by using a health management system. We also plan to conduct surveys with Group companies in and outside Japan to check their health management status and health awareness, and to roll out effective measures across the Group.

Highlights: Results of stress check implementation
Stress checks are useful for improving workplaces. In FY 2018, we created workplace improvement plans and conducted follow-up training for high-risk workplaces based on the results of stress checks.

Health awareness raising and educational activities

In FY 2018, health measurement instruments (for blood pressure, body composition and activity level) were installed at the Hannan Business Operations Complex, Tokyo Regional Office and Osaka Branch Office to help employees manage their own health.
Also, to promote awareness of work style reform throughout the company, we have created the "CWORK Award" program, which includes the health awareness-raising category. The establishment of a mechanism that encourages each department to set a goal that will contribute to better health (such as “switching from bus commuting to bicycle commuting”) has led to increased health awareness among employees.
As part of efforts to enhance health guidance, in April 2019, we launched a full scale operation of the health management system to visualize health management. The health management system enables employees to track their own health data (health examination results, etc.), leading to increased employee health awareness.
Furthermore, in addition to encouraging our employees to participate in the food education project (providing on-demand lessons for elementary school students) as lecturers, we will plan and implement physical fitness promotion events to inspire employees to promote their own health.

Measures to improve employees’ dietary habits and physical fitness

  • In addition to planning/conducting health-related events such as lectures on dietary habits improvement and training to prevent mental health disorders, we promote the provision of delicious and healthy menus incorporating Fuji Oil’s soy and other products, at company cafeterias in Japan.
    To promote the physical fitness of employees, each business site will plan and hold events such as walking and yoga classes.

  • Poster displaying healthy menu items offered at a company cafeteria
    Poster displaying healthy menu items offered at a company cafeteria

External Recognition

Certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management (White 500)

In February 2019, Fuji Oil Holdings was certified as an Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management 2019 in the large enterprise category (White 500) for the second straight year, under the Excellent Enterprise of Health and Productivity Management certification system conducted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
Moreover, two Group companies in Japan, Fuji Sunny Foods Co., Ltd. and Omu Milk Products Co., Ltd., were also certified in the large enterprise category (White 500) and the small to medium-scale enterprise category, respectively.
The Fuji Oil Group will strive to earn high recognition and trust from stakeholders by vigorously promoting Group-wide health management efforts.

Health and Productivity Management (White 500)

Data

Health Examinations

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Total of business sites in Japan (FY2018)
(Employees) (%)
Rates of employees receiving examinations and anomaly observation* Number of employees eligible to receive health examinations 1,466
Number of examinees 1,466 100%
Number of employees with observed anomalies 971 66.2%
Secondary health examination/Treatment required* Secondary health examination/Treatment required 473 32.3%
Not examined /Not reported 27 5.7%

*FUJI OIL HOLDINGSINC. and Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.

Working hours

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Work record data for FY 2018
Average monthly overtime per employee* 159.1 Hours/month
Average monthly overtime per employee* 17.0 Hours/month

*FUJI OIL HOLDINGSINC. and Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.

Rate of absence due to illness

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FY 2018 Rate of absence due to illness* 1.27 %

*Includes only employees taking time off or leave for injury or illness.
*FUJI OIL HOLDINGSINC. and Fuji Oil Co., Ltd.

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