In the Asahi Kasei Group’s efforts to promote and maintain employee health, we provide both physical and mental health checkups as well as appropriate care. Our framework for health management was enhanced in fiscal 2011 with the appointment of a chief occupational medical officer, stationed at the Tokyo Head Office.
Our chief occupational medical officer visits independent plants and smaller offices to examine their circumstances and study how employee health can best be managed.
The ongoing effort to reduce the proportion of our personnel for whom health warning signs are found includes the use of our internet-based personal diet management system and the provision of guidance on exercise and health by specialist health management personnel and external lecturers at our various operating sites. In addition, our employee health insurance association began providing specified health guidance in fiscal 2008 under the Act of Assurance of Medical Care for Elderly People. Since fiscal 2010, this guidance has been extended to include independent plants and smaller offices in addition to major manufacturing sites and offices. The results of the participants’ annual checkups the year after the guidance began showed a decrease in the number of personnel who required management for health warning signs related to hyperlipidemia and hypertension.
The maintenance of employees’ mental health and care is advanced in tandem with our physical health and fitness programs. The corporate Mental Health Guideline provides for measures to improve the workplace environment together with four complementary approaches to care: By the individual employee, by line of authority, by industrial medical staff, and by specialists. The four approaches to care are summarized below.
Prevention and alleviation of ones’s own stress
Consultation with the individual or supervisor, support for improvement of workplace environment
Consultation of the employee with the supervisor, improvement of the workplace environment
Care by specialist institutions and specialist physicians